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What Our Staff Have To Say

  • David Dougan — Assistive Technology Specialist and Digital Inclusion Officer in Paisley

    David Dougan — Assistive Technology Specialist and Digital Inclusion Officer in Paisley

    What is your typical day like?

    I typically have a day made up of training, creating materials and spreadsheets along with fruit eating as well.

    Why do you do your job?

    It is very gratifying to be able to make small changes which make a big difference in people’s lives.

    Best part about your Job?

    Seeing people get excited about Word Processing.

    Favourite film?

    The Searchers

    Favourite food?

    Chilli Garlic Chicken

  • Carole Mackenzie — Job Coach in Kirkcaldy, Fife

    Carole Mackenzie — Job Coach in Kirkcaldy, Fife

    What is your typical day like?

    There is no typical day. Each day is busy and energy packed.

    Why do you do your job?

    I love interacting with people. I love to be able to provide support and coaching for people. It is great to watch people grow and reach goals.

    Best part about your Job?

    Seeing people achieve their goals.

    Favourite film?

    I only have a Christmas favourite which is: It’s a Wonderful Life.

    Favourite food?

    Costa Coffee and bananas!!!

  • Jim McArthur — Employment and Personal Development Worker based in Drumchapel

    Jim McArthur — Employment and Personal Development Worker based in Drumchapel

    What is your typical day like?

    Days vary depending on programme and service user needs.

    A broad range of activities including initial assessment interviews,  supporting learners with their IT workbooks, carrying out European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) tests, researching and recognising employment and training  opportunities for clients to achieve their goals. As well as contacting other organisations and agencies to attract referrals to the programme.

    Why do you do your job?

    I believe that the knowledge, skills and attitudes that I have are well suited to the values and vision of Momentum as an organisation and I can use these attributes to help others move towards a more fulfilling future.

    Best part about your Job?

    The best part is that I have been able to support someone to achieve something that they would not have had the opportunity to do in the past.

    Favourite film? 

    The Quiet Man

    Favourite food?

    Seafood.

  • Lena McMillan — Recovery Support Worker in Irvine

    Lena McMillan — Recovery Support Worker in Irvine

    What is your typical day like?

    My days consist of working with clients in either one-to-one sessions or in groups.  I deal with new referrals coming in; make contact with potential clients; liaise with other services, accessing resources for existing clients and catch up on emails.

    Why do you do your job?

    I believe in giving people second, third, fourth and many more chances.  I also believe people are more than their addictive behaviours and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.  My job allows me to do this every day.  I really enjoy the interactions I have with our clients, the staff team and our external stakeholders.  I also love the fact that my job is not routine, you never really know what is going to come through the door as every single person using our service is unique and so I work differently with each person, tailored to their specific needs.

    Best part about your Job?

    The best part of my job is watching people grow and change in positive ways.  Clients manage this entirely themselves; the small part I play in it is simply a privilege and joy for me.

    Favourite film?

    Very hard to choose one; favourites include It’s a Wonderful Life, Goodfellas Gone with the Wind and As Good as it Gets.

    Favourite food?

    Thai