Discover Child and Youth Care Worker Megan’s progression from volunteering with Kibble to becoming a Trainee Child and Youth Care Worker before successfully applying to be a permanent team member. Her dedication to supporting child and young people shines through in her interview.
What did you do before Kibble?
Before Kibble I worked full-time as a florist.
How long have you worked at Kibble?
I have worked at Kibble for over a year now. Initially, I began volunteering at Kibble 18 months ago then heard about their Child and Youth Care Worker Trainee Programme. I applied immediately and started working here full-time upon completion.
What made you want to work for Kibble?
I wanted to work with young people and be part of something special. Kibble provides unique opportunities for young people.
Can you give us an overview of your role at Kibble and what area you work in?
I work within a residential care house at Kibble which accommodates six young females. We get to know the girls and ensure they feel safe and respected. It is so important to build meaningful bonds with each of the girls and make fun childhood memories with them.
What is the best thing about working at Kibble? Tell us one thing you love about your job?
The best thing about working at Kibble is being around the staff and young people. I have seen positive relationships develop within the service I work in and it’s a really lovely thing to see and be part of.
Can you share a defining moment or story about your time at Kibble?
After the initial government lockdown period ended in March as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we took two of our young people to the beach. It was a great day and the young people were so happy and in great spirits. We all got along great! Even when we returned to the house, the atmosphere was bright with lots of laughs and smiles. One of the young girls kept mentioning how much she had enjoyed her day out.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of joining Kibble?
Do it, keep an open mind and remember we are here to make a difference.
Please complete the following statement using one word – “Kibble Inspires…”