We're happy to share our 'Employees of the Month' for November. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate.
Below are the names of the winners in the categories of Adult Services, Children and Young People and Support Services and an extract from their nominations.
Josh Waddy, MacIntyre No Limits
Joshua has settled in and very proactive to join in the team. He adapted brilliantly with the students.
Nicole Griffiths, Adult Services
Nicole is a very valued manager in the area, and she has the best approach to any given situation. Work has been very hard for Nicole in the past few months, but she did not once complain or give up. She fights and wants that is best for the people we support, and would do anything humanly possible to support the individuals who draw on MacIntyre's support and the staff team. In the last month, Nicole has been a Party organiser for someone's birthday, ensuring they received their wanted gift (a London Mug and Lemon cake)! Nicole was a plumber, and ran to rescue a team late at night when the toilet blocked, she was not the On Call manager but did not think twice, she jumped in her car and went to help. Nicole was a shoulder to cry on, for the family of a gentleman who is currently in hospital. Nicole was a person to vent to, and talk about personal anxieties, when a staff member was in a bad place and needed her help. Nicole has been a manager, a friend, a support tool, a person to have a laugh with, the person who fixed anything at any given time of day or night, a person who has had very difficult meeting with local authorities, and challenged things to ensure the needs, views and wishes of the people who draw on support are heard. Nicole is an amazing, determined MacIntyre employee who never stops thinking about the wellbeing and happiness of people supported and staff. Last but not least, Nicole is the one who puts the kettle on but never makes the coffee :)
Heidi Potipher, Children and Young People
Heidi has not been with MacIntyre long but she is already a valued team member in Woodpecker Class and is spoken highly of when spending time in other areas of the school. Heidi has a quiet confidence which is proving to be a great asset when spending time with the young people in our class. Heidi is building some lovely relationships with the young people by investing her time to get to know them well, she often shares some useful insights within the staffing team and we appreciate her input!
Fabienne Batten, Support Services
Fabienne did an amazing job of organising and co-ordinating the DNA Launch Party for MacIntyre School and Children's Home at Wingrave. She came up with great ideas of how to get both staff and young people to engage with activities, she was positive throughout the whole process from the initial ideas meetings through to the preparations on the day. She made sure that everything went well and she ensured that the event was a great success.