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Emma is the Assistant Manager for Framework’s Teenage Parent Service, where we house homeless young women and their babies.

What attracted you to Framework?

“I had just completed a Social Work degree at Plymouth University and I was attracted to work for Framework because they offer an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for Newly Qualified Social Workers. I have now worked at Framework for six years in various roles in different services. Now I have a family I have a flexible working pattern and this helps me to have a good work/life balance.”

What’s it like to work for Framework?

“No two days are the same within the Teenage Parent Service and this is what I love. I am passionate about supporting young parents and working with them to give their children the best possible start in life. The role can be stressful but there are many positives to be found within each day and I enjoy having the ability to work creatively and collaboratively with not only the young people we support, but the staff team too.”

What do you enjoy most about your job?

“I enjoy seeing the young people grow as both individuals and parents and watching their children develop. It is lovely to watch the young people move on into their own properties and build a life for their family in the wider community. I also really enjoying seeing the staff team feeling happy and passionate about their roles within the service.”

What support and training have you received?

“I have been well supported by my managers and have received lots of different training, for example management training, wellbeing training and training to support me to deliver training. I was well supported when I returned from maternity leave and this helped me to settle into life as a working mum.”

Anything else you’d like to add?

“I am proud to work for Framework and can honestly say I thoroughly enjoy the work I do!”