November Star Employee of the Month

Star Employee AwardWednesday 20th December 2017

Congratulations to Teresa Martin, our November Star Employee!

Teresa, who joined Avanta Care in July 2017, has become an integral part of the team at the care home at which she works. Her manager Lauren gave the following statement:

"Teresa quickly settled in to our home and developed great relationships with clients, their families and staff. She has a positive attitude every day and is always keen to develop her skills and learn new things."

Teresa MartinCareer progression

Teresa has also taken advantage of the additional training offered to all Avanta Care employees, and is currently working towards her Level 4.

"I began my career in healthcare 7 years ago, and felt ready to develop my knowledge and qualifications.

I completed the first further learning course, the Level 2 award in Health & Social Care in 2014. I was not sure if I would be able to complete the course, as I have spina bifida and scoliosis and have had various operations. After hours of research and hard work, I felt immensely proud of myself when I passed the course.

This gave me the confidence to apply for the next level, and early this year I started the Level 3 award. Admittedly, it was harder than I had anticipated and I did struggle initially. But I had a very understanding tutor, who gives me a lot of support and guidance, and directs me to the best places to find information.

I currently work at a care home in Maidstone, and my manager Lauren is really helpful. I have passed the medication exam, and can now administer medication. Once I pass this course, I hope to work towards the Level 4 award.

I have surprised myself with how far I have come. But it just goes to show that anyone can do anything when they put their mind to it."

Would you like to make a nomination?

Click Here to nominate an Avanta Care for the Star Employee of the Month Award.