Career Progression - Case Study
Nick has been in Social Care for 14 years during which time he has held a number of roles including Support Worker, completing the Fast Track Management Programme and Registered Manager. His current role is the Area Operations Manager for the organisation.
Nick had no history of working in Health and Social Care before joining accomplish. He started his career as a Support Worker during 2001 and in 2002 was successful in his application for the Fast Track Management Programme. In 2004 Nick then went on to manage Cedar House and by 2007 had progressed to Area Operations Manager. Recently Nick’s area of responsibility has changed and he now specialises in Acquired Brain Injury services overseeing a number of homes in South Wales.
A role in Social Care
No day is the same for Nick in his role as Area Operations Manager. Nick is responsible for providing support to the Managers and the senior staff in his area as well as promoting the accomplish mission and ensuring the organisations values are upheld at all times. For this reason Nick visits the homes on a regular basis. This makes the individuals living at the homes feel at ease when talking to Nick, especially if they have concerns they would like to discuss.
Nick also provides Vision, Strategy and Leadership throughout his area and has regular meetings with the managers. As well as this he facilitates training days for the Managers, Deputies and Senior Support Workers.
“I can honestly say I love my role, it never feels like a job and I feel it’s more a way of life for me. I thoroughly enjoy spending time in the homes and seeing individuals achieve their goals. I also feel very proud of my homes and I feel I am running a very professional Specialist Service. I recommend anyone who’s not worked in this field previously to give it a go. I did and I’ve never looked back”
On Going Support
At accomplish we are very proud of our Staff Training and Development. Nick has completed his Level 4 Care Management as well as completing Specialist Clinical Training.
“accomplish have a fantastic reputation for supporting and developing their staff teams. New staff members starting will complete a thorough induction programme, buddying and mentoring as well as attending a mandatory training programme including Specialist Clinical Training. The staff teams have regular monthly training as well as refreshers.
There are promotion opportunities across the accomplish homes so if progression is something you would like to pursue this is definitely the field for you”
For the future Nick is looking forward to continuing to progress in his role by developing his Specialist Service and seeing his homes achieve their goals.