A day in the life of a..................Support Worker
What I do daily is quite hard to put into words. I am part of a lovely team and we all have different roles and responsibilities when on shift. I do various things like cooking, cleaning, medication, finances, trips out shopping and other social activities which are fun and engaging. I am offered lots of training even for things not in direct relation to my work, which is great. I work to a shift rota which my Senior or Team Leader prepares, the weekly shifts can include upto 3 sleep overs, long shifts, early starts and late finishes, and they always try and accommodate my preferences for shifts if I have a personal event I need to attend or a holiday.
I love that no two days are the same and each day brings different challenges to overcome. The people I support and the staff I work with make my job worthwhile. Doing a job where I can see someone’s skills/independence/confidence increase is what motivates me. If I can make a difference & improve the quality of life for one individual, it has been a worthwhile day.
Botton is a beautiful place. There is so much going on here on a daily basis. The people here are some of the most open and honest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I am left to get on with my job without too much interference from management yet at the same time I feel supported by them and I know they will offer assistance if I need it.
There are many challenges in this role but nothing that cannot be worked through, and the great thing is that I am fully aware that there is always someone who will lend a hand or offer advice.
I know that I am able to expand my knowledge and able to take on extra responsibility so that one day I could become a Senior Support Worker.