Rhiannan began her career at Kibble through our Trainee Programme, and has since progressed to a full-time Child and Youth Care Worker. When she discovered the opportunities Kibble provide children and young people, she knew she wanted to be part of the team.
What did you do before Kibble?
Before joining Kibble as a Trainee Child and Youth Care Worker, I was at university studying Criminology while working part-time in retail.
How long have you worked at Kibble?
I have worked at Kibble for over two years now. I started on the Trainee Programme before successfully applying to become a permanent annualised member of staff.
What made you want to work for Kibble?
Truthfully, I did not know a lot about Kibble before I applied, but one of my friends had worked here previously. When she told me about the opportunities Kibble provide to children and young people, I immediately decided I wanted to be part of the organisation.
Applying to the Trainee Programme seemed like a good opportunity to gain experience while being supported within the new role.
Can you give us an overview of your role at Kibble? What area do you work in?
I work in the Safe Centre within Islay House. The Safe Centre provides a safe, secure environment for young people at a point of crisis who require an intensive level of care, education and support to help them through a challenging time. The young people here need support, guidance and consistent care.
At the Safe Centre, the safety and wellbeing of the young people is our number one priority. We provide routine and structure each day, while bringing fun and laughter.
What is the best thing about working at Kibble? Tell us one thing you love about your job?
I love working at Kibble due to the close bonds I have made between the young people and my colleagues. We all rely on each other and the relationships that are formed are something I really admire.
Can you share a defining moment or story about your time at Kibble?
Personally, a highlight for me is seeing the young people progress to a point where they move on from the Safe Centre. It is great to be a part of that process and very rewarding to see the amazing things the young people go on to achieve.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of joining Kibble?
Apply! You will not regret it. The trainee programme is a great opportunity to learn and develop new skills, while being supported in your new role.
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