Rosie's story

Hello, my name is Rosie, and I am a Senior Social Work Practice Educator working for Hestia.  

I have worked for Hestia for 7 ½ years, my first role was co-ordinating a physical activities project for adults with mental health issues. I then went on to work in other Hestia mental health services and really enjoyed working with people in a holistic and person-centred way.  

Hestia has supported me to complete my assessed supported year in employment (ASYE) and university modules in practice education and continual professional development, which has helped me to progress in my Social Work career.  

Once I qualified as a Social Worker, I always knew that I wanted to work within the voluntary sector and Hestia’s values aligned perfectly with mine. For the past four years I have been a full time Practice educator, within my role, I assess Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW), lead on our internal ASYE programme, and jointly coordinate a Think Ahead unit with a Hestia service co-located within the NHS Trust.  

My day to day involves, supervising students/NQSW, carrying out direct observations and meeting with university partners to review students’ progress. I enjoy supporting people to learn, reflect on their practice and I feel passionate about developing skilled Social Workers.  

I particularly enjoy seeing the fantastic and creative work students/NQSW do with our service users. I am grateful to work in a fantastic team with supportive management & would highly recommend Hestia as a place of work! 

Career opportunities

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The Hestia Approach

The Hestia Approach represents our commitment to making the most effective interventions possible in the lives of those who use our services.

Our approach is based on a single principle: in order to add real value to people’s lives it is essential that we work with them as equals. Our expertise and experience of working with people on their recovery journeys is valuable, and we believe this gives us a great deal to contribute, but we never impose our ideas.

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Samantha Uwadiae, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Hestia said:

“What excites me about joining Hestia is the organisation’s genuine commitment towards creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation. I appreciate their dedication towards wanting to build an inclusive culture, courage to challenge themselves and admit more needs to be done and willingness to work in collaboration with staff, volunteers, and service users to identify, understand and address inequities. So, their people feel respected and more able to bring their authentic and full selves to work, free of discrimination and barriers”.