Is more experience needed?

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Is more experience needed?

Post by AngelaRam » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:58 am

I am working as Complex Needs Support Practitioner in a Care Home Service with individuals with complex needs and challenging behaviors. I am doing direct support on daily basis but at the same time, I work in collaboration with the PBS team of the service in developing interventions for managing challenges, i am designing individual behaviour support plans in collaboration with families and core teams and i analyze Data ( ABC charts) and complete Behaviour Analysis Reports. Also, i might act as Senior Support Worker when is needed in coaching/mentoring staff.

I have 2.5 years experience in doing this role and i have worked with a wide range of individuals with various needs, however, i am still struggling to get accepted in an AP role. Whenever i am reading comments on social media in terms of the years of experience people used to have before get accepted in their first AP role, i feel shocked about the amount of different experience that are having.

Do you think that i need to get more experience in relevant roles (healthcare assistant, mental health worker etc) or is what i''ve got enough?

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Re: Is more experience needed?

Post by miriam » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:34 am

If you applied for a post with a similar client group it might well be enough, but at lot comes down to how well you write your application, which is something we have written about a lot on the forum, and I have recently written a blog about: ... sychology/

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