Free Verse: Personal Statement

For twelve years,
I have worked continuously
As a sessional worker
Supporting children
And young people
With a broad range
Of additional support needs.

After being elevated
To the position of team coordinator
I planned and delivered
Bespoke events
For the young people attending.

Promoting socialisation
And inclusion
As a focus of planned activities.

Alongside this role,
I have studied
And worked
In a variety of care
And education support roles.

As an SLA
I have supported
Both Primary & Secondary age students
To access a mainstream curriculum
Differentiating resources
And activities to ensure
They are accessible.

Promoting learning
And development of life-skills,
Whilst creating a holistic learning environment
Unique to each learner’s needs.

For the past three years,
I have worked
as a Team Coordinator
For a Care Charity.

This role
Required a great deal
Of forward planning
And accurate and concise
Record keeping, monitoring
And evaluation of feedback
To ensure
A high-quality service
And identify
Any areas for development.

My project has been funded
By external funders
And so, I have been required
To complete regular grant reports
Feeding progress back to funders.

This has to be done
To a very high standard
Ensuring deadlines were met
At key points throughout the project.

As an in-house trainer,
I supported the development of staff,
Some of whom
I was also a direct supervisor to.

As a trainer
I delivered staff inductions,
Management of challenging behaviour,
Autism awareness,
And communications training,
Delivering training
To both staff and young people.

In addition to this, for two years,
I held a Volunteer Coordinator post
For a Charity Music festival.

In this role
A number of small charity evenings
Were run throughout the year
To facilitate a much larger,
Citywide event
At the end of each year.

I directly organised, recruited
And interviewed volunteers
For both supervisory roles
And general volunteering.

Organising and liaising
With volunteers
To ensure all events
Were well staffed
And ran smoothly
Was a key part of this role.

I believe
I have a well-balanced
And varied skillset
That paired with a genuine passion
For working with people
And supporting their experiences
Makes me an ideal candidate
To work with your team.

I am dedicated
And keen to learn
As well as share my own experience.

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