Lisa McAllister, Care Assistant
Lisa McAllister has been a Care Assistant with Apex for four years and works in Daleview House in Derry~Londonderry. We met up with Lisa to chat about her role, what Apex is like as an employer and how she enjoys spending her free time outside of work.
Name: Lisa McAllister
Job role: Care Assistant
Describe what your job involves
I care for the older residents in Daleview House and support the nurses on a daily basis. Every day is different!
What do you like most about your job?
I like spending time with residents and getting to know them. It can be a hard transition for new residents and so I always spend time making them feel welcome.
Describe Apex in three words.
Supportive. Understanding. Caring.
What advice would you give someone starting out in your career area?
To be a Care Assistant you must have a caring nature and be patient.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to work in our polytunnel and walk our dogs.
What did you want to be when growing up?
I wanted to work in a bar!
What is the first concert you attended?
I went to see Smokie in the Millennium Forum a few years ago. My children kept me busy when I was younger!
What is your favourite book?
‘Me before you’ by Jojo Moyes.
Favourite motto or personal mantra?
Treat others how you would like to be treated yourself.