This is Sarah’s work story in her own words…
“I started working for Care Circle in 2001 as a Care Assistant in Kingsway Private Nursing Home. In 2004 Care Circle acquired Braefield Private Nursing Home and I was offered a post in the office with Maureen Carabine. Paula Kennedy (now our Glenalina Lodge Home Manager) recommended me to Martin Doran, Operations Director, for the position. At the time I was considering my career options and had been offered a nursing position at Musgrave Park Hospital but decided to stay with Care Circle. Upon my move into the office I found my duties were very different to that of a Care Assistant as I supported Maureen with the administration, HR function and accounts assistance. Throughout my time with Care Circle Group the company have supported me in my career allowing me to complete various courses such as SAGE and I.A.T.I.”
“Through time I worked between our two homes in Kingsway, Dunmurry and Braefield, Ballymena which certainly added variety to the job as well as having the opportunity to meet lots of different people. The company has expanded so much in the last number of years and has enabled me to finally settle at our Head Office based at 238a Kingsway, Dunmurry.”
I am happy to say that I found my niche and am now employed as Assistant Accountant for both Larchwood Care (NI) and Care Circle.”
“Care Circle / Larchwood Care (NI) are a very good company to work for. They have always been very supportive and encouraging throughout my time here…it’s the only job I’ve ever had and the only place I ever want to work!”
Paula Kennedy, Home Manager of Glenalina Lodge Care Centre commented “I could see Sarah’s potential right from the very start. A fantastic team worker!”
Sarah recently got married and has two lovely little girls. Thank you Sarah for sharing your story with us.