Guest blog by Danielle Varol who recently joined Green Light's Huthnance Park Team

Danielle Varol joined Green Light's Huthnance Park team and now supports four adults with autism and learning disabilities from the home near Helston in Cornwall.  

After 20 years working in hospitality and sales, I felt I would like to find a job which was much more rewarding and fulfilling. A friend of mine who also works for Green Light as a support worker suggested that I would really enjoy the job and would be great at it.

I applied online and a zoom interview with Kerry Noonan and Chiara Muzzi took place.  They were lovely and put me at ease straight away, being as it's such a strange way to have an interview!!  Twenty minutes later Kerry rang me and said I had the job.  Amazing!!  I was so chuffed.

It was explained to me that because of the Covid 19 I would not be having the usual two week training at the Mor offices in Newquay.  Instead, I would be trained in house at Huthnance Park.  I started the following Friday the 27th Of March.  

As soon as I started everyone was so welcoming and friendly.  My first couple of shifts consisted of lots of paperwork and online training.  Helen Kendall and Nicola Watson my managers kindly showed me around and introduced me to the people who live at Huthnance one by one.
There was a lot to take in at the beginning, getting to know people individually, learning how to complete logs, fill out a duty file of tasks and so much more.  Also having to do my online training. 

After my second week it felt like I had worked at Huthnance Park for ages.  It didn't really feel like going to work to be honest.  I was really enjoying it!!

I didn't have any previous experience in support work so it was all very new to me.  I personally feel learning on the job has been beneficial to me and loved getting stuck straight in.  I feel lucky to have been placed at Huthnance Park.  

My managers, colleagues and people living at the home have made my transition into support work very easy and enjoyable.  I have chatted with another colleague Tracey who started just after me who feels exactly the same way.  It feels good to be part of Huthnance Park team!!!

Danielle Varol
Support Worker 

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