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by nono
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Forensic Psychology - Coventry University
Replies: 0
Views: 2014

MSc Forensic Psychology - Coventry University

Hi there, After graduating with a first class psychology degree in 2012 and working my butt off for the past five years I decided to complete a masters and will be starting the above course in September!! I used to be very set on clinical psychology until my career took an unexpected turn and I got ...
by nono
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: If clinical psychology isn't working out...?
Replies: 23
Views: 11447

Re: If clinical psychology isn't working out...?

In the spirit of Maslow I feel like I’ve got to sure up materiel and social safety, before working up to those more abstract needs. My plan for meeting all those needs was AP then CP, but it wasn’t working; now I’ve not really got any strategy at all! So I double appreciate the practical advice on ...
by nono
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: If clinical psychology isn't working out...?
Replies: 23
Views: 11447

Re: If clinical psychology isn't working out...?

Hi magpie, I think that many many forum users feel the same way as you. I do agree with miriam though. You must be doing something right if you managed to secure 3 paid AP jobs so far! We all know that these are very difficult to get. I was once told during feedback after an unsuccessful AP intervie...
by nono
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Facilitator Interventions Application Advice/Help
Replies: 31
Views: 37667

Re: Facilitator Interventions Application Advice/Help

^ Congratulations!!!
I've recently started working in a prison and for me vetting was quite quick. It took just over 2 weeks from me giving them my documents. I know that it can take longer (3 or 4 weeks sometimes) but that probably depends on the prison.
by nono
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Facilitator Interventions Application Advice/Help
Replies: 31
Views: 37667

Re: Facilitator Interventions Application Advice/Help

I just saw this thread and Katy I hope you got the job!!

I started a thread about working in prison and some forum members shared their experiences although not necessarily in this role. The thread is here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17457 if you want to have a look :).
by nono
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Search terms and quirky job titles
Replies: 6
Views: 5463

Re: Search terms and quirky job titles

I once applied for something called 'Assistant Behavioural Therapy Practitioner' or something like that :lol:. Sometimes it's worth just typing the word 'assistant' into nhs jobs and seeing what comes up.
by nono
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: WOW AP posts really are not listed for long!!
Replies: 25
Views: 11777

Re: WOW AP posts really are not listed for long!!

@Katy7 To answer your question about shortlisting. I've never had a job title of an AP yet I have been shortlisted for a few interviews :). I've had 4 interviews in private services and 3 in the NHS. I didn't get a single one of those by the way although my feedback was almost always quite positive....
by nono
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working in a prison, any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6985

Re: Working in a prison, any thoughts?

^Thanks George, I've done a search and found all the info!!
by nono
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working in a prison, any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6985

Re: Working in a prison, any thoughts?

^ i've never thought of keeping a reflective log. I probably should have in my previous job too as I had a lot of contact with clients and assisted with a few interventions. It would've been useful and it was suggested to me by my supervisor at the time but I wasn't thinking about applications at th...
by nono
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working in a prison, any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6985

Re: Working in a prison, any thoughts?

Hi, thank you all for the replies! It's nice to read all these positive comments about your experiences, especially because you've all worked within forensic services for a long time. This definitely made me cope with my prison related anxiety a little bit better! Another thought which I keep holdin...
by nono
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working in a prison, any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6985

Re: Working in a prison, any thoughts?

Hi, thank you for the response! I've worked in a forensic low secure unit before and I did enjoy it however all patients were female so I guess I found it a little less daunting. I think what scares me the most is being a female in a male environment. I've spent the afternoon reading posts on variou...
by nono
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working in a prison, any thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6985

Working in a prison, any thoughts?

Hi there, I've recently been offered a job in a male prison, within the Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Services. I am currently working as an HCA within an inpatient female acute unit (nhs). I've accepted the offer from the prison as it sounds like I'm going to learn new things, be involved in assessmen...
by nono
Mon May 12, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS AP Post doesn't give a person spec?
Replies: 1
Views: 2652

Re: NHS AP Post doesn't give a person spec?

Try and give them a ring. There should be a contact number there somewhere for informal enquiries. Ringing will probably allow you to get the answer quicker than emailing.

I've never come across this before by the way so it is possible that it's a mistake.
by nono
Wed May 07, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Doubts about my decision
Replies: 7
Views: 3844

Re: Doubts about my decision

Hi, Perhaps you could try and find a job in a more clinical field where you would be involved in the MDT. That way you would be able to explore the OT side of things, watch what they do more closely and decide whether it's for you. Maybe you could even find employment as a therapy/OT assistant. You ...
by nono
Sat May 03, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Bit of a rant...
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

Re: Bit of a rant...

It's definitely frustrating. I think I remember someone on the forum once posting that a job advert closed while they were in the middle of applying. One way to go around it without getting too annoyed is to only look for jobs when you know you can apply right away, for example when you get back fro...