Despite diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Asperger syndrome when he was 13 years old, Justin Jansen has never stopped working to achieve his dream to work for the National Health Service.
“The NHS has such a diverse workforce with an open-door policy. All your qualities are embraced, and they look at your skills to cater towards your needs,” Justin said.
“It was the first place that made me feel welcome.”
Now a radiology clinical support worker at Walsall Healthcare, Justin helps radiographers with the smooth running of the department, and assists with CT, x-ray and ultrasound procedures as required.
His inspiration to work in the NHS came from his mother, a ward sister. Now, Justin wants to share his experience and to encourage people to be ‘fierce’ and show, no matter how long things take, you can always get to where you want to be.
“I want people like me to know that if I can do it, they can too," he said.
"Every morning I am proud to walk into this hospital and see how far I have come.”
As well as praising the radiology management team for their support and understanding, Justin said, "The patients really make my day."