Callum is a Child and Youth Care Worker in Kibble’s Safe Centre. He provides one-to-one support to young people, providing a friendly, familiar face and a constant source of care and support. He loves seeing young people change their whole attitude to life and their ability to turn their life around.
Can you tell us about your role at Kibble?
I’m with a young person throughout their whole journey at Kibble, offering them constant care and helping them transition out of the safe centre once they are ready.
What did you do before Kibble?
Before coming to the Safe Centre, I worked at The Experience and managed the Kids’ Clubs. This was a role that kept me on my toes but was good fun! After this I worked as a track marshal, helping with the day-to-day running of the race track. Before joining The Experience, I studied an HNC in Education and Childcare.
How long have you worked at Kibble?
Between my time at The Experience, and now as a Child and Youth Care Worker it’s been two years. It’s been great that I could transition from track marshal at The Experience to working in the safe centre at Kibble. I find it amazing that Kibble have so many services available to support children and young people and this creates good opportunities for growth in your career too.
What made you want to work for Kibble?
It was a role that matched my qualifications well and I always knew that I wanted to work with young people from a range of backgrounds. Also when I was working as a track marshal I met young people from Kibble on a weekly basis when they came down to race. I enjoyed getting to know them all and when the job came up for Child and Youth Care Worker, I jumped at the chance.
What is the best thing about your job?
Watching the young people succeed and knowing that I was a part of helping them get there. You see a young person at their lowest point, but with constant care and support you can see them changing their outlook on life. It’s amazing to see the tangible difference.
Tell us a defining moment/story from your time at Kibble
Literally changing a young person’s life. Meeting a young person at their lowest point then watching them become full of confidence and want to make something of themselves. Seeing them reach that stage is the best feeling!
What advice would you give to someone thinking of joining Kibble?
It’s tough but worth it! The good times far outweigh the tough moments. The staff here are brilliant, well-experienced and spend time teaching you.
Complete the following statement – “Kibble Inspires…”
#KibbleInspires people to keep going because things will get better.
If you’re looking for a career change, apply now to our Child And Youth Care Worker Development Programme.
For more information and to apply click here. Closing date 25th September 2019.