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Abi - Employment Support Navigator

Abi

My favourite quote is

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”

I started my career as a support worker in learning difficulty services and have since worked in community arts, mental health, and drug and alcohol services.

I have an older sister with Down’s syndrome and I’m passionate about the rights of people with a learning difficulty.

I like to focus on people’s skills, strengths and capabilities. I’m always interested to hear what the people I support are passionate about.

I enjoy listening to music, making art and spending time in nature.

Jolene - Employment Support Navigator

Jolene

My favourite quote is

“I believe in a world where we all accept difference, not indifference”

I have supported adults with autism for 8 years, as well as working in coffee shops and restaurants.

I like meeting new people and feel confident in my ability to make others feel comfortable and listened to, In my spare time I like to bake cakes and go for long walks in the countryside.

Matt - Employment Support Navigator

Matt

Before I became an Employment Navigator, I supported adults with autism and learning difficulties in residential settings and day services including employment support.

I like seeing people realise their full potential.

In my spare time I like to make music, play nerdy card games, hang out with animals and my loved ones and spend time in nature.

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Michelle

My name is Michelle, I am a Career Navigator for South Gloucestershire Council’s service We work for everyone.

I have always enjoyed working with people in many capacities. I have worked in mental health and special needs services in a variety of roles, most notably in rehabilitation, crisis, assessment and recovery.
I have also worked as a professional photographer, trainer in photography, nail artist, 1st aid and AED trainer and I always return to working with people because that is where I find more meaning and fulfilment.

This service offers some of the most vulnerable of us the opportunity to explore our goals and achieve them, that is a journey I want to be a part of. I am also a part time student, avid book reader, gamer and general animal lover.

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Nina

Hello, I am an Employment Navigator based in North Somerset and I have worked as an Autism Employment specialist in the FE sector for several years. I have delivered employment sessions covering content such CV’s, interview techniques, communication and many more. In North Somerset I have worked in partnership with a large network of inclusive employers based in a variety of sectors. I have a person-centred approach and will support you to overcome any barriers or anxieties surrounding employment.

We will work together to focus on your strengths and abilities so that you can reach your full potential and get you started on the next stage of your job journey.

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Eleanor

With over 16 years’ experience of working with people with disabilities in supported employment, project development and quality checking roles, Eleanor brings a wide range of skills and knowledge to the We Work team. She ran Boss Employment CIC for 6 years promoting employment for people with learning disabilities, delivering interactive workshops to encourage and inspire people to see paid work as a valid option. An experienced TSI trained Job Coach, Eleanor is passionate about equality of opportunity and supporting people with disabilities to reach their potential by identifying steps to success.

Eleanor is the Employment Navigator for young people (aged 16 – 24) in Bath and North East Somerset and can be contacted on 07825 901236 and eleanor.murphy@bristol.gov.uk

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Aimee

I have been in the welfare to work industry for a number of years now and I enjoy helping people in my community gain confidence and achieve their goals. Along with my work as an Employment Navigator I am very passionate about sport. Formerly I was a competitive Powerlifter, currently you’ll probably find me on a football pitch; I play in the Somerset County League and Coach at a Regional Talent Centre and a Football Foundation providing football to those who historically have not had equal access to the game.

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Lucy

I started working within education 6 years ago and am a qualified EFL teacher. I supported young people with a learning difficulty and worked closely with their families to best support them. I have an arts background, so I like to think of new ideas to make the work place a welcoming and nurturing environment.

I am passionate about every person having equal opportunities. I strive for equality and inclusivity for every individual I work with. I want to see a society where everyone gets a chance to participate and feel included in all aspects of work life. In my free time, I volunteer for ACORN community union, making art, playing piano and go on bike rides.