How long have you been involved with City Care?
One month currently!
What is your experience?
So far, my experience with City Care has provided me with more than I could have asked for when it comes to educating myself on at home care. Despite the current climate we are in, I have found it so admirable that people are still doing as much as they can to keep things going as normally as we can. It has been a rewarding experience and I am proud to be a part of it.
What was it about City Care that made you want to work here?
I wanted to get involved in a different realm of care, I think it is important to get as involved as you can in all needs of all age groups. City Care provided a local feel while still being a top care company in Sunderland which appealed to me.
I have a University degree in social and behavioural sciences from Western Kentucky in the United States. I spent a lot of time in university becoming certified in crisis aversion voluntarily which proved to me how much I love helping others. I am a past certified behaviour technician who mostly worked with special needs students. Before that I assisted with mental health organisations and worked privately with a psychiatric nurse by providing assistance for people struggling with their mental health.
What is important to you about your job?
The people we provide care for are the most important aspect to me including the care assistants who daily assist people. I love seeing just how much what we do means to people. Being able to meet and interact with people from all walks of life is something that has always been important to me.
What are your goals in the next 12 months
Well, my first goal is to learn how to drive a manual car! (We drive on the opposite side in the states!) My other goals are cantered around becoming fully educated in at home care and continuing to learn how to provide the best support we can for people. I would like to progress in my role at City Care and continue to learn as much as I can in doing so.