Kerryn - Fostering Social Worker
Tell us a little bit about yourself (as much as you want to reveal!) – Your work background, your interests…
If I could do my job while sitting by the sea or on the top of a mountain I would! For now, its amongst the natural beauty of Wiltshire.
Being a social worker has enabled me to work in three different countries, contributing to the lives of vulnerable children in Australia, Scotland and England, and allowed me to travel across all the world’s continents apart from Antarctica – that’s next perhaps! While the scenery and cultures around the world are so very different, people around the world have the same needs – love and security.
What would you say is the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council, and your job specifically?
My role at Wiltshire is recruiting, training and assessing prospective foster carers. I work alongside people from the community who would like to care for Wiltshire children who can’t live with their own family.
I love being part of that process with them, identifying what aspects of their life and personality will enable them to provide a positive, safe and warm home to a child in need. This includes working in all areas of the county so while making a positive impact I enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of Wiltshire countryside.
What’s the best way to start the day?
I’m Australian, so the best way to start the day is with Vegemite and avocado on toast and a large glass of orange juice, trust me, try it!
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
That’s a tough decision between Nepal and Turkey… Nepal for the breath-taking Himalayas and Turkey for the food and mix of east and west cultures.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying for a role at Wiltshire Council?
Come and join us!
Our team works fairly independently, so you generally set your own diary, being out and about visiting clients, while also being part of a team who care for each other and care for their clients.