Staff profile – Alison, Team Leader
I have worked in health and social care for 20 years, for a number of large providers, and for the last five years within a managerial position. In this time I have had positive and negative experiences. I decided to pursue a new challenge and applied for the position of Team Leader with Creative Support, in a service for adults with enduring mental health problems.
I have known of Creative Support throughout my career and have worked alongside members of the staff team at networking, funding and training events. I have been aware that the organisation has grown dramatically over the years, as has its reputation. Whilst attending college to work towards my NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care, I met staff members who were always talking positively about Creative Support’s ethos, values and principles and how, as an organisation, it invests in its staff team. This encouraged me further to make my application to them. I am grateful and happy to say that I was successful in my application and am now a proud member of the team.
Since starting with Creative Support, I have met many staff members who I have previously crossed paths with, over the years, in different organisations. They, like me, have become members of the Creative Support team and developed their careers with Creative Support. I am delighted with my new role.