Michaela - OD Consultant for Social Care
Tell us a little bit about yourself (as much as you want to reveal!)
My name is Michaela and I have been working at Wiltshire Council since September 2017. My job role is Organisational Development Consultant for Social Care, key tasks for this role is around supporting the development of social care programmes for social work across services for adults and children’s, primarily I support social work student placements, practice education (PE) and the assessed and year in employment (ASYE) linking with University programmes and off course anything else that falls into the remit of social care.
I qualified as a social work just a few years ago, actually it was back in 1995, so have seen a few changes over the years. After qualifying I worked within a Mental Health Team, later moving into Adults Social Care. I also have experience working with the learning & development team.
I have a busy social life, not quite sure how I managed to fit it all in sometimes, but somehow it all happens. My interests are walking and cycling although I am a fair-weather cyclist. I look forward to my holidays, somewhere warm, I enjoy getting away with my family, relaxing and chilling. I have several pets which require my attention and I also support the cinnamon trust where I walk a dog once a week. I like to socialise with family and friends either eating out or enjoying a meal at home catching up and having a laugh.
What would you say is the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council, and your job specifically?
Well I say one of the best things about working for Wiltshire Council is the team I work with, they are supportive, friendly, happy and go the extra mile. The job is so varied bring different challenges which is great, I find it rewarding. The flexible working hours are also a bonus.
What’s the best way to start the day?
With a cup of tea and a morning sunshine walk with the dogs.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying for a role at Wiltshire Council?
I would recommend it; the council embraces a learning culture which provides an opportunity for career development for staff. I really enjoy my job, it can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time.