Cumas New Ross
December 2013 — Present
Starting a new role in 2013 which provided more opportunities to be involved in projects working as part of a three person team. The new role focused on accessing more community integration and allowed me to work in a different way with more people, supporting the relationship between the facilitator and the individual they supported.
My role now also allowed me to be more involved in the change project in the organisation and attend six weekly project review meetings, while also organising events to maximise relations with people in the community, like the Open Day held in June 2014 as part of the promotion of the organisation's new name, Cumas New Ross.
In house, Cumas started holding Individuals Days, used to communicate information and also gather crucial feedback to direct the future activities required. I contributed greatly to preparing for and presenting at these events and collected and analysed any feedback gathered. We also held family evenings, inviting families in for a review of the current organisational progress, which I prepared for and presented at too.
As Community Facilitator, I support the relationship between the Individual and their Facilitator and ensure that the Person Centered Plan (PCP) remains crucial to the direction the Individual wants to take their life. This is done through monthly PCP reviews with over 30 people, monitoring the progress being made while offering support to the employee in their approach to their facilitation.
In 2016, through my interest in fostering Employee Engagement, I organised and promoted the HSE Staff Survey within the organisation. I also became a member of the Health & Safety Committee as Safety Representative, making representations on behalf of the committee to management on safety matters and led the creation of an action plan to promote the image of the organisation which will take place in 2017, through social media and face-to-face communications with the community.