Alongside my role as Supervising Social Worker, my role as senior is to provide support and supervision to the team here in Bristol, under the management of Dean Hallett. I hold a small case load of TLC fostercarers who are based across the Bristol, Wiltshire and Sommerset areas. It is my respncibility to ensure that the carers I work with receive supervision and guidence to provide high standards of care to the complex children and young people they accommodate.
One of the best parts of my job is working alongside carers to provide advocacy for the children. Our children have all too often lost their voices in the system and I like to support an empowering approach of involvement in decision making in their young lives. Another highlight is being part of the TLC team, it is my strong belief that therapeutic fostering is vital. I have seen the difference having a therapist makes to placement stability for society's most vulnerable and I love working as part of a clinical team.
The best thing about working for Blue Sky is working as part of a clinical team and being involved in therapeutic groups.
Since qualifying, I have worked as a Children's Social Worker in a Child Protection court team for Cornwall Council. I have also worked as a Social Worker at the Retreat hospital in York as part of a therapeutic clinical team. Here I supported young adults with complex trauma and mental ill health. My previous employment prior to Blue Sky was working as a Social Worker for Kids Company Bristol, where I worked with families and parents to provide a systemic approach to family breakdown.