Susy has found her dream job and her enthusiasm can light up a room!
Susy knows that having Down syndrome shouldn’t stand in the way of her dreams and left school eager to find a job. She was excited to be employed at a supermarket but sadly it didn’t work out. It was a great job, Susy says, except that my boss was very mean to me. Susy even hid in the toilet after her boss asked her to do something she was physically unable to do. This upset Susy so much that she stopped working for three years.
Then she visited House with No Steps and was offered work in supported employment. Susy’s self-confidence has gone through the roof and she completed her Cert III in Process Manufacturing. But the achievement she is most proud of is being named Employee of the Year at HWNS.
‘My heart and soul is where I work. My job means the world to me. I love coming here every day. Everyone is my friend. Without my job I am nothing. It would be me staying at home and being a potato person.