Staff Case Study
Liam Scott – Service Manager – Supported Accommodation Services
“There’s a clear progression route here for those who are serious about a career in children’s social care.”
Having worked in various social care organisations for 4 years, Liam joined Restorative SCS (then Inspire) in January 2018, “I really wanted to improve my prospects and be on a better career path within children’s social care. So, I applied and was taken on as a senior support worker.”
Liam progressed quickly to become a house leader within a year of joining Restorative and then went on to be an assistant manager within the supported accommodation service. Liam progressed with his development within the company and became the first Registered Manager within Supported Accommodation Services, leading the new Ofsted regulated post-15 supported accommodation service for the company. This year, Liam has been successful in applying for the Service Manager role within Supported Accommodation and will lead and manage the Zonal Manager team of Restorative SCS’ Supported Accommodation Service.
“The 15-plus provision is an exciting opportunity and something new for the company to offer in its services to young people. I feel proud. I’ve learnt so much here and feel part of the company. There is always someone to support you and be at the end of a phone if you need it. The directors work closely with you and give you the supervision you need to help you be confident in your job. I feel trusted to do my work and get on with it. And if I need to talk about something, I can. We have real conversations here, something that didn’t happen at my previous employment.”
Talking about working for Restorative SCS Liam said, “I very much enjoy the work I do. No two days are ever the same and you can make a real difference to young people’s lives. You see the young people gain life and independence skills and build positive relationships with them. You see their journey from day one, which is great. It’s hard work, but that’s the nature of the job. The kids are the same in their needs wherever you work, the difference is in the company you work for”
Asking Liam about career development he said, “There’s a clear progression route here for those who are serious about a career in children’s social care. The company also provides ongoing inhouse training both face to face and online”