I started at St Elizabeth’s two years ago with zero experience in health care and no direction for my future. I was just curious to learn about special needs and as I was studying at university, the ability to work during holidays was perfect.
The training given made me feel confident to start and I’ve loved every minute since. During lockdown universities closed and I was able to spend more time at the centre, in both the children’s homes and school. Every shift and child is different, creating endless learning experiences. It really is a special place to work and made me realise my future involves improving the quality of life for children like these.
St Elizabeth’s provides the opportunity to complete the level 3 qualification in residential childcare, which I recently completed during the first lockdown, working full time hours and juggling online university. The experience and qualifications I have gained has enabled me to secure a competitive 30 person masters programme in childhood psychological disorders.
I couldn’t be more grateful to the opportunities at St Elizabeth’s and the children who teach me new things each day I work.