What is your job role in The Quality Company?
How long have you worked for The Quality Company?
I have worked for The Quality Company since 2013
Did you have a job before working for The Quality Company? If so, what did you do?
Yes, I have had a few jobs before joining The Quality Company. In my previous jobs I have done some filming, admin and worked in a retail store called Woolworths. I also have a show on Siren Radio which due to the current pandemic I record my show and send to my manager. I’m looking forward to getting back into live radio. My dream job is to be a radio presenter. I would potentially like to look into doing a radio session for The Quality Company.
How did you find the application and interview process for your role?
I found the overall process pretty well. I’ve always been quite lucky with my interviews where I have sailed through. This has given me a big confidence boost.
How do you find working for The Quality Company?
I really enjoy working for The Quality Company. Mainly going out visiting the people to quality check their support.
What are the challenges/barriers in your role? How does The Quality Company help?
Due to the current pandemic I’ve had to use Zoom for meetings. I find this quite difficult when there are technical problems. Luckily, I have Sara Danby, Lead Director for The Quality Company, who I can call. Sara is able to fix the issue and sends me the invitations for Zoom. I ended up getting a diary to keep organised with all of the Zoom meetings. I have found this to be very useful. It helps that The Quality Company provide me with the information I need to be able to attend the meetings. I find it easier to work with people who I feel I can get on with. I like working with people who are similar minded people and have similar working habits to me.
What do you like about your role?
I enjoy working for The Quality Company, I wouldn’t change the job I do. Having lived experience I can have that perspective for the people we support. Knowing I am able to help people as much as I can is what makes my role so enjoyable.
What would you want organisations to do to help/understand when interviewing someone who has Autism?
It can take someone with Autism longer to achieve something, therefore it helps when people understand Autism. Everyone should give people a chance. I like to have things written down so I think when giving an interview they should write things down. Such as information about the role and any information they want to know when interviewing etc.