“I started working at The Caldecott Foundation in 2006 as a Residential Care Worker. I absolutely loved working in the residential homes and found the job to be challenging, yet incredibly rewarding. I particularly enjoyed being a key worker and all of the responsibilities that came with it. Seeing a child grow from the start of their placement until the time comes for them to move on is very special.
During my time working in the homes, I progressed from a Residential Care Worker to Senior Residential Care Worker and then to Deputy Manager. At this point in my career I realised my passion for training and development and was supported by the organisation to transfer over to the support services as the Diploma Assessor. My role has since evolved with the support and encouragement of my line managers and I am
now the Service Development Manager within the senior management team.
Caldecott was my first professional role following university and I had limited practical experience of working with looked after children. With the mentoring and support I received, I am proud of my career and what I have achieved within the organisation. I believe that Caldecott has not only nurtured my professional development, but also been a secure base from which I have grown as a person.”