Learning Disability Supervisor
Are you on LinkedIn?
Yes, take a look at my profile here: Lee Thompson
I am responsible for supervising our personal assistants who support adults with learning disabilities or autism. I attend all our initial meetings with clients to find out what package of support we can build to look after them ensuring it works for their particular needs. No one case is the same so it is important to find out what makes the client and their family tick and to arrange support that works for everyone’s benefit. I am also responsible for interviewing any new carers that come into the business. Working with adults with learning difficulties needs a particular skill set and we need to make sure we have the right people working with our clients at all times. I am the first point of call for any of our Personal Assistants and as such, I provide them with the support and supervision they need while out in the field. Our support centres around personal and general care services which is similar to that already provided by carers for the elderly.
Matriculation Exemption (a legal requirement for first-degree study at a South African university).
How long have you worked for Sambhana Care?
I joined the company in October, 2020.
Experience before joining Sambhana Care?
I have had a very varied career which I think benefits my current role as I can bring this experience to help the clients we work with. Most recently I worked as a One to One Student Support for Acorn Homes Group, Margate which was a hugely rewarding experience where I learned many of the skills I am now putting into practice with Sambhana Care. Before that, I was a Product Archive Executive for Dorling Kindersley. I have worked professionally as a singer for the band – The Skatonics which is a huge passion of mine and have been a freelance photographer sometimes part-time, sometimes full time as the work demanded.
How have you used your knowledge to help a client?
In a school setting, I have utilised my creative background to oversee and conduct music, art and creative writing lessons with children who have learning difficulties. Having an autistic daughter
myself, I am able to bring a unique perspective to the job and understanding of the challenges involved.
Outside of work, what are your interests?
I have been a singer in various bands since the age of 16. I currently front Ska band The Skatonics and we perform gigs at festivals and functions all around the UK – in normal times! We very much look forward to gigging again soon. Take a look at my band’s Facebook page, The Skatonics. In addition to singing, I love playing the guitar and like to use my music skills to help our clients wherever possible. I am also a very keen painter and like to share my artistic talents wherever possible. I have much of my art displayed in my portfolio on my website. When I am not painting, I am a keen photographer. Some of my work can be seen here.
All our staff have now received their Covid vaccination to ensure the ongoing safety of our clients.
Working with our clients during these challenging times we know they want to stay at home where they feel safe and secure for as long as is humanly possible before considering residential care and it is our mission to make that happen wherever possible.
Our easily recognisable, trained and uniformed staff are referenced, enhanced DBS-checked, carry full Sambhana Care ID, and are tested weekly for Covid-19. In addition, we have the necessary Personal Protective Equipment and practice social distancing to ensure your safety and ensure peace of mind. We will continue to follow all the government guidance for those working in the health and social care sector to protect your safety in your home.