Natasha B.
£17/hr
personal carer
Caledonian road
60+ hours on HomeTouch. 9 years of experience

DBS check approved

Renewal date: Oct 2018

Speaks English

I have approximately 17 years experience in the health and social care industry, as a support worker (in total10 years) and as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT- 4 years).

I've had five years experience supporting adults in a group residential setting; including older people, people with varying learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health difficulties. This also included one year working with older adults, who were hearing impaired/deaf. I supported clients to maintain and develop independent personal care, occupational and social living skills, within the home and the community. I have worked as an SLT in Older People services working with people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and mental health difficulties. I supported clients and carers to sustain and enhance communication, language and memory skills in the context of everyday living skills; to enable them to continue to live as independent and inclusive life as possible, within their own home and their community.

I bring transferal skills, from my experience working as a pediatric SLT and working as an outreach/community support worker, with adults with mental health difficulties, learning difficulties and complex needs.

I am a positive, sensitive and friendly person, who is passionate and dedicated to empowering people to maintain their independence, quality of life and self-esteem. I am Currently seeking a position working with older people, in which my skills and experience can be utilised hands on to make a real difference

My two passions are cooking and yoga. Yoga is important for me and I practice regularly and attend classes. I also love socialising with friends and family.

I'm happy to work in a ten mile radius including these postcodes (N1, N5, N7,WC1, EC1,WC1, WC2, EC1,EC2, EC3). Please contact me if you believe I could be of help.

Reviews 1
I line managed Natasha who worked as a support worker for adults with complex support needs for a period of 3 -4 years (approx. 2012-2015) in Westminster City Council. Natasha was a valued team member. I asked her initially to be based within a partner agency and met with her weekly to oversee her work. Natasha was able to identify some difficulties with the working arrangement and together we identified ways to problem solve and develop a better alternative working arrangement. Natasha worked with our client group in a sensitive and dignified manner. She developed good relationships with all clients and their families/carers. Natasha was regularly part of multi-agency groups supporting clients and she represented our service professionally and honestly and had good working relationships across services. Natasha worked well both on her own initiative and as part of a team. She made good use of supervision to discuss cases, seek advice where needed and to feedback her progress or to problem share any concerns. Natasha was trustworthy. She undertook requests and tasks willingly and regularly fed back her progress. She was very supportive to her colleagues and myself. Natasha was both punctual and reliable. She provided both verbal and written information and maintained client files and logs to a high standard. Natasha was able to bring her professional knowledge to our work and support colleagues and myself to develop better communicative working practices. She acknowledged frustrations involved in joint working across agencies but always came with a problem solving attitude. She was able to negotiate in order to get good outcomes for clients. Natasha uses her sense of humour appropriately and related well to parents/carers. I have no hesitation in recommending Natasha for this post and wish her well in her future work.
Previous Employer
Jan 2nd, 2017
Condition Expertise
Stroke
Learning Disability
Depression
Schizophrenia
Autism
Traumatic Brain Injury
Multiple sclerosis
Cerebral Palsy
Alzheimer's Dementia
Vascular Dementia
Parkinson's disease
Terminal Illness
Anxiety
Eating Disorder
Physical Disability
Deafness
ADHD
Language Processing Difficulties
Global Delay
Aspergers
Motor Neurone Disease
Skills
Administration
Shopping
Cleaning
Doing Laundry
Sign Language
Personal Assistance
Attending Appointments
Gardening
Wheelchair Assistance
Physical Activities
Dressing and Undressing
Personal Grooming and Hygiene
Toileting
Eating and Drinking Assistance
Medication Prompting
Education
Humanities - BA Hons
Brighton University, 1997