I joined Family Link in 2017, it is the most rewarding job I have ever done. Supporting young people and their families/carers, watching young people grow in confidence and becoming resilient, being part of a community and seeing those happy smiley faces is the focus of what we do. Family Link is a huge part of my life and it is where my heart is.
I’ve been working with Family Link since 2019 and became a Play Leader in 2021, which involves planning and running the sessions, overseeing all our staff and young people. It has meant a lot to me to see our young people grow and develop over the years with the support of our dedicated, close-knit team.
I love working with the young people at Family Link because they as so deserving. I love seeing their happy faces and they are a pleasure to be around.
Hi my name is Rebecca and I joined Family Link in December 2022, and I have found it so rewarding. I love organising Family Links Fundraising Days and seeing the Children and Young People have fun. I am a highly experienced Personal Assistant and Administrator. My administration role allows me to provide a huge amount of support to all the staff.
My names Kenzie, I am the Deputy Play Leader at Family Link. I have been working at Family Link for a couple of years now and I have loved getting to know all of the staff and young people. Family Link has been such a lovely place to work, seeing the young people engage in fun activities. Working with the young people has inspired me to start working at Riverside school in September. I cannot wait to continue to see the young people grow in years to come, through my journey at Family Link.
Hi my name is Renée and I’m a Senior Playworker. I’m currently taking a BA in Curating and History of Art at the University at York. I’ve worked at Family Link for almost two years now and my younger brother also attends the club. I absolutely love working in such a loving environment with so many wonderful people, helping young people with complex needs learn and play.
My name is Megan kelleher, I have worked for Family Link since 2021. Alongside Family Link I work in early years supporting young children where I have the pleasure in being a key worker to children with different abilities which includes children with SEN . I heard about Family Link and my background inspired me to support the young people that attend the sessions. I have found the young people at Family Link inspirational and I admire how they overcome their individual challenges. Working at Family Link has encouraged me to volunteer at Riverside school where I have the pleasure to continue supporting young people. I am looking forward to spending more time at Family Link with the young people and staff.
Hello my name is Georgina and I am a Senior Playworker. I have been with Family Link since 2017 and I have found it to be a kind and caring place for both staff and young people who attend. I have enjoyed getting to know each young person separately and have loved every session there!
I have a NVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, and I am an apprentice working towards my NVQ3 in Early Years. I enjoy working at Family Link because I get to interact with young people and support them with various fun activities throughout the day in a safe and friendly environment.
Staying active is important to me, and I love that my job at Family Link allows me to be active while working with the kids. I admire the safe and free space Family Link provides for the young children.
My name is Daisy and I am a Playworker at Family Link. I am currently studying Special Education at the University of East London alongside my role at Family Link, and I look forward to each weekend working with the children and young people here.
Hi I’m Francesca I’m 18 and currently studying for my A Levels at sixth form. I love helping out at Family Link as a carer looking after everyone, creating special memories and having lots of fun!
“I'm currently studying Theatre at The Brit school and enjoy all aspects of performance , especially comedy acting. I’m hoping to go on to University to study performing arts but stay in London so I can continue working at Family Link . I like to bring my acting skills to my work and enjoy making the children laugh and generally having fun together . Family Link is a great place to work as we work well as a team and really enjoy what we do . This is a great first job ! “
Hi my name is Niamh and I’m a Playworker here at Family Link! I’m currently a third year student at the University of York, so I work at Family Link during the school holidays. My younger sister attends the club and loves taking part in activities. I very much enjoy coming to work, in particular I favour the relationships I have formed with the young people and my colleagues. It is so rewarding being a part of a team that is as warm and welcoming as this, working together to provide fun and fulfilling days for our young people.
Hi I'm Rachel, I've been working with Family Link since 2012 and have been a Playworker and Trustee. I loved spending my Saturdays with the young people, supporting them in activities and having a lot of fun together! I enjoy my role now as a Trustee, working with our fantastic staff, parents, careers and young people.