I have worked in the care industry for the previous 10 years working primarily with adults who have disabilities as well as running a business focusing on children with disabilities and offering advice and support to families and professionals.
I began my career working within Pupil Referral Units and SEMH before moving to working with adults aged 18+ within SEND settings. I worked as a personal tutor for 8 years teaching a host of subjects including woodwork, cooking, budgeting, Maths and English as well as developing learners skills around independent travel training. My learners had varying needs and abilities but with inclusive working we were able to help them reach their personal and educational goals.
I then began working within the social sector developing existing and lifelong skills of service users. This is where I recognised a hole within the system. I had the opportunity to create Lifelong Ability North East (LANE) where we would look to develop work based skills, independent or assisted living skills and social skills through a person centered approach. With this approach we will be able to take our Clients on a meaningful journey which reflects their personal goals. We empower our clients to reach their potential using this targeted approach.
I have worked in the care sector for 12 years, 10 of which as a support worker, higher level therapy support assistant and a personal assistant for adults with physical and learning disabilities predominantly autism, PMLD and cerebral palsy.
I work to my fullest potential with a caring and positive approach and I enjoy a challenge. I have completed numerous training courses throughout my career to upskill and progress within my roles.
I am passionate about my job and like to see each individual happy, thrive and achieve their goals whilst helping them along the way.
Higher Level Support Assistant
Family Liaison and Training Officer
I have worked in the care industry full time for the last 10 years in various capacities including voluntary roles, support worker, direct personal assistant and therapy assistant. I have worked heavily with clients with both physical and learning disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy and PMLD and ensure a high standard of care is always achieved.
In my previous jobs, I have completed training courses and delivered to the staff team with regular updates to apply new knowledge and improve my skill set.
Although this is my first role as a Family Liaison Officer; I have always maintained positive relationships with colleagues, parents, carers, families and external professionals throughout my career. I’m very much looking forward to my new role here at LANE and can’t wait to help build and develop this service with a great staff team, our clients, and their families.
Throughout my career, I have always had a role that is centred around people and their needs and I am immensely proud of this. Over the last two years, I have been working with children who have physical and learning disabilities. Recently I have also worked with adults who have similar needs and Cerebral Palsy.
In work and general life, I pride myself on my attention to detail and drive to support others. I like to adapt to the people I interact with and I believe this helps me create a bond with them and a high level of trust.
This is my first role as a support assistant but I am confident all of my personable attributes and skills will help me succeed and unlock my potential to learn and grow. As I am fairly new to this sector of work I’m sure a fresh set of eyes and ears will help to put forward new ideas and benefit those around me.
I am excited to grasp this role with both hands and can’t wait to meet future clients, parents, carers and staff.