19 Station Road
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A friendly, caring and hardworking undergraduate with a range of related experience, looking for employment opportunities working with children in a social supportive environment. Key Skills
• Creative: Able to provide creative solutions to problems. When working as a support assistant one child in my care refused to enter the classroom. I introduced a game of
“fairy steps, giant steps” in which he gradually approached the room. After several lessons this child with profound behavioural difficulties walked straight in.
• Interpersonal: Whilst on placement with the Portage department at Kirklees Council I visited parents in their homes to advise and support. I built rapport rapidly with both parents and children with techniques such as commenting positively and making small talk. A good relationship is essential to ensure an appropriate programme is in place to support each child.
• Communication: Seminars are an integral part of my course. When preparing a presentation for a seminar I ensure I understand the information, think about the key points I want to present and ensure I have any materials to back up what I am saying. I feel communication is as much about listening so I ensure I built in time for people to question and raise issues.
• Organisation: Combining part time work, voluntary activities and my degree requires excellent organisational skills. I manage this by working out detailed ‘to do’ lists with dates and times on. I combine this with a detailed study/ work diary which details key events such as assignment hand in dates.
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies
Leeds Metropolitan University
Studying child growth and development in the context of different social, psychological, and cultural perspectives and policies. I have participated in two work placements
i) working in the Portage