I currently have two separate roles. I am a senior youth worker for the Jersey Youth Service projects team, where I work hard to meet the forever changing needs of young people living in the Island. For my second role I work as a team leader for the Jersey...
Each day is very different, I will meet my apprentices to coach and mentor them through their studies and career matters. These meetings consist of reviewing what the apprentice has achieved over the last three weeks and also goal setting for the coming weeks. I also undertake reviews in...
A big part of my role is having one to one advice and guidance appointments with adults and students. Appointments vary and it could be that I spend the appointment exploring the individual’s motivations, values and skills to help them gain a clear picture of what they want from a...
No two days are the same - we look after so much of the Islands’ infrastructure that generally the public don’t get to see. This can be any of the 100+ pumping stations around the Island feeding sewage to our treatment works at Bellozanne, to the abattoir or the...
To start the day, I usually walk around the site to check that the electrics are on for the various machines we’ll be working with. The main bulk of my day is spent collecting different electrical appliances like TVs, monitors, computers and oil heaters. We strip the TVs and...
Achieving positive behaviour change and seeing people and families enjoying life is hugely rewarding. Whilst Positive Behaviour Support is based on the science of behaviour analysis, it is an ethical framework model. We avoid using punishment and teach skills to replace problem behaviour. We improve environments and work to improve people’s quality of life and the people around them.
Working with young people started to become a real passion when I started working for the Youth Service. I realised this was an area I wanted to work in full time. When I saw the skills coach job advertised I thought this was the perfect role for me as I would be able to support young people in a way that would help their future.