Child and Youth Care Worker Tash works at Kibble in the Safe Centre. Find out why she enjoys going to work in her interview.
What did you do before Kibble?
Before joining Kibble, I was a manager at another similar charity. My daily tasks involved scheduling rotas and finalising pay slips. However, the managerial role reduced the time I spent with the young people. The experience helped me realise I prefer being with the young people and building strong relationships with them. I was keen to work at Kibble because of the pioneering services they offer.
How long have you worked at Kibble?
Almost two years.
What made you want to work for Kibble?
I knew of Kibble when it was only for young boys. Kibble had a great reputation in the sector, and I had always wanted to apply so when the right opportunity came up, I did!
As soon as I started at Kibble, I felt welcome. There was nothing I couldn’t ask. Everyone here was approachable, no matter what level they were at.
Can you give us an overview of your role at Kibble and what area you work in? Please explain about the service?
I am a Child and Youth Care Worker at Kibble and I work in the Safe Centre, which involves supervising young people 24/7. In the Safe Centre, we follow set daily routines to provide young people with a safe, secure environment and a reliable routine.
My role involves regular report writing and encouraging young people to attend meetings, making sure their voices are heard in discussions about their care. I keep up to date with training and provide daily support to the young people.
What is the best thing about working in Kibble? Tell us one thing you love about your job?
Teamwork is what makes Kibble a great place to work. There is a sense of camaraderie between the team here. We work together to be the best support system we can be for the young people.
I enjoy coming to work because of the personal relationships I have formed between my colleagues and the young people.
Can you share a defining moment or story about your time at Kibble?
I felt a sense of achievement being selected to work in one of the new care houses. It was important to have familiar, experienced staff in the new environment to help the young people settle in their new home.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of joining Kibble?
Throw your hat into the mix and seize the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge. Absorb all the information the experience will bring and be open to new ways of learning.
Be yourself and you will make great friendships along the way.
Please complete the following statement using one word – “Kibble Inspires…”
#KibbleInspires you to be the best you can be, for your fellow colleagues and the young people.