Field trainer profile – Mandy Kennedy

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  • 05/06/2018
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Close up photo of trainer Mandy Kennedy

WHY DID YOU APPLY TO BE A TRAINER WITH FIELD?
I applied to be a trainer with Field as I wanted to impart the knowledge I had acquired over the last 25 years working with clients in the Disability field. I chose Field as they are a reputable, not for profit organisation putting profits back into quality client supports. They have also stood the test of time.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR “TRAINING STYLE”?
My training style is approachable and genuine. I develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect. I have a wealth of experience and knowledge that allows students to see realistic scenarios and outcomes, mixed with a fun and natural style of training.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO GET ACROSS TO STUDENTS ABOUT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
How would you like to be treated if you had a disability?

Now we would like to find out a bit more about you…

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
‘Valley Girl’ with Nicolas Cage

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
I love interior design and furnishings.

I LOVE WORKING FOR FIELD BECAUSE…
Field is a supportive, friendly environment. All colleagues share a laugh while they strive to ensure a quality experience for students, meeting the highest of compliance standards. Field’s resources are ‘top notch’.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE SECTOR…
I would love to see the sector start paying higher wages for experienced, well trained disability support staff.  I think a wage increase would be reflected in quality staff and training, and therefore supports for clients would reap the benefits.