I have a passion for my work attending training courses to further my knowledge.
I have been trained in lots of different areas such as; Safeguarding (March 2015, 2016 and 2017), Management of actual or potential aggression - MAPA (November 2015, refreshed March 2017), Moving people (December 2015), Specific feeding and choking management (January 2016) and Basic life support (March 2016). Medication administration (November 2016), Gastrostomy feeding (November 2016), First aid (December 2016) Fire Marshall (March 2017) These training events are important and they are furthering my understanding and knowledge of how to meet every child’s individual needs and create the best possible time for them.
I stated at Disability Challengers as a play worker in April 2015 and then became deputy play leader in November 2016. I have been asked to help out at other schemes and have always been more than happy to go over and help. I ensure I read each child's information sheet to know what allergies and needs they have to create a safe environment. We toilet the children ourselves, alongside the designated toileting member of staff that day. Hoisting children when needed and ensuring they are comfortable. I also know basic Makaton so I can communicate with the non-verbal children and their parents.