Community Support Coordinator, Adult Social Services
I love my job
1. What attracted you to RCC?
When I was a little girl I had the opportunity to visit a day centre periodically and it left me with such good memories that when I left school I decided that I wanted to work in learning disabilities myself. I am so glad I'm here as it's such a rewarding career and I have a great team around me.
2. What makes RCC different to other employers?
The council has a reputation for being a very good employer and there are lots of opportunities available.
3. What do you love most about working for RCC?
I love the people I work with and the fact that my role is busy and challenging. Every day is different which keeps me on my toes.
4. How long have you been with RCC?
I joined the council when I left school at 18 which was approximately 6 years ago.
5. What is your current role and what does it involve?
My job is so varied. One day I can be making cakes in our café at the museum with our service users and the next I can be sorting session plans. As a Community Support Coordinator I am responsible for coordinating staff for the day opportunities service. This includes planning sessions, activities, carrying out care plans and risk assessments. I am also involved in the training of new staff and I get the opportunity to be involved in activities that are carried out in the day center, both fun and educational sessions.
6. What skills / abilities are essential for your role?
A key aspect of this role is about building relationships with people and therefore strong people skills are very important along with being warm and compassionate with a true empathy for those whom we care for. I also believe it's important to have a positive outlook.