I don't have a typical day in work. I work with the most complex and hard to reach people - everyone I work with has multiple and complex needs. On any given day I can deal with multiple people all with multiple needs and issues. It is my role to not only assist individuals into being able to access support but to also challenge systems of work and bring together agencies in a more collaborative way of working.
I've learned that individuals are judged on the decisions that they make, however these decisions are not always made because they want to make that decision, there will be a multitude of factors influencing individuals ability to make informed decisions and many individuals are strongly influenced by events from childhood.
Systems are developed enough to incorporate the human factor in and are often very medical in approaches.
The management i have offer clinical supervision and support which is invaluable.
The hardest part of my role is having to 'switch off' when I leave work, however my family and work life balance ensure that I can do so.
I love it when the individuals I'm working with feel empowered and make 'good' decisions for themselves.
flexible working hours