Meet Julie: Joblife job seeker to Life Without Barriers employee

14 January 2020

Julie's relationship with Life Without Barriers has come full circle now that she has joined us as a staff member after being supported by us in her youth.

Julie was diagnosed with high-functioning autism at the age of nine when she was living with a foster care family in Toowoomba.

From the age of 16, she has been supported by Life Without Barriers to lead a healthy and independent life. However, her dream was to secure a job.

With the help of her Joblife consultant, David Krienke, Julie was initially placed in a domestic services role, which she enjoyed and gained valuable transferable skills. However, changes in the business meant the position was no longer appropriate. David and his team responded immediately and identified a fantastic new role where she could develop her social and communication skills and coincidentally, it was with Life Without Barriers.

Julie is now employed in a part-time administration role where she is buddied with more experienced staff to develop her skills and she has already proven what an asset she is to the team.

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