Michelle became a Child and Youth Care Worker at Kibble through our Staff-in-Training programme.
About Child and Youth Care Worker, Michelle
Mum-of-two, Michelle previously worked as a property administrator for West Dunbartonshire Council while volunteering with young people in her spare time. She decided to change her career and follow her dream of helping others by applying to Kibble’s Staff-in-Training programme.
Over the course of 12 months, Michelle studied for a HNC in Social Services and carried out in-depth work experience before qualifying as a full-time Child and Youth Care Worker. Michelle hopes her experience will inspire others similar to her to apply and work for Kibble in a rewarding role.
Michelle’s Words of Encouragement
“I was nervous about applying initially, as I have two children and I wasn’t sure how the change in pace would affect them.
“However, the staff at Kibble have been hugely supportive throughout the entire process and I found the work-life balance was easily achievable, particularly as we were offered a study day through the week.
“I would say the role is a fantastic opportunity for parents, particularly as we have so much to offer. I already have that nurturing side to me and I think that resonates with young people.
“I’m so proud to have achieved my HNC with Kibble’s support, it’s given me a real boost in confidence when I would never have believed I had the time or experience.”
Every day I learn more and more from both young people and my colleagues, but Kibble places a huge amount of emphasis on personal development.
“I’m excited to make the most of this and absorb all the information I can to become the best I can be.
Michelle’s story was covered in the Clydebank Post.
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