What our staff say.....
Relief Project Worker
I have worked with the Moffat Street Project (older people with dementia) for 13 years. I started out as a Care Support Worker and despite receiving training to assist my progression, I am happy to remain at this level as I am content in my job. I am able to support the project by doing relief work when required. The most rewarding part of my role is when I come off shift knowing I have made service users feel happy and valued.
Moffat Street is the most homely project I have worked with and all the staff give a 100% to the service users and their well-being. This is reflected in their work practice and running of the project.
I have enjoyed the last 13 years at Moffat Street and look forward to continuing and being part of the project and the good work it carries out.
I have worked with The Mungo Foundation as an administration assistant for just over 3 years on a part time basis and have always been based at the Langness Road project, which offers short breaks and respite services to people with learning disabilities. I also work full time as a manager in a public sector doing shift work which allows me the time to undertake the role with The Mungo Foundation.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far with The Mungo Foundation and don’t see myself moving on in the near future. I have excellent working relationship with my colleagues and manager at Langness and enjoy the diverse nature of my job as my role extends beyond just administration. Working with the guests who use Langness has probably been the biggest highlight of my time with TMF and has made my job worthwhile.
Senior Project Worker
I am the Senior Project Worker in Govanhill Street project, which offers supports for older people with dementia. I have worked for The Mungo Foundation since 1996. I started as a relief member of staff working in a variety of projects. It gave me great experience working with different client groups. I then progressed at different levels supporting service users who suffered Dementia, Elderly and Young Homeless.
In 2004 I became Senior Project Worker supporting adults who suffer from Mental Health problems. Since 1997 the organisation has funded and allowed me to sign me to gain SVQ 3 and 4, also supported me to gain HNC in Social Work.
I have seen the organisation evolve and I am pleased to have been part of the positive changes and this is why I remain motivated to continue to be part of the ongoing challenges that will be presented to the organisation as care continues to also evolve.
I started as a relief worker, with what was then the Archdiocese of Glasgow, I would never have believed that my relief job would lead to a full time employment, professional qualifications and positions of real responsibility.
The Mungo Foundation is obviously dedicated to helping those in its care, but there is also a commitment to developing its staff. What I thought was simply enthusiasm was treated as potential and I was encouraged to attend relevant courses, gaining several qualifications and promotions from Project Worker to Deputy Manager.
In 2011, I was delighted to be offered the post of Acting Project Manager at the McNeil Street and Moffat Street Services which support older people with dementia, where I continue to enjoy the work I do, the people I work with and the rewarding nature of what we achieve together.
After a successful spell as a student and barman, I qualified as a nurse for people with a learning disability in August 1996. Since qualyfying I have worked with Loretto as a support worker; in Jersey as a staff nurse in a hospital for people with learning disability; with Quarriers as a team leader before moving to The Mungo Foundation. Initially I worked as a Manager in a residential care home for people with a learning disability before becoming an Area Manager in 2005. I have line managed both residential care homes and a muliti-site housing support services.
I am the Area Manager for a number of varied services: residential care homes for people with a learning disability; residential care homes and a housing support service for people with mental health issues and a housing support service for people with sensory impairment. I also have involvement in policy development; producing new business tenders and on a various organisational sub groups.