What I liked most when I started to work for Response was how easy it was to align my values and aspirations with those of the organisation – Promoting Independent and Community Living. This is reflected in the policies, training and most importantly in the way that people work.
I had experience as a health care assistant /support worker in care for the elderly and people with learning disabilities. I also had a Batchelor of Arts degree in Marketing. However I was new to mental health and social care management.
My career development has benefited from positive supervision, coaching, mentoring and appraisals. I am empowered to explore my creativity in developing new ways of delivering services (my strength), but also supported with areas of my potential development. In 2009 I was funded by Response to undertake a Masters degree in Leadership.
My career with Response so far:
- 2007 to 2008 Assistant Manager
- 2008 to 2008 Deputy Manager
- 2008 to 2014 Project Manager
- 2014 to 2014 Service Manager
- Current – Operations Manager