Team Support Worker

I am one of the Team Support Workers at Children First

I joined the team at Children First at the beginning of 2020. I have spent several years working in Early Years Childcare and Fostering was a big change for me, one that I welcomed as it meant that I could grow my knowledge and understanding of Children and families. Unfortunately, just a few months in, we were struck with the coronavirus epidemic and I had to try and learn and adapt to the new role remotely. It was certainly a tough year but the team I work with was amazingly supportive and it’s been a big learning curve.
As a Team Support worker, I help our Looked after children and carers with support work when needed and taking Children to contact or respite placements. I assist in arranging Agency activity days and meetings as well as assisting the SSW’s with any tasks. I oversee our Agencies Newsletter; I run our Children and Young Person Council and assist with the Independence Program. I also do some carer recruitment when needed, carrying out Initial visits and report writing.