Shachoi recently became Deputy Manager at one of our homes in South East London, having willingly undertaken the duties of this post for some months prior to her appointment. She was nominated by her Regional Manager, Nita Sohawon. Shachoi has been a valued member of the team for several years, working hard and effectively each shift. Nita says: “She has great values and always works in a person-centred way to ensure that we provide an excellent service.”
Recently, Shachoi was witness to the unexpected death of a person we support. She carried out CPR to try and revive him and then stayed on to provide support to the team. The next day she provided further, much-appreciated support to team members and the people we support who live at the service.
In addition, Shachoi’s care and thoroughness in the recent admission of a person we support has been instrumental in ensuring its success. This person had lived in their previous home for 47 years. Although the manager was away on annual leave Shachoi’s professionalism and dedication meant that the move went smoothly.
Shachoi is delighted to win the award, saying: “I cried after reading the email that I was employee of the month. I did not know I was being nominated – it was a lovely surprise! I love working at Century Way so my award money will go towards some nice chocolate for the Team and towards my son’s sensory room.”
Our two runners up are also highly deserving of our recognition for their fantastic work.
Dawn Marcovitch a Senior Support Worker at Westcliffe Villa was nominated by her manager and colleagues for her dedication during the Christmas period. The only senior member of the team left standing when Covid struck, she navigated a difficult period ensuring everyone was safe whilst still enjoying the festive period. Dawn is appreciated by all for her reliability, passion for the job and good sense of humour.
Key worker Susan Oram has supported several people with exceptional commitment in recent months. Her painstaking support includes securing a large sum towards a mobility car, creating a book to help a person express his wishes and helping another person to clear his father’s house. Susan’s Manager Judy Sharples, says: “Susan works with every person ensuring needs wishes and wants are met to the best of her ability.”
Well done, everyone.