After leaving school, I worked in the construction industry. Around this time, my uncle was diagnosed with mental health issues which completely changed his life and meant he now required help from support staff to meet both physical and mental wellbeing needs. I saw how much of a difference his support staff made to his life, and I decided I wanted to make a difference too, to support people to live full and fulfilling lives.
I work at Quarriers Mearns View Service which specialises in supporting people with autism. As soon as I heard about the service, I knew it was where I wanted to be.
Quarriers is an extremely supportive organisation that encourages staff to excel and grow. During my time here, I have completed HNC and SVQ qualifications. My line manager is knowledgeable and approachable, and although I work different shifts, Quarriers has allowed me to have a set day off every week which has been extremely helpful for organising childcare.
My favourite thing about my job is being part of the lives of the people we support and helping them to conquer new challenges and goals.
A good support worker should be patient, caring and respectful, and above all, they should be driven by making people’s lives better. Being a part of Quarriers is a fantastic and rewarding opportunity.