Please contact Rachel Knights on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
£41,000 dependent upon experience
My Meadows Care journey began in 2006 joining the company as a graduate straight from University. I had studied Psychology and needed a stop gap whilst I decided where my career would lead and earn some money – 11 years later and I am still here!! I am ambitious and eager to climb the career ladder, something Meadows have supported and enabled me to do. I began as a residential support worker, progressing to Deputy Manager, then Registered Manager and most recently Placements Manager for the North West and West Midlands. The training and qualifications I have gained along my journey have equipped me to progress. I have achieved a NVQ level 3 in children and young people and a Diploma Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Meadows Care provide me with the opportunities, encouragement and support I need to thrive and progress in my career. No day is the same and every day I learn.
I started with Meadows Care in January 2014, as a residential support worker (grade 3). I started with no training or knowledge in this sector. With the support and training that is available at Meadows I was given the opportunity to develop and progress through grading system from residential support worker 3 through to senior residential support worker and then on to Deputy Manager. I completed my Level 3 NVQ in Caring for Children and Young and currently working to completing my Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. The training available at Meadows includes mandatory training and then specialised individual training to meet the needs of the children and young people living at Meadows Care. In May 2017 I was promoted to Registered Manager! All this wouldn’t have been possible if I wasn’t given the support and guidance from people within the company. With all the support and encouragement throughout my time at Meadows Care this has helped me to identify my own potential and set life goals and achievements to work towards in the near future.
I started working for Meadows Care in May 2016 as a Residential Support Worker. I previously had no experience within this role and lack of confidence within myself. With all the training and support I received from Meadows I gained a lot of knowledge and with that came my confidence. Working at Meadows has made me value myself and my role as a Residential Support Worker and the benefit of seeing young people develop new skills and progress makes me proud of myself and the company I work for.
Since being at Meadows Care, my time here has been enjoyable, productive and rewarding. I have learnt a lot and I am given the opportunity to progress in my role through excellent training and support. The incentives in place for employees help me continue to strive in my job role and show that my hard work is both recognised and rewarded.
Meadows Care have given me the skills and knowledge required to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people that I care for.
It was always a bit of a chore getting up and going to work until I moved to Meadows Care in October 2017.
Each day is different, each day is rewarding, I absolutely love supporting the children in their lives and helping them become better people. This is more like a vacation than a job to me.
Being new to the job the training provided by Meadows Care has been excellent. I learn new things every day, the team at my house are so supportive and it feels like more of a family than a set of work colleagues.
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