Lifestart’s strong commitment to building inclusive communities is reflected through the everyday work of our staff with children and young people living with a disability. Recently, we spoke to one of our occupational therapists, Rayyan Azam about why she wanted to start working at Lifestart. This is what she had to say:
Why did you want to work at Lifestart?
I have always had such a passion for supporting children and young people since I myself was quite young. There is something very special about helping build the capacity of parents and my clients so that they are able to work together to support development, independence and overall a greater quality of life. Lifestart was an organisation which I saw as a very respectable, hardworking group of individuals who placed their clients goals at the forefront of their values, which drove my desire to want to be part of such a cohesive and caring team.
How do you align with the values and mission of Lifestart?
When I began working with Lifestart, it was incredible to be part of a team that has the same values as myself. I admire Lifestarts values of building the capacity of families and young people and working in partnership with others. I think it’s important not to engage in therapy as an ‘expert’, but rather acknowledge that families are the experts in their needs and priorities, and work within a cohesive team which supports families to achieve their goals.
Would you recommend working at Lifestart to people?
Yes absolutely! Lifestart was the main company I wanted to be a part of when I entered the workforce. Lifestart has allowed me to meet passionate, intelligent and likeminded individuals who have given me the opportunity to grow as a clinician and a person. I have not come across a company who provides so much support, learning opportunities and an overall positive environment to work in. It has been an absolute pleasure being a part of the Lifestart team.