Kirstyn Ponter – Regional Manager – South

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Background is in nursing general and mental health, which has given me a wide and varied skill base , I have worked for NSCM for the last 8 years 4 as an outreach worker 2 as a senior outreach worker 2 as Area Manager. I supervise 10 members of staff we provide care leaver transition to independence placements, parent and child placements we also work with young offenders MAPPA offenders venerable adults  

Currently I doing BA (Honours)/Dip HE Health and Social Care Leadership and Management (part time).  Prior to that I was at home with my children and worked bank nights at a secure unit.

In the last 12 months I have completed the following courses:

Advanced risk assessment

Challenging behaviour

Conflict Management +Conflict Management for Managers

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling  

CSE prevention

Early intervention

Family mediation 

First aid at Work/ Paediatric first aid

MAPPA joint working  


Family mediation 


Safeguarding for managers

In addition I  have completed the following courses and qualifications:

NVQ 3+5 health and social care 

Abuse Awareness for users with Learning Disabilities

Abuse in Residential Settings

Accessing and Sharing Information

Advanced Mental Health for Support Workers

Advocacy for Support Workers

Alcohol and Substance Use Awareness

Appropriate Adults

Autism & Asperger’s, Autism & Communication, Autism - Practical Support, Autistic Spectrum - Adolescence

Behaviour that Challenges - Complex Need (Mental Health)

Case Recording Managers

Challenging Behaviour 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Domestic Violence intervention and support

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Fire Safety + Food Hygiene

Health & Safety Risk Assessment

HIV & AIDS Awareness

Information Sharing and Confidentiality

Lone Working & Personal Safety

Mental Health Act

Mental Health & Young People

Moving & Handling + Risk Assessment

Reflective Practitioner

Safeguarding Interventions

Safeguarding Children & Young Adults



Sexuality & Personal Relationships +Sexuality & Physical Disabilities

Substance Use Awareness

Support During & After Safeguarding Investigations

Understanding and assessing need in vulnerable young people

Working With People Who Experience Psychosis or Hear Voices

Working with Vulnerable Adults who are Perpetrators

Young People and Mental Health



14 GCSE’s C or above 

4 A Levels  

RGN/RMN (Guys + St Thomas)


NVQ 3+5 health and social care 


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