Team Interviews

Q1. Tell us a bit about your role at Care in Mind.

“I work as an Art Therapist for Care in Mind. Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art as another method of communication when words are not enough.”

 

Q2. What does your average day at work look like for you?

“Currently I work one day a week for Care in Mind, my average day is quite varied. I run staff support sessions most mornings with different staff groups, this gives them time to reflect on their roles. I then run individual Art Therapy sessions with young people in the afternoons.”

 

Q3. What is your favourite thing about your role?

“I think once a positive trusting therapeutic relationship has been established the young person can be open and honest in the sessions and the therapy can really begin. My favourite thing about my role is seeing positive changes in the young people I work with.”

 

Q4. Tell us about something you feel most proud of in your role.

“I feel proud of the uniqueness of my profession and how Art Therapy can offer something different.”

 

Q5. In your experience, how do you think Care in Mind makes a positive difference to the young people in our care?

“I think that Care in Mind really do care about the young people that they work with. I think that young people often come into Care in Mind with a lack of confidence in themselves and their abilities but leave feeling confident and positive and ready for the future. Trust and responsibility are placed in the young people to help them prepare for life after Care in Mind.”

Q1. Tell us a bit about your role at Care in Mind.

“I mainly do interviews now but I also do the interview training with Maggie, Service User Involvement Coordinator and Hannah, HR Adviser. I deliver training to new staff with Maggie and Care in Mind’s other Young Person’s Champion.”

 

Q2. What does your average day at work look like to you?

“In an average day I can be doing interviews so what happens is I go in to the room we are in for the day we have a look at the candidates package and read up about them and then we will ask the candidate to come in and we will ask the set interview questions  to the candidates with other staff members then we mark and discuss the candidate together and how they done on the interview. Then we will go on to the next candidate.”

 

Q3. What is your favourite thing about your role?

“My favourite thing about my role is giving the training to staff because I get to give my opinion about things that I hope will help the young people and staff in the long run.”

 

Q4. Tell us about something you feel most proud about in your role.

“I’m most proud of when I and the other Young Person’s champion came up with our own ideas to put together and deliver in training to new staff.”

 

Q5. In your experience, how do you think Care in Mind makes a positive difference to the young people in our care?

“I think the positive difference that Care in Mind gives its young people is that they are given the opportunity to get there lives back on track and that they are helped to think that their life is more than there illness. What I also think is positive is that they are taught how to be independent with their living skills and their mental health as well.”