Kirstie says: “For them to be joining in with everything, to enjoy life and to see them smile I know I’ve done my job right and it’s just amazing!”
What is your role? I am responsible for supporting individuals with learning disabilities at Hawthorn House residential.
I carry out link worker duties for an individual with learning disabilities, which means that I makes sure that the individual I support has everything they need, i.e. shopping, clothing etc. I support them and others with all aspects of their support needs.
As a support facilitator I am involved in all aspects of personal care for individuals, supporting the individual with every day tasks as well as completing records, taking them into the community, supporting to appointments, taking part in activities, and trying to support them to be as independent as able.
What might people not know about working in the council? That no day is ever the same at work, people’s needs change all the time.
What is your most memorable moment? Is being involved in the filming for the brand ambassador’s videos for Staffordshire. I felt so proud. Let’s wait and see what’s next!