Career Start | Meet Trainee Child and Youth Care Worker, Kate - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: May 16, 2023

Find out why, Kate applied to Kibble’s Career Start Training Programme with the ambition to become a Child and Youth Care Worker.

Kate always had the ambition to build a rewarding career. She was a Dental Nurse for 15 years before deciding to change careers and work with children and young people.

Although daunting to leave a job she had excelled at for so long, Kate was motivated to change careers by the training, development and career opportunities that Kibble offered.

Applying to Career Start gave Kate the chance to earn while qualifying as a Child and Youth Care Worker.

Kate knew she had transferrable skills from her previous role including communication skills. She had experience of happily chatting with people and being able to empathise with them, helping them feel safe and relaxed. As well as organisation, teamwork and the ability to multi-task.

Her genuine, caring nature has been recognised by young people who enjoy being around her. Kate has created a safe space for young people to be themselves, this has led to them confiding in her as she offers valuable encouragement, advice and guidance. Kate always has the time to listen to the thoughts and feelings of young people in her care.

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