Support Workers

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Abi

“Hi I’m Abi. I am a Learning Support Assistant at a local secondary school which I really enjoy as I get to work with a range of great students. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, reading and taking my dog for walks in the meadows.”

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Abigail

“Hi there, my name is Abigail. I’m currently in my second year of studying Psychology at the University of Manchester. Before I joined Time in January 2022, I volunteered as a play therapist at a local hospital providing emotional support to children who were admitted for treatment. Since then, I built a passion in working with children and young people as I find the work fulfilling and enjoyable. In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and loved ones, exercising, and creating art. I look forward to gaining valuable skills and experience whilst working with our service users to get the most out of their sessions.”

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Afra

This is Afra, she joined Time in January 2020. Afra is currently studying Psychology at the University of Manchester.

“I love travelling. My spare time is usually spent eating good foods with friends and taking long walks with my family and those close to me.”

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Aima

This is Aima, who started with Time in November 2020.

Aima says “After graduating in Psychology from the university of Manchester, I joined Time. I’m extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to support young people and families in my community. In my free time I volunteer for various organisations and enjoy socialising with friends and family, reading novels and painting.”

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Aimee

“Hi, my name is Aimee, and I am currently a first-year student studying Speech and Language Therapy at The University of Manchester. Alongside my degree I am learning British Sign Language, and hopefully I will be able to use Makaton whilst working at Time. I have joined TSS as I love communicating with people, I am keen to learn more about autism and look forward to supporting the service users. In my free time, I love going to the gym, playing the piano and being around friends and family.”

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Alice

“After graduating in 2020 I started working in the field of genetic research.  However as I love working with children and young people I applied to work with Time in August 2021 and never looked back.

I’m kept pretty busy with work but in any spare time I like to hang out with friends, make pottery or go to the gym.

I look forward to meeting more of our service users!”

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Amy

“Hi, my name is Amy and I am an undergraduate student at the University of Manchester studying Psychology. I am starting with Time in January 2022 as part of my university placement, but I look forward to carrying on with this work. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and attending small gigs around Manchester. I also enjoy watching my football team at home and away games with my dad, as we get to travel to new cities and stadiums around the UK. I have a passion for films and enjoy reading, particularly horror and crime books.”

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Ava

“Hi! I’m Ava, I’m a second year Psychology student at The University of Manchester. In my free time I like to do anything creative, I am a portrait artist and am trying to teach myself how to sew my own clothes. I also enjoy going to the gym to weight train. I like listening to music and finding new artists. I am currently learning British Sign Language alongside my Psychology course at Uni and am hoping to utilise my skills during sessions whether this is by using Makaton or BSL.”

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Barbora

“Hey! My name is Barbora and I started with Time in February 2022. I am originally from the Czech Republic but moved to the UK in 2017. In 2021, I finished a BSc in Psychology at the University of Stirling and moved to Manchester in June 2021. Currently, I am studying a MSc in Clinical Skills in Integrative Psychotherapy at MMU and I am hoping to get into a professional doctorate. In my free time, I am all about making sure I have time to relax and recharge, which for me is mainly achieved by going to the gym and lifting heavy weights, reading good books, watching good movies and TV shows, and spending time with my boyfriend. Although I would consider myself a loner, I am very friendly and enjoy meeting new people.”

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Ben

“Hi I’m Ben. I’m and first year Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology student at The University of Manchester. I started with Time in January 2022. In my free time I enjoy going out with friends, going to the gym and listening to music. I’m really looking forward to meeting and spending time the service users, also the other support workers.”

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Beyza

Beyza joined Time in June 2021.

“I am studying BTEC Science L3 in The Manchester College. I enjoy playing football and swimming. I have interest in psychology and I prefer to read psychology related books. My aim is to get in to psychology or medicine for university. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity to work with these incredible kids because I know I have a lot to learn from them.”

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Brook

This is Brook. He joined Time in March 2022. Brook is a Speech and Language Therapy Student at the University of Manchester. As part of this, he studies a range of speech and language difficulties and the techniques used to support those affected.

“Hey! I’m a very active person; I enjoy aerial gymnastics, yoga and any sort of outdoors adventure. On rainy days, I enjoy playing video games, reading or watching movies with friends. It’s a pleasure to work with our service users and I believe they can show us the world from a different perspective.” 

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Caitlin

This Caitlin, she started working for TSS in August 2021.

“I’m in my 3rd year of studying Educational Psychology at MMU. I have a lot of interest in working with children so I am really grateful for the opportunity to support young people with Time Specialist Support. In my spare time I enjoy reading and going on walks with my friends.”

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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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Dagmara

Hi, my name is Dagmara and I started working for Time in August 2019. I also work full time in a nursery in the pre school class. I finished Psychology on Salford University and I am planning to go back and do masters in Social Work. I am highly interested in children’s development and what triggers different behaviours. My hobbies include cooking for my family and friends, reading books, and excercising at the gym.

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Ellie W

“Hi, I’m Ellie. I’m currently an undergraduate student studying Psychology at the University of Manchester. I joined TIME in February 2022 for my placement with the hopes of having a career in therapy in the future. In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading and spending time with my friends and family. I l look forward to working with TIME and getting to know its members!”

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Emma

“My name is Emma, I love spending time with my family and friends. I am currently studying Psychology at the University of Manchester and learning sign language which I hope will be useful in working with Time Specialist. I look forward to gaining useful skills whilst working here and expanding my knowledge of Autism.”

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Ffion

“Hi I’m Ffion, I am currently a second year psychology student in the University of Manchester. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and going to local gigs, I also play piano and have been a part of choirs since a very young age. I love all types of creative arts, especially crochet as I taught myself through lockdown and love crocheting my own clothes. I am currently learning British Sign Language as part of my degree and am excited to use these skills.”

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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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Gloria

“Hello! I’m Gloria and I’ve recently graduated from the University of Nottingham having studied Psychology. I’m about to start my master’s at Manchester Metropolitan University. In my free time, I volunteer as a crisis volunteer for an online mental health organisation. I enjoy watching series, going out for food and socialising with my friends and family.  I am driven, hardworking, and have a desire to make a difference in mental health.”

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Gracie

“Hi, my name is Gracie and I am a Psychology undergraduate student at the University of Manchester. I am very passionate about supporting both adults and young people in the community and have done so in many different volunteering roles. I am working with Time as part of a placement for my degree and I am so excited to meet and spend time with our service users. In my free time I like to go out with my friends and family, listen to music, go to concerts, play the saxophone, watch Netflix and I enjoy spending time outdoors.”

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Haleema

“I am a Psychology student in my third year, I love working with children and being there for them. I have worked as a peer mentor at school and university and loved the journey, from this came my motivation to start at time specialist in being a support worker.

I’m very passionate about my degree, especially the field of developmental and educational psychology which explores behavioural problems as well as complex learning difficulties in children.

I also love going for long walks, making desserts, watching movies and I love cats, I have two!”

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Irsa

“My name is Irsa Khalil, and I am a third-year neuroscience student at the University of Manchester. I joined time specialist in September 2021 as I wanted to learn more about autism and work with young people in the community and challenge myself. In my free time I love to read fictional books, go for coffees, and spend quality time with my friends and family. I also love keeping active by going to gym classes.”

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Jess H

“Hi, I’m Jess and I am currently a psychology student at The University of Manchester, and I am working with Time as part of a placement for my degree. My free time is taken up with swimming, the gym and relaxing by baking or spending time with my friends. I look forwards to meeting the service users with Time, learning more about what autism is and watching these individuals grow and make progress throughout the sessions.”

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Jess L

I’m originally from York,  and am currently studying Occupational Therapy. I have  over 14 years experience of supporting children and adults who have autism and/or learning disabilities.

My passions are music, travelling and my job! I spent 10 years travelling the world, living in various countries and was lucky enough to continue supporting children who have disabilities in a range of settings, all over the world. I moved to Manchester to begin university and hope to continue supporting people as it makes me smile every day!!

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Jinn

This is Jinn. He started working for TSS in July 2021.

“Asian cuisine aficionado and a boogie enthusiast 🕺🏽. Speech & Language Therapist in-training, 2020-2022, with special interest in Autism. Notorious social butterfly and welcoming to friendly chats.”

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Joanna

This is Joanna. She started working for TSS in September 2021.

“Hi, my name is Joanna and I am a 2nd year student of Early Years and Childhood studies at Manchester Metropolitan university. Apart of being a support worker I am also working as a notetaker and study assistant for students with disabilities. In my free time I love to watch tearjerkers, read books and look after my orchids. I also love travelling and getting to know different cultures.”

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Josie

“Hi, my name is Josie and I’m a second year studying Psychology at the University of Manchester. I’m currently working with Time for my placement and I want to work in clinical psychology in the future. My hobbies are music, I play the flute and I enjoy going to concerts and gigs in Manchester. I also love languages, I study French alongside my degree and hope to become fluent and live abroad in the future.”

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Kaisa

“I started with time in August 2021. I am currently a Psychology student at Salford University and have previously worked as a youth worker, supporting youngsters with various special needs. Having grown up on a farm, I love the outdoors, animals and growing fruit and vegetables. In my free time I also enjoy video games and meeting new people through playing with them. I’m a keen baker too, my cakes don’t always look nice yet but they always taste good!”

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Kanwal

“My name is Kanwal. I am a second year psychology student at The University of Manchester. I started working with Time specialist support in January 2022. I have previously worked as a support worker, where I have supported a number of adults with different disabilities. I aim to apply the skills I have learnt from my previous job, to support the service users at Time. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, cooking and participating in charity events. I look forward to learning more about autism and supporting service users in the best way possible.”

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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 feels 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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Lucy G

“My name’s Lucy, and I joined Time in 2021. I am currently a psychology undergraduate at the University of Manchester, studying to hopefully work full time with autism in the future. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and going for walks. I have worked in the past shadowing a care worker for adults with disabilities and mental health issues, and currently volunteer as a mentor for younger students at the university. I love caring for and helping others and am excited for my time here!”

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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.  I believe all behaviour is communication.”

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Mark

This is Mark and he started at Time in 2012- he’s been away travelling a couple of times since then but always returns.

 

He left his job in the office team at Time in 2020 to start a degree in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work.

 

“Outside of work I love getting out into hills and mountains and particularly enjoy rock climbing, hiking as well as playing football.”

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Mashud

I’m Mashud, I started working for Time in February 2020. I graduated in BSc (Hons) Psychology in July 2018 and MSc Forensic Psychology in December 2019. I then worked at Hopwood Hall College and Oldham College supporting students with various Special Educational Needs by providing them day to day support including in and out of class support, residential activities, educational visits, and work experience.

In my spare time I try to be physically active so I play sports like football and badminton, and also go to my local gym.
I like experiencing different cultures and trying new food, whilst reading up on topics such as physics and philosophy in my downtime. I like being immersed in psychological movies, and also playing video games. I enjoy going on long walks especially in nature, and like to visit new and different places.

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May

This is May. She started working for TSS in October 2021.

“I’m a graduate of Education and Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University and I am now doing a masters in Psychology. I joined TSS with the hope of gaining more experience within the field and to apply my knowledge in practical situations. I hope what I have learnt can be successfully applied to working with the service users. Eventually, I would like to be an Educational Psychologist and working with TSS will be a step in the right direction. I can’t wait to keep learning with the company.”

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Meg

“Hi! I’m Meg and I’ve been working for time since February 2022. I’m really looking forward to spending time getting to know some of the service users. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, cooking, reading and horse riding.”

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Molly

This is Molly, she first started working for Time in September 2019. In the past, Molly has lead a youth club and also has worked on lots of different theatre projects with people with disabilities. As well as working for Time, Molly is also a freelance theatre maker and works with the DIY Theatre Company (which is made up of performers with learning disabilities) as well as the Lowry’s Young Company. Molly has a dog named Sybil and her hobbies include meeting new people, writing and dancing like nobody’s watching!

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Muskan

“Hi my name is Muskan, I am a second year Psychology student at UoM. In my free time I like to go to the gym and spend time with my family and friends. In future I aim to become a clinical psychologist.”

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Nidah

“Hi, I’m Nidah! I am a psychology student at the University of Manchester. Psychology is a subject which I am passionate about and I hope to pursue a career in clinical psychology. I love fashion, photography, long drives, spending quality time with the people I love and making unforgettable memories.”

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Nimra

I started working with Time as part of my University placement and so far, I am really enjoying it and learning a lot about Autism. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family and my goal in life is to experience as many new and exciting things as I can.

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Olivia Sc

“Hello! I’m Olivia and I started working for TSS in 2021 and I am currently studying Neuroscience at the University of Manchester.

I’m very passionate about supporting young people with autism and have been working with children with special needs since 2018.

When I’m not studying or working I enjoy swimming, painting, cooking and spending a ridiculous amount of time on the phone to my mum!”

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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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Phoebe

“Hi, my name is Phoebe. I am currently in 2nd year studying psychology at the University of Manchester. I used to be an assistant tennis coach and have volunteered with several organisations for children with special needs. In my spare time, I love playing sports, going to gigs and spending time with my friends.”

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Rachael

“Hi, I’m Rachael, I’m 20 years old and currently in my final year of my undergraduate Psychology degree at Manchester. I hope to go on to specialise in working with children and young people through completing an educational Psychology masters. I joined time in October 2021, because I wanted to further my experience working with young children and I think the work they do is so valuable and worthwhile. Plus the sessions sound so fun, exciting and challenging in a good way! In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym or going swimming. I also love going on shopping trips and meals out with my friends to the Trafford Centre.”

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Rose

“I am in my third year studying psychology at UoM. My dream is to become a researcher informing education policies in the future and hopefully improve everybody’s education experiences, teachers and students alike. In my spare time I like to either binge the entirety of Netflix or spend time hanging out with my friends. I also love cooking random meals and walking in the rain. Joining the team has meant a lot to me because my brother has autism and so it is very fulfilling to give back to companies similar to the ones that helped him and my family when I was younger.”

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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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Shaima

Shaima began working for Time in June 2021.

“Towards the end of my university degree in Psychology I applied for time and now that I have graduated I’m happy to be given the opportunity to start my support worker role. During my time as a student I had opportunities to support young people from nursery work experience to casual/family babysitting, I also took part in student leadership roles to support first year students studying psychology which was a very valuable experience for me.

My time as a psychology student inspired me to look into supporting and helping others and how I could make a positive impact while doing something I enjoy which was my motivation to join team.

In my free time I enjoy practising my language skills as well as socialising with my friends and family especially spending time with my nephews and nieces. My main hobbies include listening to music, planning activities with friends, enjoying new fashion trends and travelling to new places I love making new memories and trying new things.”

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Soo How

“Hi, I am Soo. I am currently pursuing speech and language therapy course at Manchester Metropolitan University. I joined TSS in February 2021. In my spare time, I love walking in parks and travelling around.”

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Sophie T

This is Sophie. She started working for TSS in August 2021.

“I’m in my 3rd year studying Art History at Manchester University. My favourite things to do are cooking with my friends as well as going to lots of galleries and making art. I also love reading and being in the outdoors, and volunteer with various organisations including Platt Fields Market Garden and Venture Arts. I’m really excited to have this opportunity to help support young people in the community and look forward to working with everyone at Time Specialist Support!”

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Sumaya

“Hi, my name is Sumaya, a 20 year old student at Salford university studying Psychology and counselling. I joined TSS in 2021, and I’m throughly enjoying my journey so far. I love hanging out with my friends, journalling and cooking in my spare time.”

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Tristan

“I started working at Time in October 2021. I am currently in my second year studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford.
I have experienced growing up with many children in my house as my parents were foster carers and my mum also was a childminder. I helped her look after my younger brothers and the other children. A particular area of interest of mine is ASD and I look forward to practicing my skills and gaining more experience in this area.
I love (a wide variety of) music and going to gigs/clubs/festivals. I enjoy cycling and swimming. I am also a season ticket holder at Manchester United.”

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