Why did you join St Monica Trust?
I wanted to try something new and wanted to help – I had heard it’s a good place to work.
What do you get up to on a typical day?
Assist people to get out of bed and get ready for the day – this includes washing, dressing and anything they can’t do for themselves.
What is the best or most rewarding thing about your role?
Helping people to do what they can’t, knowing how much it means to them – the little things mean the most to them.
What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome them?
When I joined I had no experience and didn’t really know what I had to do or was expected to do. However, with training and the support of the team, I quickly overcame this.
What's it really like to work here?
It’s a busy work environment, with a good sense of team work. It’s not just a job for us, we all enjoy helping people here.
Tell us about the training and development...
It started with a thorough induction and on the job training. Since then I have achieved a Diploma in Health and Social Care and have received regular training – some of which is online and some is more practical, such as emergency first aid.
What's been your biggest achievement?
My promotion to Senior Nursing Care Assistant, as I started here with no experience about five years ago and now I help train new people.
What do you think makes someone successful at St Monica Trust?
Hard working, willing to get involved, observant, good listener, person-centred, caring.
What would you say to someone thinking of applying?
If you can do it, what’s stopping you? I think it’s a great place to work. If you’re caring, why not give it a go.