Prior to my role here at M&D Care, I worked within the TEFL industry, travelling around the world and teaching Academic English in a range of settings including universities in Tokyo, Warsaw, London, Cardiff and eventually returning to Swansea. A career change in 2018 brought me to M&D Care where I first worked as a support worker at the Croft before being assigned as a PBS Practitioner. My role as a PBS Practitioner has allowed me to use the research skills which I obtained on my MA in Linguistics, to analyse Behavioural Reports and develop Positive Behaviour Plans. I’m currently studying on the Professional Diploma Level 5 in PBS. During 2019, I qualified as an Active Support Trainer as well as an Interactive Trainer.
A recent development in my role here at M&D Care has seen me take greater responsibility for delivering training to staff. This includes planning and delivering the one week New Starter Induction as well as delivering the two day workshop in Active Support and the one day Interactive Training Workshop. This new development is exciting as it allows me to use the skills and experience I gained during my 12 year career as a TEFL Teacher. During 2020 I will also deliver the Practice Leader Training to insure the company wide implementation of Active Support as a culture and practice is successful.
Although still a relatively new role and field of knowledge for me I’ve been continuously supported by numerous members of staff which has made the transition from Education to Social Care not as difficult as I first expected. I’m most grateful for their help. I hope that my skills and experience in teaching and training will benefit staff and ultimately the people we support especially in this year of expansion.