Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

Staff

The staff team at TRAIN is small but we work as hard as possible to support the young people with whom we come into contact with. We have team meetings and regularly provide peer support to each other as part of our day to day work.

We have a wide variety of skills to draw upon and this helps us to work to our strengths in our team.

Alice is our Lead Youth Worker and has over 8 years’ experience in the Youth Sector. She has had experience in both the Public and Voluntary Sectors. She has previously worked at Oxfordshire Youth as the Youth Support and Participation Coordinator. She has also worked on the National Citizen Service, to name a few.    

Alice is inspired by how positive young people can be even when facing adversity. 

Justina is one of our Youth Workers and has over 8 years’ experience in the Youth Work sector. Justina has delivered and led a broad range of youth work provisions including detached youth work, open-access center-based youth work, young carers’ provisions in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, Alternative Education, NCS, and more. Justina is also the Senior Youth Worker at the Sweatbox Youth Centre in Wantage delivering open-access youth work and a smaller group called Beatbox for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

Justina is passionate about empowering young people in making a positive difference in their lives and thriving  despite the challenges they may face.

Hi everyone my name is Phill (Phillip when I am in trouble) and I’m extremely excited to be one of
the team here at TRAIN. I have always dreamed of having a full-time role supporting young people
within their lives and education so when the opportunity here became available I grabbed it with
both hands!
I am 27 years old and have a 7 year old son who I cherish dearly. I love my sports and am a HUGE
Arsenal fan (sorry Spurs fans). I had a very interesting time growing up as a teenager and have
experienced a lot in life with struggles good and bad which has made me the person who I am
today, which I am extremely proud off. It has been a huge ambition of mine to support and help
young people in every way I can.
I have had many different roles working with young people which I have loved. I worked for Catch
22 supporting young people as a teaching assistant, sports coach and mentor within their school
time and home life. I also worked for an organisation called Treloars School and college: a role I felt
was also very rewarding, I supported young people with disabilities with their day to day lives and
struggles as well as their education. I have also worked in two different children’s homes as a
therapeutic residential worker working alongside some amazing people and learning so much
along the way!