I worked in Local Authority provider services for 22 years initially as a frontline worker providing direct personal care and support to vulnerable people, mainly people with Learning Disabilities. I then completed my Social Work training and became a qualified Social Worker in 2000 and secured a position as an Outreach Manager. I managed a registered service for adults with learning disabilities, which provided support to enable people with learning disabilities to live independently, in their own homes or within sheltered accommodation, within the community. Since qualifying as a Social Worker (SW) I spent 4 years as a long arm Practice Assessor/Educator for SW BA and MA students on placements. Following my management role, I spent a period of 8 months working in a senior role as ‘Interim Community Support Manager’ and returned to my role as Outreach manager until I left in June 2010 to work at the University of Wolverhampton. My Job role at the University was ‘Practice Learning Development Worker’, where I was responsible for the development of Independent practice placements, for students on the Social Work Degree program.
My experiences to date have developed my professionalism and enabled me to;
- Work directly with vulnerable people
- Manager people and services (Managing teams)
- Managing projects (re-provision of services)
- Effectively communicate with others
- Contribute to the facilitation of the training for practice supervisors (Social Work)
- Facilitate Independent meetings
- Plan module workshops (Level 4 SW students)
- Plan and deliver teaching session
I am organised, self-motivated and will work on my own initiative. I currently plan and prioritise my own work to meet deadline and committed to continual professional development.
Current appointment Social Work (Qualifying) & Integrated Services 14.0610 - present
Give Institute, Department and Research Centre(s)/Clusters