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Q&A: Support Worker Megan

Q&A: Support Worker Megan

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Q1: How long have you been a Support Worker with Xavier?

I have worked with Xavier for nearly 17 years in November this year!

 

Q2: Do you support Xavier children and young people in a specific setting?

I mainly work in the community and I do overnight shifts twice a week. I also help out at Xavier Place when they need me.

 

Q3: What types of care and supports do you provide?

I help take clients to their appointments, take them out into the community, help with personal care, administering medication and tracheostomy care.

 

Q4: What inspires and energises you?

Working with happy and cheerful staff and supporting each other together as a team inspires me. And seeing my clients happy and excited to go on outings and do activities is so rewarding. Outside of work it is my husband and my two children.

 

Q5: Did you always want to work with children with disability?

Yes I have always wanted to work with children and young people with disability as I love to watch them work towards their goals and succeed in life.

 

Q6: What might a typical workday look like for you?

Working in the community means I can take my clients out to places that they enjoy like the movies, theme parks, fishing, catching public transport and walking along the waterfront and also practice life skills and work towards their own personal goals.

 

Q7: What do you love most about your job?

Watching the clients that I work with succeed in their goals and being a part of that journey. And I just love seeing them smile and laugh and have fun!

 

Q8: What are your passions outside of work?

I love to spend family time with my husband and two children. I also enjoy going fishing, going to the movies, shopping and relaxing beside the waterfront.

 

Q9: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Growing up my big brother had a high physical disability, and I would help my parents with his care. He inspired me so I’ve always wanted to work with children and/or young adults with a disability from when I was very little.

*Megan is pictured with Marcus on one of their many adventures together!