STAFF SPOTLIGHT: MIRI BURNETT

Today our supervising social worker Miri Burnett is going on maternity leave and we thought it would be a good idea to point the staff spotlight on one of nicest people you could wish to meet.

Favourite tv program: Good wife (New series coming out soon…so excited :0)546333_10151601668070253_112512437_n

How Long have you been working for pcc: 2 ½ years started in the unaccompanied minors team before being moved on to the Fostering team.

Favourite musician at mo: Sam Smith, have his song ‘Stay with Me’ on repeat at the mo.

Favourite thing of the job: Hearing success stories from our foster carers about the children. Makes the job so rewarding knowing you’re contributing to helping change lives.

What job would you be doing if you weren’t doing this job: Working with victims of sex trafficking. The injustice of the sex trade, really pulls on my heart strings so would be a dream job to help make a difference. A bit heavy but its real and happening.

Something you would like to see different in your work: The birth children and looked after children having more a connection with Phoenix Community Care. They seemed to love the last black history event (movie night) and some relationships with and staff really blossomed! I like that saying it takes a village to raise a child and I think events alike provide a platform to help shape those children’s lives alongside the carers.

Guilty pleasure: CHOCOLATE nom nom nom! It seriously makes me happy.

Favorite PCC story: One of the young boys (being cared for by an allocated foster carer of mine) was struggling in school and there were concerns regarding his educational progress. My foster carers were so brilliant with finding an experienced tutor and interviewing her briefly on the phone it was clear she was very impressive. Since then there has been progress and the school entered his poem into the ‘Young Writers- Out Of This World’ competition. The young boy recently won out of hundreds of entries and is going to have his poem published in ‘Out Of This World’ book. Myself and carers are just so extremely proud of his achievement and hope it ignites a new confidence’s and passion for literacy as he finds his place in secondary school next academic year!