In this short interview, Mo tells us about her experience working as part of our team.
What is your role at Wellbeing Teams?
I am part of the Wigan team. I work as a Wellbeing Worker, and am also the Trusted Assessor within the team. This means that I meet with people when they start their relationship with us, and use person-centred approaches to find opportunities to support them to live well at home. This ranges from modifications to the home right through to ways to get them involved in the community, if that’s something they’d like to do.
What was it about Wellbeing Teams that attracted you to working for us?
I had worked in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, and was already using the tools used by Helen Sanderson Associates to support people to get good outcomes around their wishes, wants and dreams. So when this role came up I didn’t hesitate – it was my dream job, it encapsulates all my personal values and gives me the chance to put everything I’d already learnt into practice.
In what way is working for us different?
Firstly, there’s the radical idea of self-organising teams. Also, I like that my voice is heard, and my wellbeing is considered.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Where do I start? Meeting new people, problem-solving, and watching people grow within their role. I love supporting people to live well in their own homes and within their communities.
How would you say self-organising teams differ from the way you’ve worked before?
There’s not the same hierarchy. This leads to a much more cohesive team because we are empowered to own the decisions we make, and the impact of those decisions on the way we work and the support we deliver.
Three words that you’d use to describe working for Wellbeing Teams?
Challenging, creative and fulfilling.
What would you say to someone thinking about starting a career with us?
Do it, do it, do it!