Kelly is a confident ‘care ambassador’

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Two weeks1 work experience at a care home for elderly people set a Dorset schoolgirl on a successful career as a professional carer. Now 25, Kelly Gray of Dorchester has become deputy care manager at that home, The Old Vicarage and a “care ambassador” – a role in which she encourages Dorset1s year nine school pupils to become carers. “I knew I had a caring personality and I believed that if I trained hard enough to develop my skills I could increase my confidence,” she said. “The skills I have learnt have allowed me to use my imagination in order to achieve fantastic results, which gives me amazing job satisfaction.” Kelly had completed an advanced level GNVQ in health and social care at school, gaining a distinction, and continued studying while working as a care assistant part-time at The Old Vicarage. She achieved a modern apprenticeship and worked through the NVQ levels to level four in care, being promoted to deputy care manager last year. Last year she helped The Old Vicarage become the first non-NHS or

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