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Case Study - Jonathan Spencer

JohnathanJonathan started volunteering with Trivallis’ “Estates & Communities Volunteering” programme and sustained this for nearly 2 months, before being nominated for the Step in The Right Direction Traineeship programme. Jonathan then successfully obtained a two-year contract on the traineeship.

Jonathan expressed a passion for working with adults with disabilities, as he already had experience in this field with supporting a family member.

A placement was setup with Learning Curve’s Aberaman centre, but Jonathan was so keen to start his placement that he volunteered there before this placement started.

Jonathan is a shining example of the traineeship and has gone from strength to strength. He has continued to sustain the full-time contract, has never phoned in sick, began his Social Care Induction qualifi cation, even splitting his traineeship over three different placements (Maesnewydd, Aberaman & Gadlys).

He is punctual, enthusiastic and has built excellent working relationships with his peers and individuals. Jonathan has created a fantastic reputation for himself within the authority and is well liked by all.

Jonathan is enthusiastic about continuing his work with adults with disabilities and recently secured a casual post at Learning Curve’s Gadlys centre.