Chloe Rich began working at Noah’s Ark on 5 October as one of their Specialist Carers.
Chloe graduated from the University of Nottingham in June with a BA in Geography. However, she has plenty of experience of working with children who have life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
“I’ve always wanted a job where I can help bring something to children’s lives in some way and I liked the ethos of Noah’s Ark,” she said. “The great things that Noah’s Ark does for children, young people and their families made me want to get involved.”
The Charity caught up with Chloe a week into the job, which had already seen her mucking about with one of their activity groups. “I have started to shadow [fellow Specialist Carers] Jules, Paula, Tony and Lottie to get a feel for what a Specialist Carer does,” Chloe explains. “I’ve been to two of the Noah’s Ark events; the Parent Pamper Day and the Mucky Monkeys Children’s Group – it was great seeing the children get involved in the painting and songs.”
“Each child or young person is different with their own unique care plan and I’m looking forward to getting to know them and being able to give them each my undivided attention.”
Chloe is one of six Specialist Carers working at Noah’s Ark. They are ‘specialists’ because they deliver care and play activities which are individually tailored to each child or young person. Specialist Carers are trained by a Registered Nurse in the clinical skills needed for lone work with children and young people. Play is central to their role and they turn up at each visit with toys or activities to make it a fun, inspiring or comforting experience.