The Hessel Group have been part of South Australia since 1998, offering families and the community care, support and training. Hessel take the time to get know their clients and are able to find the right care or support solutions for them. With services available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, clients are able to access support when they need it most.
The Hessel Group are committed to social and community responsibility, so when an opportunity became available, they jumped at the chance to employ one of Barkuma’s job seekers, Naomi. Maree McCulloch, General Manager says “Through our ongoing, confident relationship with Barkuma Employment, we have embraced the opportunity to employ Naomi and have her as part of our team.”
Naomi has been with the Hessel Group for one and half years and works 9 hours a week, providing administrative assistance with tasks that often can’t be completed due to time constraints. Maree adds “Naomi is one of the team. She has not only grown professionally, but there has been a significant growth in her personal development.” Naomi loves her work and always has a smile on her face.
The partnership with the Hessel Group and Barkuma Employment has been positive since day one. “The synergy that exists between our organisations has fostered a most positive relationship,” mentioned Maree, “we are always open to opportunities that may expand on our relationship with Barkuma.”
To anyone considering employing a Barkuma job seeker Maree says “If you’re looking for a way to enhance your culture, look for something that adds a difference and value to your workforce. The difference will come in the way you view the capabilities of your team and the person with disability. The value you will experience is in the way your new employee will engage within your organisation.”
For more information about employing a Barkuma job seeker visit: https://www.barkuma.com.au/get-involved/provide-employment