Support Workers

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Amber

This is Amber and she started at TIME in may 2017, she’s  from south east London and is currently studying Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Manchester.

“In my free time I like cooking and going for meals with friends and family. I enjoyed spending my gap year travelling, i went to South East Asia and cant wait to go again, i’d love to go India!”

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Ameera

This is Ameera and she started at TIME in January 2018 and is a psychology undergraduate student from the University of Manchester, currently completing her final year.

“I love working with children and have volunteered internationally to support those with mental health problems and disabilities in Morocco and cannot wait to go back! My goal is to travel and volunteer more in different countries! I hope to continue studying and gain a masters degree and somewhere down the line, a clinical psychology doctorate.”

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Caitlin D

This is Caitlin and she started at Time in August 2017 and is a Psychology graduate from the University of Liverpool currently completing my Masters in Speech and Language Therapy at MMU.

“I’m a tiny bit of a gaming geek and also enjoy writing stories and planning holidays in my spare time!  I love dogs, sunshine and eating my way through whole tubs of ice cream while watching a good movie”.

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Caitlin M

This is Caitlin, she is originally from Bristol but moved to Manchester in 2014 to study Psychology at the University of Manchester. She started working for TIME in January 2018, and she’s previously worked as a carer, teaching assistant and volunteered internationally at projects supporting children and adults with disabilities or mental health problems.

“In my free time I enjoy cooking and eating exciting foods, especially with family and friends. I love swimming and I cycle everywhere – this summer I am cycling from London to Paris!” 

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Charis

This is Charis she started working for Time specialist support in July 2015.

“My favourite colour is Blue and I’m a very creative individual. Fashion is my passion and music is my muse.”

 

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Charlotte

This is Charlotte; she is an Occupational Therapist at a SEN college and works for Time during the holidays. She has worked for Time since 2014 and has 14 years’ experience working with children and young people who have autism and/or learning disabilities.

“I enjoy watching films, cooking, visiting museums and galleries, and swimming. I’m laid back and very quick to smile. I don’t take myself too seriously and believe that you need to get stuck in and have fun because; if you’re not having fun, you can be sure that the child isn’t either.”

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Connor

This is Connor he’s a third year Psychology student at the University of Manchester and started working with Time in September 2017. He also volunteers as a teaching assistant in a local primary school.

“In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching football, video gaming, watching films and script writing. I love working with kids and hope to become a primary school teacher in the future.”

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Fiona

This is Fiona, she’s from Derby and has been working for Time since December, 2017. She’s a second year Psychology student at MMU and is hoping to become a primary school teacher in the future. She has been working with children for over 5 years through her other jobs as a swimming teacher and a lifeguard, also teaching English in Tanzania.

 

“I enjoy running, spending time with my family, friends and cooking. I love dogs and love travelling and I am currently (trying) to save up to go again!”

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Fiza

This is Fiza. Fiza has been working for Time since March 2018. She worked as a Teaching Assistant with students of all ages from 2015. In late 2016, she has mostly been a Learning Support Assistant for special needs learners.

“I’m a very creative person and love a challenge! In my free time, I like to sew, crochet, make jewellery, roller-skate, spend time with friends and family, and learn new things. I love my my work; the people i work with, and support, always brighten up my day!”

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Hannah

This is Hannah she’s a 2nd year Speech and Language Therapy student at the University of Manchester. she’s originally from Nottingham.

“I love animals – I have a cat and a dog and love taking the dog on country walks, especially in the Lake District. I also frequently travel, go to gym classes and read! I spend lots of time with friends and I am very arty”.

 

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Heidi

This is Heidi, and she has just started at Time specialist support (January 2018). Heidi is from North Wales and loves outdoorsy activities, such as hiking and canoeing.

“I spent 2015/16 teaching in a primary school in Malawi with Project Trust, now I’m in my second year studying International Disaster Management with French at the University of Manchester. My three favourite things are travelling, sunny days and spending time with my friends and family. I’m also a black belt in karate!.”

 

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Katherine

This is Katherine and she started working with TIME at the start of 2018. She’s originally from Cambridge and is currently studying Medicine at the University of Manchester.

“I have always enjoyed working with children special needs and I have worked at an SEN holiday club in Cambridge since the age of 17. In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey or spending time with friends. I have also caught the travel bug badly and try and see as many new places as I can, I have volunteered in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Tanzania and I’m off to Ghana this year!”

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Katie M

Katie has worked for TIME since October 2016. She is currently studying her masters in Social Work at The University of Manchester, after doing her undergraduate degree in Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies.

“I have worked with children with a range of Special Needs for 6 years and it is my favourite thing to do. I have always had a passion for getting to know the uniqueness of all people”.

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Kim

This is Kim, she is 20 years old, and is currently studying Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, she started at TIME in September 2018. “In my spare time I love going to the gym and often go swimming. I love to travel, I’ve been to many different places and still have a lot on my list to get through! Thailand is my favourite place at the moment. I also like to read and to cook, and I love to shop”!!

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Lindsey

This is Lindsey and she lives in Droylsden, Manchester. She has been part of the Time team since January 2016. Lindsey also works at Camberwell Park Special School, which she really enjoys, she enjoys it so much she has been there for over 20 years.

“In my spare time I enjoy football and cheerleading and I’m a trained coach. Presently Camberwell Park and TIME, takes up a lot of My time so there isn’t much left for hobbies.”

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Lucy

This is Lucy, she started at TIME in June 2018 and has also worked at Hawthorns special needs school since 2010,  she loves both her jobs and feel very passionate about the role she does.  She has always worked with children and knows this is where she belongs,  she honestly says “it was and is the best experience of my life getting the chance to find out what helps each child, that I get the chance to work with, they all have their very own uniqueness”.

“in my spare time i enjoy socialising with family and friends. I also have an adorable grandson who I love spending time with. My hobbies are swimming and walking, I love being outdoors in the sunshine.

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Maeve

This is Maeve: she started working for Time in January 2019. Maeve is from Ireland. She is a teacher with 10 years’ experience of working with young people. She has an interest in complex needs and behaviours.

“In my spare time I enjoy swimming, movies, socialising with friends, cooking, art and travelling. All behaviour is communication. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”-Einstein.

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Maria

This is Maria and she is from Italy and came to Manchester two years ago to study medicine, she started at TIME in December of 2017

“I love movies and cinematography, and I hope to be able to make my own short movie one day. Cinema has been my passion for a while now and I hope I will be able to learn the techniques enough to direct my own movie”.

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Niamh L

This is Niamh: she started working for Time in December 2017. Niamh is from Ireland, previously lived in Scotland and is now studying a Masters in Speech & Language Therapy at MMU. She has been working with children and young people who have autism and/or learning disabilities for 5 years.

“In my spare time I enjoy movies, musicals and travelling – I’m always planning my next trip! Last year I spent the summer volunteering in Sri Lanka with children in orphanages and schools. I’m also a huge animal lover; I have three dogs and seven donkeys in Ireland!”

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Nina T

This is Nina and she started at TIME in April 2018. She is from Liverpool and is currently studying Psychology at the University of Manchester in her final year.

In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching Netflix, reading books, and planning future holidays and travels! I am a big foodie too, so love going for nice meals when I can! I love my job and feel it fits into my future career aspects further down the line with my degree when I graduate.

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Phil

This is Phil. He lives in Stockport, he recently started to work at the Seashell trust in Cheadle.

“I like watching and playing sports, mainly tennis, badminton and football. I like watching films at the cinema, chocolate and enjoy the sunshine.  An interesting fact about me is that as a child I once met Steve McDonald out of Coronation Street and he gave me a 360 degree spinner!”

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Rameen

This is Rameen, she started at TIME in September 2018 and is currently in her final year studying sociology and criminology at MMU.

“in my spare time like going to the gym and long walks. I enjoy going swimming and playing Badminton, I like listening to all kinds of music and would love to be able to travel once I graduate. My aim is to be able to have a career which revolves around children, working at TIME has given me that chance”.

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Rogelio

This is Rogélio he’s originally from Brazil and has been living in Manchester for the last 7 years. He started at TIME in March 2018. He graduated in Psychology last August at MMU and will be starting his masters in September. 

“In my free time I like to cook, socialising and going to the gym. I love travelling and getting to know other cultures, love dogs, music and I always try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I love working with kids, it’s quite refreshing! I find it inspiring and very gratifying!”

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Sean

This is Sean and he started for TIME way back in 2013, he has a BA in Leisure management and a H.N.D in Sports development and coaching. Along side working for TIME he is a T.A in a Behaviour school.

“I use to play Basketball at club level for Manchester, Sheffield and Jena (in Germany) I also played at international level. In my spare time I like to play and coach sports, i like to go to the gym, watch films and travel to the U.S and Europe

 

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Sila

This is Sila, she’s currently studying Psychology at the University of Manchester. She’s been working at Time since August 2016.

“I spend my free time with my family or I’m in the kitchen doing some baking or i’m in the gym. I can describe my self as a caring, trustworthy person.”

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Sophie

This is Sophie and she started in May of 2018, she is just finishing her Psychology and Criminology degree in July 2018.

“In my spare time I love to spend time socialising with my family and friends. I also enjoy trips to the cinema, going to the gym, and sunny days out! I love working with children and seeing how it really is the little things in life that make all the difference!”

 

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Steph

Steph started working for Time in August. She is a recent Bio-Chemsitry graduate from the University of Nottingham, where she worked as a primary school student ambassador. She now works at Wythenshawe hospital in the cancer research department for the University of Manchester.

“In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, dancing and reading.”

 

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Tayla

This is Tayla, she has recently started working at TIME (March 2018). Tayla is currently in her second year studying Psychology at the University of Manchester.

“During my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, cooking, watching movies and being with my friends. Children have always been a part of my life, as I have younger siblings and cousins, and I hope my career involves working with children. I love working with kids because I like seeing the world from their perspective.”

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Vanessa

This is Vanessa she has worked for Time since May 2015. She has Level 2 British Sign Language, she is slowly learning welsh and hopes to move there. She got a degree in Environmental Biology at Liverpool University.Vanessa brings 16 years of parenting and a spirit of adventure to her Support Worker role.

“I don’t use my sign language often enough to be fluent in it unfortunately. In my spare time i enjoy swimming, cycling, kayaking, walking, climbing and sailing. I would rather be in a woodland or on a beach than in the shops, but also I like books, films, baking and real wood fires”.