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Paid employment for All Abilities.

Posted: 08-Jan-2015 by All Abilities

Maccabi Victoria All Abilities is thrilled to share one of our biggest success stories to date:

In mid-2014 All Abilities member, Zvi Schweitzer, came to us and expressed his frustration in seeking paid employment in his area of interest, namely sport. Zvi is an extremely capable young man with many incredible skills to offer; he is reliable, committed and enthusiastic. He also has many relevant qualifications making him the perfect candidate for employment in the sporting sector, including Sandringham Basketball Association's basketball coaching course, Tennis Australia trainee coaching course, Certificate of Education and active after-school communities coaching course. 

Despite having immense volunteer and work experience, including as a table tennis, basketball and tennis coach, he has struggled to find regular paid work in the sector. All Abilities Inclusion Coordinator, Lauren Mandel, was delighted to support Zvi to access paid work at the King David School in Armdale, with the incredible assistance of Drew Solewicz (King David Sports Manager). 

Following submitting his cover letter and resume, Zvi was invited to visit the school and undergo formal interview processes and training with Drew, supported by Lauren. Zvi was granted a volunteer position in Term 4, 2014, to assist the sports teachers and complete extremely valued work. His role included helping to run sports, maintaining the sports shed and setting up for sports programs.

After successfully completing the above position and with some discussion, the school offered Zvi the incredible opportunity to become an official member of staff and receive remuneration for his hard work in 2015. 

We could not be more proud of Zvi, his professionalism and the way he interacted with the students and other teachers. Thank-you to King David staff and particularly Drew, for the time you have generously given up to support Zvi in his role and taking him under your wing.  

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