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Midday assistant, Ingatestone Infant School
Danielle‘s professional bio / interests
I started my professional career as a care worker in the community to elderly and vulnerable people in 2007. I gradually progressed through the company holding the titles of field care supervisor and then office care supervisor. I competed my NVQ2 and NVQ3 in health and social care as well as NVQ2 and NVQ3 in mental health awareness and the train to train programme so that I could teach the manual handling training to the care workers. During my time in this company I also held the responsibility of the out of hours emergency telephone number, I had to co-ordinate staff and service users weekly Rota’s, health and safety paperwork, risk assessments and also to provide service users information within the property for the care workers (routines for the call, medical info etc) this had to be maintained and kept in date. I also had to do staff supervisions every 3 months, these were things such as spot checks and appraisals. I left this company when I became pregnant with my second child in 2014. After not working for 9 years I took a change in career paths as I felt I could not commit to the time needed to go back into the care sector due to my young family. I am now working as a midday assistant at an infant school and am thoroughly enjoying it. I have just completed the QNUK level 3 award in emergency paediatric first aid (RQF). In my spare time I like to go to new places, meet new people and eat nice food. I also enjoy football… by this I mean watching not playing 😄
I’d like help with…
What it entails to be a social worker or support worker to young adults, can anyone do it or are there certain qualifications that are needed?
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
After watching the goonies as a child I demanded everyone call me chunk, my dad to this day still calls me it.
I live in
A career highlight
Working with young people, helping and watching them grow.
27 January, 2023