Carla Edwards - Senior Residential care worker

Assistant manager at Priory

Nationality

British

Current location

United Kingdom

Work category

Education

Certificate

I’m looking to further my career by taking on a managerial position to enhance my skills and knowledge. I have worked with young people in residential care for six years and three of those have been in a senior position. This has involved considerable responsibility and decision making duties such as delegation, chairing meetings, training staff and representing the company at outside agency meetings. I am passionate and committed and find that this transmits to the people I work with at all levels. I have developed strong, warm and passionate teams that have had the needs of the young people at the forefront of their minds. I have a strong belief in my own continuous improvement along with my team and the young people. I have an ongoing commitment to professional & personal development.




Carla Edwards's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

The Priory - Assistant manager

I currently work with Children & young people of whom have various needs, such as A.D.H. D, aspergers, Autism, EBD, mental health and learning difficulties. I am experienced in assisting & supporting the service users to access employment, education, training opportunities, housing, healthcare and others tools to further enhance their life’s, thus reaching their full potential. I am proficient in writing, devising and implementing care plans, placement plans and in doing so taking into account the individual needs of the service users.
I am passionate and committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for the service users with whom I work. I am a strong leader and have good people skills. I am able to motivate and lead staff teams and feel that my passion transmits ,at all levels.
I am hard working, dedicated and willing to go the extra mile when required to do so.

Key Skills
Dedicated hard working Hard working,
2010 - Present

Priory - Assistant manager

Main duties: Assisting the registered manager with the running of the home. Undertaking the supervision and mentoring of the staff teams. The planning and devising of staffing rotas. Implementing and devising of care plans, report writing, liaising with outside agencies such as social services, police, education and other professionals.

Key Skills
supervision
2006 - 2010

The Priory - Senior Care Worker

Main duties: Co coordinating of key workers & overseeing their admin duties. Implementing & revising care plans, supervision of the staff team, general admin including report writing, care of the young people, attending meetings such as review and planning, liaising with other professionals, outside agencies & families. The young people I have worked with over the years have many different complex needs such as EBD, ADHD, Mild autism ect

2004 - 2006

The Priory - Residential care worker

Main duties: Care of the young people, Key working, general admin and liaising with other professionals, outside agencies and families

Carla Edwards's Education and Qualifications

2006

Certificate - NVQ 3 & 4 (Health & Social Care) A1 Assessors award

City & Guilds

Carla Edwards's Additional Information

Links

Memberships

I’m an administrator for the www.residentialchildcarenetwork.com