Hi my name is Amy and I have worked for Dean and Cauvin Trust since November 2011 after completing a HNC in Social Care. I have thoroughly enjoyed my work within the trust, it has given me many opportunities to develop my knowledge through both in-house and external training. As a residential worker I get to do what I feel extremely passionate about, build and maintain relationships with young people whilst supporting them to make the transition towards independence. I believe every young person deserves a chance to fulfil and achieve what they want to and I make it my duty to ensure that I support them to the best of my abilities to achieve this.
I have worked for Dean and Cauvin Trust for two months. The work so far has been interesting and I enjoy spending time with the young people I have met. I hope to use my experience to support them on their journeys to independence and to realise their full potential. I am energetic and have a good sense of humour but also sensitive to the needs and feelings of young people. In my own time I like spending time with my family and friends and my interests include travelling to see new places, DIY and keeping fit.
I have worked at Portland Street with a fantastic team of staff since July 2014, firstly as a bank worker, then gaining full-time employment the following April.
I have an HNC in Working with Communities and have recently finished an SVQ3 Social Services ( Children and Young People) qualification, which was funded by the Trust.
I love working with young people (it's never boring and no two days are the same)! I have worked for many years with young people in various settings, Residential, Education, Streetwork and Youth Work.
Hi my name is Linda and I've been employed by the trust since September 2015. My role is residential night worker based at Portland Street. I really enjoy my job and the variation it brings, especially the contact with our young people.
I've worked in the voluntary sector within social care since 1998, my background is with adults with additional needs. My qualifications include HNC social care, level 3 and level 4 SVQ in Care and Registered Managers Award.
I have a fun nature and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Hi my name is Shian and I started with Dean and Cauvin Trust in December 2016, having worked as a Bank worker at Portland street ( and Cauvin House ) for a number of years . I now feel very much part of the furniture at Portland street as a full time member of staff . I really like being part of a strong dedicated staff team that strives every day to meet the changing needs of the young people in our care. Helping young people with different aspects of their lives including emotional support, making applications for courses or jobs and making the transition towards independent living on the 3 stage placement, is both challenging and satisfying . In my own time I like to walk my dog , go out for meals with friends or family or curl up on the sofa with a good book and some chocolate .
Hi! My name is Lianne. I have worked for Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust since March 2012.
During this time I have completed SVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Children & Young People), HNC Health and Social Care and have recently graduated from The Open University after studying towards an BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care degree.
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with and support young people in both our residential units who are preparing to transition onto independent living. I enjoy getting to know our young people and building positive relationships with them.
I am not very good at describing myself, therefore one of our young people decided to do it for me. She described me as bubbly , able to have a laugh but serious when I need to be, kind, caring and nice to be around…. So I think I will leave it at that!