After working many years in Catering I decided I needed a change of career and happened to see an advertisement for YAP Ireland. The experience I had was just basically having trained a lot of Young Chefs and I had loved that part of my old job. After joining YAP and working on a lot of different cases the most rewarding part of this job is to see the change in a Young Person just from having a safe place to talk and having their own personal cheerleader.
My experience working with Yap over the past 2 years as an advocate has been an amazing journey. I have had the privilege to work with many young people with each and everyone of them being unique. Each young person brought their own life experience ,needs and expectations and hopes and dreams. I love that YAP is strength based and it really does provide intensive support for young people and their families and it always felt so good to be part of such a great team .