Posted 03:41PM on Friday 02 September 2016
Andrew has worked with our Sperrin Supported Living Service since March 2015 and says his time in the job has really opened his eyes to the difference Positive Futures makes in the community.
“Since joining Positive Futures, it has been a very rewarding experience to support people in the ups and downs that their lives bring. Being part of projects like “The Life I Want” and helping create “My Perfect Week” has impressed on me how the organisation puts its values into practice to meet the needs of the people we support and ensure that outcomes are being achieved.
“Before joining Positive Futures I had mostly worked in a residential setting, but out in the community you can see a clear, positive difference in the way Positive Futures enables people to live as full a life as possible. Every day, we strive to make dreams and aspirations a reality.”
Having worked in the Service for just over a year, Andrew applied for a part–time post of Senior Support Worker in May 2016 and was successful.
He says: “I was delighted that I had the confidence to apply. But Positive Futures values everyone within its Services, including the staff. Creating two new part–time senior support roles reflects an organisation that is trying to actively develop and nurture the workforce it already has. Positive Futures provides a great environment for continued learning and professional development.”
Andrew pays tribute to the rest of the team in the Sperrin Service. “It’s a great team, and I have found everyone very supportive,” he says. “Positive Futures is an inspiring organisation to be part of, and the work is very rewarding.”