Inside Oak House
About the Manager
Mario Ortega has been working in social care since 2005, mainly with children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Much of this work has been in residential children's homes but also in mental health with adults in a psychiatric hospital. Mario has a NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People, a BA (Hons) Therapeutic Childcare and is currently undertaking a Level 5 Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare. He has extensive experience working with children victims of abuse and neglect and understands the importance of a therapeutic environment to promote recovery from childhood trauma. He has been working in senior positions since 2015 and management since 2017. Mario is experienced in team management and leadership. He understands the importance of high standards in residential practice to achieve positive child outcomes.