Kathryn began working as a support worker almost by accident. Now, ten years’ later, he’s never looked back!
1. What initially attracted you to the industry?
I working as an RN I enjoyed the flexibility of working with an agency to pick up disability work around this.
2. With your level of experience, what would be your advice to someone who is new to being a support worker?
I have been working as an RN for 35 years and within the disability field as well for 20 of those years. I would encourage people to get continually train and update their skills as the people we work support have such a diverse set of needs.
3. If you could change 1 thing in the industry, what would it be?
I would change the education requirements for working in the field. New starters to the field would be better prepared if they have some relevant qualifications prior to starting and would lead to better outcomes for the people we support.
4. Is there one specific moment in your time working with HCA that stands out as being most rewarding or special?
I especially liked today, it is nice to be recognised for the work that you do. This has made me feel very special and valued.
5. 10 years is a long time working with any company, what do you enjoy most about working for HCA?
The things I like best about working with HCA is the supportive nature of the team I work with. They are always friendly and happy when I call and will give me time when I need it. I feel confident coming to them with any issues and know that they will do everything in their power to resolve these. They always match me with appropriate work for my skills and experience and respect my preferences.
6. Anything else you would like to add?
HCA is a great place to work and I have recommended many people to them over the years.