Training and supporting the care force - that's nearly all of us!

Training and supporting the care force - that's nearly all of us!

by Maggie Kindred

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Overview

'I expect that's common sense, isn't it?'
This innocent comment on my job as a social care teacher always makes me smile. 'Training and supporting the care force' is not common sense – it's not rocket science either. Social carers generally are undervalued by society, so often undervalue themselves.
So this book is about helping carers to recognise and value the skills they already possess, and develop these - from this comes an unbelievable amount of support, as well as making all kinds of everyday experiences more interesting and enjoyable.
This book therefore helps carers to
- recognise and value the skills they already possess
- develop these skills through applying theory to everyday situations
- understand the complex social welfare background of today, since knowledge is power
- be equipped to work with people who have very different backgrounds and experience from their own
- deal with jargon!
A relevant anecdote:
A woman who had had a high powered job was once applying for employment after having had children. She felt de-skilled and lacking in confidence. Then she sat down and made a list, rather like the one above, of the skills she had used in running a home and caring for children. She spoke of these in the interview. She got the job!
Not common sense, not rocket science...training and support!

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149426386
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Publication date: 04/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Maggie lives with her husband, Michael, in France. They write educational material together. Their daughter, Cath, has illustrated one of the books.
Maggie’s profession is teaching and social work; she holds Cert Ed and BA Social work qualifications and has published thirteen works.
She is available for interviews, blogs and writing training material to order. Maggie’s particular interests are in group-work, communication skills, teamwork and producing sound practice-based material in a digestible style. As a white, heterosexual, able-bodied woman, she tries to make sure that people's attention is drawn to other perspectives in her materials. Learning should be fun, and can make all kinds of everyday experiences more interesting and rewarding.

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