What is your current role?
I'm an administrator for the Evelina@home and community nursing teams. I've been in this role for 11 months through the Pathway to Employment supported internship programme.
What do you love about it?
What I enjoy most is helping the teams I support to be more organised. It's helpful for them to have an extra hand as all of the meeting notes, emails, phone calls, receipts, and other administrative tasks can be quite overwhelming. I assist in keeping the office organised, giving them valuable time to focus on other vital areas of their job.
What is your proudest moment?
One of my proudest moments has been being able to update our medical supplies card. A medical supplies card is a paper form on which the patient's full name, address, phone number, date of birth, and NHS number are written. On this card our clinicians record what they delivered to their patients. It's extremely important to keep this record up to date.
We had an issue with the cards being on paper, as this meant they could go missing. Another issue is that we had hundreds of medical supply cards, which meant that looking for a patient could take a long time.
I created a digital version of the medical supply cards to replace the paper-based ones. I oversaw the transfer of all the paper-based cards. I created digital cards for over 200 patients that use our service.
What has it been like to participate in the Pathway to Employment supported internship programme?
Participating in the internship has been an enjoyable experience. Evelina London provided me with a safe and welcoming work environment. They made any workplace adjustments I needed and my manager has supported and mentored me.
The internship has taught me new skills that I can use in the future, and provided validated and practical certificates. It has also increased my confidence and life skills.
What would you say to anyone considering applying for a supported internship?
I would tell them to keep an open mind.
What do you hope to do in the future?
I'm hoping for 2 different outcomes. I hope to either get a job or join an apprenticeship.
The Pathway to Employment supported internship programme, run by Southwark College, supports young people under the age of 25 who are neurodivergent to develop their skills and help them enter the workforce on the career path of their choice.
Discover more about the supported internship programme.
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