Sarah began her training in nursing at Sheffield University in 2004 and qualified as a registered nurse in 2007.

Whilst training Sarah worked as a health care worker, she also worked in respite units for children and adults who have learning disabilities along with physical disabilities. Once qualified Sarah didn’t feel quite ready to work as a nurse, so she decided to become a team leader in a residential home for Autistic young ladies.

Whilst there, she was able to work as a nurse for a sister company who owned a neurological rehabilitation unit, it was here she gained knowledge and skills and more confidence as a nurse.

After 3 years working as a Team Leader, Sarah decided it was time to move on and began working in a low secure unit in Chesterfield working with males who were sectioned under the Mental Health Act. There was very little physical health work but plenty of behaviour support and emotional support to give, along with managing their challenging behaviours.

Sarah worked here for 7 years. She worked closely with the MDT and during this time Sarah also trained to be a QCF Assessor.

After 7 years Sarah chose to move closer to home and began working in a complex needs care home. This was challenging again, behaviours and physically. Here she learnt a lot around physical ailments and how to manage certain conditions such as Diabetes and Epilepsy. Not long after moving Sarah became Unit Manager and over the next 15 months Sarah encouraged an open and positive attitude within the unit and very much enjoyed this position.

Due to her own health reasons Sarah decided to look for a new position closer to home and heard about STEPS. With her range of experience and training Sarah was a great fit for STEPS and joined us as a senior nurse in October 2019.

When not at work: Sarah like spending time with her partner.