Meet the Team – Kerri Goddard

Published by Jo on 2nd December 2021

Kerri Goddard joined Green Light in September 2017, initially as a Support Worker, before progressing to a Senior Support Worker role.  In September 2021, inspired by the work of her Behaviour Analyst colleague, Mollie Salter-Prescott, Kerri applied to study a Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Bangor University.  Kerri and Mollie had been working together to help individuals develop more choice and control over their lives and build better communication skills.  In November 2021, Kerri applied to join Green Light’s Behaviour Analyst Internship programme, which enables Kerri to work in a specific Green Light team, under the guidance and supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.  Congratulations Kerri! 

 

Q: Where are you from and where do you live now?

 

A: I am from Reigate in Surrey originally and now live in St Columb

 

Q: How did you hear about Green Light ?

 

A: I have been working for Green Light for just over 4 years as a support worker and then a senior support worker

 

Q: Why did you decide to work for Green Light ?

 

A: Originally I started working for Green Light after leaving secondary school teaching as the ethos of the company aligned with mine, and I wanted to support individuals to develop. After working for the company and seeing the amazing impact of the person centred support, I applied to do a Masters in ABA this summer and started the course in September.  When the intern position was posted I saw it as a great opportunity to develop with a company I enjoy working for.

 

Q: What is your previous experience of autism or learning disabilities?

 

A: I have worked at a Green Light home supporting 5 individuals for the last 4 years and have loved it. It has been challenging and rewarding and I have learned a lot about behaviour and seen the results of high quality support.

 

Q: Do you have any special skills/hobbies or interests?

 

A: I have my own crochet business! I have been crocheting for 9 years and it’s great for my mental health.

 

Q: When not working what are you most likely to be doing?

 

A: Studying! Also crocheting and watching documentaries. I will also be doing things with my family and dogs, especially down at the beach in the summer.

 

Q: What do you have on your bucket list?

 

A: I would love to swim with Orcas. I have also added getting a distinction in my Masters on there recently!

 

Q: Who is your hero or heroine & why?

 

A: Fearne Cotton – I admire her because she is in the public eye and yet so open about her struggles and admitting she is not perfect (which is something I need to remind myself of!) and also willing to support others with their struggles. She also has a brilliant cook book!

 

Q: What three words sum up your personality?

 

A: Organised, positive, outgoing