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From studying Health & Social care to a meaningful careeer

I am looking forward to doing further training within the company including my Level 2 in Health and Social Care

From studying Health & Social care to a meaningful careeer

We spoke to Chelsea McDonald, a Support Worker at Kaleidoscope Resource Centre about her role at Autism Initiatives.

What were you doing before you came to work for Autism Initiatives?

My previous job was working at The Holiday Inn as a barmaid. I found out about Autism Initiatives through the job centre who referred me for a 9 week programme for my Level 1 in Health and Social Care.

Following my course I was successful in gaining a Support Worker role at Kaleidoscope, a Community Resource Centre in Kensington , Liverpool which provides autism specific support and I've now been working here for two months.

What is the best thing about being a Support Worker?

The best thing about my role is getting to know all the different people who we support, and feeling like I am doing something worthwhile.

"My message to someone else would be if you are considering a career in Autism it is important that you are an approachable caring person with a willingness to learn in order to get to know the person and understand their needs.
Autism Initiatives is really supportive of staff development and I am looking forward to doing further training within the company including my Level 2 in Health and Social Care."
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