With a combined total of almost 200 years in Health and Social Care (196 to be precise!) and 71 years at the Trust, the East Riding Management team have lots of experience but they have all progressed their careers whilst they have been with us. They all wanted to tell you a bit more about their career paths and how they progressed to their current roles.
I started in care in 1995 at a nursing home in Scarborough and have had various care jobs around having 5 children. I then worked for East Riding Council for 10 years as a Support Worker. I joined the Trust in 2015 as a Night Support Worker, then changed to Support Worker. In June 2019, I became the Assistant Manager at my current service.
I began working in social care and for the Trust in 2016 as a Support Worker. One year later, I was made Assistant Manager to cover a colleague’s maternity leave. For 3 years, I stayed as Assistant Manager in one service, but I now work over two.
Initially, I planned to be a Speech and Language Therapist, having studied English Literature and Language for 3 years at University. I volunteered for about 3 years at York Hospital on the stroke ward talking to patients to help them with their speech. I began working with the Trust expecting to only be here for a year or so and to return to University… but I am still here!
I have worked for the Trust for 4 years having never worked in social care before. Starting off at the Trust as a Support Worker, I stepped up to Assistant Manager in October last year.
I have been in Health and Social care since 2007, so 14 years, and with the Trust nearly 3 years now. I started as a part time carer in the community but originally didn’t think I would be able to do it. How wrong was I? Last year I became Assistant Manager at my current service.
Before I joined the Trust, I worked as a registered (adult) nurse for 10 years. I had to leave due to a major illness which left me with a disability, so was unable to return to what I loved. I had 2 years out looking after my terminally ill mum at home from the beginning of her illness to the end. I was lost for a while, I knew I wanted to help people, but I thought I was limited to care homes for the elderly, which I knew, due to my disability, I would be unable to do or deliver care to a satisfactory standard and I wouldn’t be able to cope with the demands of care homes for children either. I found out about the Trust through the Job Centre. I applied for a Support Worker post and luckily I was accepted. That was 6 and a half years ago now and I have been lucky enough to work across a few of the services in the East Riding region.
I am now an Assistant Manager over 2 services and have been for the last 3 years. I absolutely love this vocation; no two days are the same. The best part of this work is seeing an Individual we Support with a big smile on their face. Knowing that they are happy and living the life they want to lead with our support is what makes it worthwhile.
I worked in the social care sector from 1986 until 2001, starting my career as a care assistant in elderly residential care before moving on to become an elderly nursing care assistant. In 2001, I took a career break until 2009.
Then, in 2009, I came to work for the WWFT as a Support Worker. I then became an Assistant Manager in 2010. In 2011/2012 (I think), I was seconded to another service within the Trust but still in the East Riding and took on the role of Temporary Manager for approximately a year. In 2015, I became the Manager at my current service.
I went to college and completed a social care course for two years, followed by 2 years as a nanny in London. After this I completed my nurse training – I stayed in the profession for 20 years during which time I became a registered manager of a 45 bed nursing home. Then, I decided to try something different and came to the Trust as a Manager – initially for a single service but now I cover two services and I am still here almost 9 years down the line!!
I have worked in social care since leaving school in 1992. I started with the Trust in 2008 as a Community Support Worker moving to Senior Support Worker in 2013. In 2014, I became an Assistant Manager before becoming a Manager in 2016. I then moved across to the East Riding to my current two services.
I have worked in care since leaving school. I started working life supporting the elderly with their meals, then when I was 18 I started to do hands on support. I moved to support adults with learning disabilities 15 years ago and absolutely loved it. I then moved house and joined the Trust 8 ½ years ago starting as a Support Worker and progressing to Assistant Manager then onto Manager before taking on the management of another service fairly recently.
I have been in Social Care for 20 years. Before starting at the Trust, I worked in the community before working in the NHS. I started at the Trust in July 2013 as an Assistant Manager at one of our registered services. I was then promoted to Manager at three services in Scarborough. In October 2019, I moved to the East Riding as their new Registered Manager.