Heidi's Story

Heidi

  • Joining Shaw

    Heidi knew she always wanted to work in care and joined Shaw after working in a children’s home supporting those with challenging and complex behaviours.

    Heidi knew she always wanted to work in care and joined Shaw after working in a children’s home supporting those with challenging and complex behaviours.

  • Moving to Elderly Care

    It was from speaking to friends who worked at Shaw and loved it that Heidi decided to move to elderly care and hasn’t looked back.

    It was from speaking to friends who worked at Shaw and loved it that Heidi decided to move to elderly care and hasn’t looked back.

  • Senior Support Worker

    Starting her career as a senior support worker at Victoria House in Rushden in May 2014, Heidi progressed to a full time Team Leader within 3 months and was leading a team of 13 working with them to ensure that the physical, social, psychological and emotional needs of the residents were met.

    Starting her career as a senior support worker at Victoria House in Rushden in May 2014, Heidi progressed to a full time Team Leader within 3 months and was leading a team of 13 working with them to ensure that the physical, social, psychological and emotional needs of the residents were met.

  • Deputy Manager

    In July 2021 the opportunity of a Deputy Manager at Thorndale in Kettering came up and Heidi was encouraged by colleagues and management to apply. As a deputy, Heidi was assisting her manager in leading and supervising a large staff team to deliver the highest standards of care and ensuring all statutory and regulatory standards are met.  Heidi was not in the role long before she was successfully appointed as a registered service manager in the October of the same year passing her CQC registered manager interview in December.

    In July 2021 the opportunity of a Deputy Manager at Thorndale in Kettering came up and Heidi was encouraged by colleagues and management to apply. As a deputy, Heidi was assisting her manager in leading and supervising a large staff team to deliver the highest standards of care and ensuring all statutory and regulatory standards are met.  Heidi was not in the role long before she was successfully appointed as a registered service manager in the October of the same year passing her CQC registered manager interview in December.

  • Achieving Goals

    Heidi feels that the support and encouragement she has had throughout her career along with the training provided by Shaw (training which is still ongoing) she has been able to achieve her goals.

    Heidi feels that the support and encouragement she has had throughout her career along with the training provided by Shaw (training which is still ongoing) she has been able to achieve her goals.

  • Studying Level 5 Elderly care and Dementia

    Having already completing her Level 3, Heidi is currently studying for her Level 5 Elderly care and Dementia.

    Having already completing her Level 3, Heidi is currently studying for her Level 5 Elderly care and Dementia.

  • Heidi Says

    For anyone thinking of applying for a job at Shaw, Heidi says: “Do it! There are so many opportunities to develop a career in care and you will be supported throughout.  The roles are all so rewarding and knowing you are making a difference to the residents and enriching and enhancing their later years is what it is all about.  I love it.”

    For anyone thinking of applying for a job at Shaw, Heidi says: “Do it! There are so many opportunities to develop a career in care and you will be supported throughout.  The roles are all so rewarding and knowing you are making a difference to the residents and enriching and enhancing their later years is what it is all about.  I love it.”