Kim Paterson


Lecturer and Work Based Assessor – Health and Social Care

I joined the team as a work-based assessor in January 2020 supporting candidates in the workplace to gain work-based qualifications – SVQ’s in Social Services and Healthcare. I also support candidates to gain their ICT and numeracy core skills when required. The SVQ’s support candidates to become fully registerable workers with the Scottish Social Services Council.

I started teaching in the health and social care sector in August 2020, teaching subjects that support students to gain a better understanding of care values and principles, health and wellbeing, understanding their personal and professional development and the importance of this within a working environment. As well as introducing them to safeguarding, communication, health and safety, human development and social influences.

My interest in Health and Social Care started at a young age. I have always worked within the sector and have studied with UHI Perth myself for over 12 years whilst working my way from a carer to senior carer, care coordinator, then on to managing a care at home service in the private sector - working alongside multi-agencies to provide person centred care through Self-Directed-Support.