Meet Emma! Emma works as a Support Worker for St Jude’s Disability Services in the Midland team and has been a fantastic member of our team for 9 months. Emma is bright, bubbly and incredibly caring and attentive toward her clients. Read more about Emma’s experience as a Support Worker with St Jude’s.
How long have you been a support worker with St Jude’s?
I have been a support worker with St Jude’s for the past 9 months and I’ve loved every minute of it! I’ve built so many relationships with both clients and staff. St Jude’s offers such a supportive, friendly and caring environment.
What made you become a Support Worker?
I became a support worker because I’m passionate about supporting others to show their true colours and get out into the world.
We all deserve to be treated with respect and kindness regardless of our abilities, race, sexuality and gender.
I have had my struggles with mental illness and I believe my journey has made me be able to empathise with my clients.
I believe to work in this sector you need to be patient, empathetic and resilient.
What’s a typical day in the life of a Support Worker?
Trick question! There is no typical day because there is no set routine, every day brings a new adventure, new faces and lots of fun!
What is my greatest achievements or memory whilst working with St Jude’s?
I’m constantly making memories and achieving with St Jude’s, the best part about my job is seeing my clients progression and that’s the biggest achievement of all.
What are some of the challenges you face being a Support Worker?
Sadly challenges are a part of life.
The biggest challenge I face as a Support Worker is when my client is put into an uncomfortable environment/ situation. In these cases, you have to think quickly and effectively to resolve the problem.
Thankfully my coordinators are always on standby if I need some guidance.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to still be a part of the St Jude’s family! I’d love to be a coordinator or work my way up to head office. You never know what’s around the corner.