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by Prosopon
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

sparklepants wrote:I'm thrilled for your proposon! Like geisha, I've followed your story. Best of luck with the next steps :)
Thanks, sparklepants (love your username, by the way!)
by Prosopon
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

I've been watching this thread with interest but have not commented so far as I've had nothing extra to add! But I now feel compelled to post and say just how inspirational your journey so far has been! You really are to be held up as an example of what can be achieved in spite of the barriers you'...
by Prosopon
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Thanks, Esuma and Randomswirls. I truly appreciate the support. And yes, I think I will be taking my concerns further. So... today is shaping up to be a good day! In the last hour I have received an email from the potential employer to say I have clearance from Occupational Health. The recruiting of...
by Prosopon
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Hi Prosopon, I'm sorry to hear that things are still difficult within your current work, however I think it's a credit to yourself that you're able to recognise and reflect on situations. In terms of the concerns you raised about the care, are there any other colleagues that you're able to discuss ...
by Prosopon
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Ok, I'm sorry to hear this. But I'm not shocked they've asked you to come in - considering you've mentioned there’s rather a lot of things. Dr's can be rude (but maybe it was just a bad telephone manner?). Also things taking a long amount of time in the NHS is not shocking, it's their OH which has ...
by Prosopon
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UEL New Process
Replies: 7
Views: 3820

Re: UEL New Process

Just to say I empathise Prosopon and to hopefully offer a ray of sunshiney hope for you! :) Likewise, I experienced depression whilst completing my undergrad degree and scraped a 2:1 (through a rule at my uni that meant if your third year average was above 60 you could be bumped up to a 2:1 overall...
by Prosopon
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

My telephone consultation today did not really go especially well and I now have to have a face-to-face meeting with a doctor. I'm under the impression though that it is just so they can be sure they are offering the right advice to my potential employer on adjustments, not that they think I am inca...
by Prosopon
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UEL New Process
Replies: 7
Views: 3820

Re: UEL New Process

On this note, I did a science degree and then moved into psychology. I did a two year conversion course in psychology, then a Masters. I got a 2:1 in my first degree, although it may have been below 65%. I got a 1:1 in both my psychology degree and Masters. I wonder would they count the conversion ...
by Prosopon
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

However, I just don't think I'm brave enough, especially as I have now seen the report my GP has written to occupational health. Seeing a list of all the problems I've had over the years/still have now was a bit of a shock. Obviously I know I have them but seeing it all in black and white like that...
by Prosopon
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Request for help with a literature search
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Re: Request for help with a literature search

Hi Prosopon, I work for a private company that supports people with complex needs, mostly severe autism, learning disability and challenging behaviours. In this company we use something called Therapeutic Crisis Intervention which started as an American program in children's homes and schools devel...
by Prosopon
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Hi Prosopon :) I'm sorry you've had to deal with all of this. Support work can be emotionally draining even in the best circumstances at times, let alone having to deal with unsupportive and bullying colleagues. All I can say is hang in there, you have done amazing so far to have supported the peop...
by Prosopon
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Request for help with a literature search
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Re: Request for help with a literature search

In order to limit your searches, you may want to cut it down by date of publication, perhaps last 10/5 years to get the most up to date research. You may also want to filter out only review articles to cut your searches down. That can be a nice starting point and may highlights other search terms t...
by Prosopon
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Request for help with a literature search
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Re: Request for help with a literature search

Do you have access to research journals within your job? If so google scholar is a good place to start. Additionally, think about what you want to find out, and then make a list of key search terms to use. Hopefully somebody who works within this area will be able to flag up more specific papers fo...
by Prosopon
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Thank you for the supportive comments. Unfortunately it has been well over a month since I was offered the other job -- things are moving so slowly and I have not even handed in my notice as it feels too risky when the job offer is conditional. So I'm going to be in the current job for at least anot...
by Prosopon
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16550

Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Hello, I have been working as a supporter for adults with autism and learning disabilities for five months now and am feeling so demoralised. I love the contact with service-users and feel like I am doing well in that respect, but the company is a difficult one to work for to say the least! For a st...