3 weeks ago
This is Jade (pictured right, with our Ambassador, Molly Taylor!). We love introducing you to the team at Spectrum Journeys! Jade is a Counsellor & Outreach Worker at SJI 💛 We adore her!
What is your fav part of your job?
My favourite part of my job is being able to sit with people when they are vulnerable and provide a safe space where they can be heard and debrief when life as a carer becomes overwhelming.
What do you love about working in our team?
I love how fabulously different each team member is. Yet, despite how different we all are, as a collective, we work so beautifully together. I have never worked with such a cohesive and supportive team before. All coming together with the aim of improving lives.
What is one of your fav things we do as a service and why?
That’s a tough one! I love everything we do but I’d have to say the blessing bag project is still one of my favourites. It’s such a wonderful surprise as a carer to receive the bag of wonderful pamper goodies and that card, with such an uplifting message is magic.
What drives you with your role?
I’m so passionate about supporting carers. As a carer myself I’m acutely aware that carers often lose themselves in their role as a carer. They pour everything they have into supporting their loved one and rarely seek help for themselves. I hope that my role can help carers to take a little time out to care for themselves for a change.
If you could change one thing for families, what would it be?
Once again, such a tough one. If it has to be just one, I wish I could make navigating schooling a simpler process.
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