Hi, my name is Tsitsi
I started working for St Anne’s in January 2003, the same time that Fearnville Grove Supported Living house was opened in Leeds. I have been working at this location since then and have never regretted. It is rewarding to see how the service users have become more and more independent with time. I give all this credit to the wonderful work colleagues who are a dream to work with, and a very supportive management team. If anyone out there is still looking for a rewarding job with loads of opportunities in training, then St. Anne’s is for you. Though I am a foreigner and coming from an ethnic minority, I hardly feel isolated. Working for St Anne’s is like home away from home. Its zero tolerance policy on discrimination on both service users and employees has seen it coming up with a Diversity Team, which I am part of that is chaired by the organisation’s Chief Executive. As a student, I have time to do my studies and at the same time, earn some income because of the accommodating flexible working patterns within St Anne’s that are out of this world.
Hi, my name is Ian Wardle Anderson
I started with St Anne’s just over a year ago as a Support Worker.I currently work in
Wetherby and work between three different homes shared by older people with learning disabilities.It’s a very varied role and every day is different which keeps my job both interesting and enjoyable.
Having not worked in Learning Disabilities for some years I was aware of St Anne’s, its reputation for care, support, staffing and training which attracted me work for St Anne’s.Many of my work colleagues and others I have met in other services have worked for St Anne’s for many years which to me prove people are enjoying their work and the company that they work for.
My manager has taken an interest in my career development, encouraging me to take on projects and taking advantage of training that is offered by St Anne’s.I am hopefully due to start my QCF diploma shortly.
Hi, my name is Jane Moss
I have worked for St Anne’s for 8 years. I worked in Learning Disabilities for 5 years and then I transferred to Mental Health where I have worked for 3 years..
I am a Support Worker supporting 8 Clients with Mental Health Problems to live independently. I do so by supporting them to help them manage their finances; prompting with their medication and other day to day things which they need support to do. I am also a Key worker for 2 Clients which involves working with them to put Support Plans in place to best support them and meet their needs.
The thing I enjoy the most about my job is the fact that I am helping clients to fulfil their potential and that I am supporting clients to live as independently as they can. That is what makes my job worth that I am helping someone. We have a great staff team and we all support each other.
I enjoy working for St Anne’s because I get all the training and support that I need to be able to carry out my job role adequately. I like that staff are given the opportunity to job swap or shadowing other services because it gives the staff a chance to see how the other services work and it gains them more experience so I would like to say thank you to St Anne’s for giving staff the opportunity to take part in this.
Since I started working with St Anne’s I have achieved quite a lot. Whilst I was working in Learning Disabilities, I completed and passed my LDAFbut it is since I transferred across to Mental Health that I have achieved the most. Since I started, I have completed and passed my NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and rand passed my Mental Health Certificate Level 2. When I first came to work in Mental Health I had a lack of confidence but my Manager has helped me to overcome this by giving me the opportunity to mentor new staff and studentsbecause doing the mentoring has really helped to boost my confidence.
I am quite keen on applying for Management Development Programme to help me pursue my goal of being a manager and help me develop new skills and boost my confidence a lot more