My name is Amanda Wright and I have been involved in the care sector for over 14 years. I very much believe that each candidate's carer or support worker is instrumental to a Service user's future. My background is originally Domiciliary Care for older people, then I moved on to work within a residential setting for younger adults with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health problems. Within 2 years I was promoted to team leader and then when a Deputy Manager position came available I decided to apply and got the job! I supported a staff team of 20 and ran a 23 Bed Residential Home.
Caring for others is extremely close to my heart, as I also have a son with severe learning disabilities and complex needs. To be able to support candidates to find their dream job, working within a setting where my son could potentially be the person they are caring for one day is very important to me... that's why I understand how important our job is when interviewing and selecting candidates to work in the sector.
I have direct experience of working shifts, sleepovers, challenging behavior, the good times and the very sad times. I have held people's hands as they have passed over and cared for individuals in their darkest of days, but I have also been there to help people achieve their goals and dreams and see them accomplish what they may have waited months or years to do!