Paula has over 20 years’ experience working with children in the residential setting in several different homes including Solo, semi-independence and multi bedded homes.
Paula started her career as a Waking night Officer progressed her career to a Residential Child Care working her way up to eventually becoming a Registered Manager 18 plus years ago and has worked in Manchester, Ripponden, Oldham, St Helens and achieved at least a Good in all of her Ofsted Inspections.
Paula has worked with young people from different back grounds who have had a variety of complex needs and experiences e.g. self-harming, CSE, Substance misuse, MFH and emotional issues for which they need support and guidance to help them overcome a variety of hurdles in order to achieve their full potential.
Paula ensures that each young person is treated as an individual so that their needs are met and encourage them to be involved in developing their Care Plans which includes targets for the young people that they feel are achievable. Paula believes that young people see that small steps will eventually get them to where they want to be with support and important that a young person is fully aware of what they can expect from staff as well as themselves.
Paula ensures that her staff teamwork with the needs of the individual young person as the core of their practice at Amber House.