Recently, Mayeto received support from Islington Supported Employment Team (ISET) where she was supported with her CV, to apply for jobs she was interested in and given access to additional resources. She was diagnosed with a learning disability and was looking for paid employment.
Mayeto started by gaining work experience at St Martins and then was offered a job role for 6 months as a recovery worker. She started this role on 5th December 2022. She is currently working Mondays and Tuesdays (12 hours in total). This role was tailor-made to support her needs while working at Wilton Villas and the funding was provided by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). She was given the required support to complete her online training.
In the last 3 months, Mayeto has achieved her goals of finding paid employment, gaining job satisfaction and more independence. The job has given her a purpose and has brought a positive impact on her life.
James Crockart, Service Manager at Wilton Villas said “Mayeto is proactive. I am really pleased with her”.
Mayeto’s line manager Tara Alaka has stated “Mayeto is doing an absolutely fantastic job working at Wilton Villas, St Martins. Since initially volunteering with St Martins and then taking on a paid position two days a week, Mayeto’s work and her confidence have grown in leaps and bounds. Once she became settled with how the shifts operate, Mayeto proven herself to be a conscientious member of staff who doesn’t cut corners. Although she was initially quite nervous, she has developed a really warm, approachable manner with the residents and we are very lucky to have her.”
The managers have also recommended that she apply for the recovery work position after her 6 months contract ends.
Mayeto plans to complete some courses and, in the future, she would want to work for an airline as a flight attendant.