Charntaye is a young Indigenous woman, with limited employment history. She walked into the Real Futures office In Kempsey in April 2021, she had heard that Real Futures go above and beyond to assisted people to gain employment.
During COVID and with all the restrictions, it made finding employment even more difficult. With the initial appointment, Charntaye and ES (Emma) started looking for jobs that were in the local area and what Charntaye was interested in as a career path.
We came across a position at the local PCYC as an Activities Officer. Real Futures helped Charntaye redo her resume to match the role she was applying for. About a week later she go a phone call to advise her that she had a interview. Charntaye was nervous but excited, Charntaye got the job!
“Having the opportunity to be a part of the community, and help the next generation learn new skills is very rewarding.”
Before starting work she needed a WWCC and a police check. Real Futures assisted Charntaye to obtain these documents for her, two weeks later Charntaye commenced employment.
Charntaye loves going to work every day. Working with children is very rewarding, coming up with new ideas for group activities, and watching the kids develop new skills. These things make my job easy says Charntaye.
“Real Futures has given me an opportunity for a better future than most kids in care aren’t lucky enough to receive.”
Charntaye is now a positive role model to the younger generation and is passionate about supporting the youth to become role models themselves.