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employment Career change for Charlotte Orange resident Charlotte Maguire is encouraging others to consider a career in disability as new figures reveal a high demand for skilled community and disability service workers in New South Wales’ Central West. A ccording to research by TAFE services. I noticed a job opportunity NSW, the Central West has at LiveBetter in Orange and I haven’t the highest rate of skills looked back,” Charlotte said. shortages in NSW at 70.6 per cent, “LiveBetter wanted to ensure I had with community services and health all the skills necessary to provide our care having the highest vacancies. customers with quality specialised and helped me complete the course with flying colours. When Charlotte made the move service and encouraged me to study from Boston, USA, with her two young a Certificate III in Individual Support sons to Orange for a lifestyle change, (Disability) at TAFE NSW. little did she know it would also lead “I was initially apprehensive to a stimulating career change. “I worked in retail for 14 years and had always wanted to work in disability “I am now in a career I love thanks to the skills I have learned at TAFE NSW and it really shows it’s never too about starting the course after not late to learn new things and have a studying for nearly 25 years, but change of career.” the teachers were really supportive www.tafensw.edu.au Are you looking for work? MJP Employment Services take action to find sustainable jobs for people with disability. We can offer assistance with: Work experience Job interviews Communication Work attire Resume writing Travel training Presentation skills Supervisors Phone (08) 7325 0027 linkonline.com.au Making jobs possible employment 59