Lin has over 15 years’ experience working across a wide range of social care settings. Prior to becoming a case manager, she worked as a social worker in a private fostering agency as well as with children with disabilities. Prior to this Lin held a senior position working with adults with disabilities in the community which included direct work with the service user as well as managing staff.
Lin’s organisational management significantly developed through whilst working with a diverse range of clients in the community in the UK and internationally. Lin worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, managing 70+ staff and families throughout their posting in Istanbul, arranging events for staff and their families, acting as welfare manager in the consulate-wide crisis team, ensuring UK based staff and families’ housing and welfare needs were met. She was trained as part of the TRIM (Trauma Risk Management) team as well as being trained as a mental health first aider.
While Lin now works as a case manager but also carries out in depth assessments for potential foster carers for a private fostering company.
She has a passion for working with people with disabilities, and is a positive advocate in finding ways to create opportunities for outside the main stream. She enjoys being active and derives immense personal gain from sports – whether playing or enabling activities. She established and ran a football team for adults with disabilities, which continues to participate in a FA league. In 2019 Lin proudly qualified as a Fitness Instructor for Children.
Case management requires the ability to work with a wide range of diversities. Lin contribute to this, adding her social work skills into case management practice and with it, a keenness to learn and grow from the multi-disciplinary and professional teams involved. She practices a person-centred approach by trying to find a common ground to form a positive working relationship with all but particularly the person who has been affected directly by the trauma.