Christopher Carmichael

PBS Practitioner

I am now entering my 22nd year working in health and social care, and have been lucky enough to work in a variety of settings along the way, although my background is predominantly in ASD and learning disabilities.

I have worked for M&D Care since May 2020, and prior to this I worked for an autism charity managing a vocational day service provision which focused on developing outdoor curriculums and work skills based partnerships with other voluntary organisations as well as developing a workshop based social enterprise and qualifications in Agored Cymru. Personal and professional growth and development are extremely important to me and I’m lucky enough to have had opportunities to achieve my QCF Level five in Residential Care Management, and the BTEC Level Four in PBS. I am currently enrolled on the level five qualification, which I aim to achieve over the next twelve to sixteen months. I take a great deal of satisfaction from others development, particularly if this positively impacts on the lives of the people in our services. Over the course of my career I have been an A1/A2 NVQ assessor in social care, a trainer in Level Two Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act and I’m currently an accredited trainer in PBM ABMU and have been for nearly seven years. I have also obtained a PTTL’s and a QCF Level Three qualification in Learning & Development.

My primary motivation when approaching my professional responsibilities is to help others achieve a greater quality of life with an emphasis on choice, competence through skill building, independence and positive regard through the building of meaningful relationships, and I find helping others gives me a great sense of achievement and satisfaction.

My overall professional aim is to lend my skills and experience to help deliver exceptional standards of support through the delivery of learning programs, with a vision to work in reducing the reliance on restrictive practices and make a real difference in the lives of people in our services through learning and developing staff teams and by the use practical tools that support reduction.