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1 Careers in Health and Social Care Jane Saunders, Head of Recruitment Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

2 Points to consider Technology or caring focus Scrutinise entry criteria On line prospectus Open Days Experience needed prior to application Need at least English and Maths at GCSE level. Most courses also require GSCE Science Placement requirements and location Will involve travel, could include shift work, on call and night work Course fees paid and possibility of a bursary for health courses

3 Points to consider Reference Personal statement Timing of application All require Disclosure and Barring Screening and declaration of service user & disciplinary procedure checks Won't be considered for social work if have a conviction in previous 2 years Occupational health and immunisation requirement Most courses are 3 years

4 Points to consider Professional roles have high levels of responsibility and the ability to make decisions under pressure Assertiveness, confidence and emotional resilience is required. Varied work day and flexible working patterns Work with people from diverse backgrounds and build relationships with people you wouldn't normally engage with These careers are stimulating, rewarding and interesting

5 Relating experience What knowledge and skill has been gained from experiences How does the experience relate to the profession Use of examples from different contexts Quote real examples of when certain skills have been used

6 What are we looking for? Understanding of NHS Values Clear & realistic understanding of the profession, health care issues & what being a professional means Understand the format of the course awareness of placement commitments travel shifts and working throughout 24 hours, 7 days a week

7 How it works % of applicants invited to interview More than 50%- Children, Young People & Families 40-50%- Radiotherapy, Youth & Community Work, Operating Department Practitioner 30-40%- Adult Nursing 20-30%- Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability & Social Work, Social Work, Occupational Therapy 10-20%- Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Children's Nursing Less than 10%- Paramedic & Midwifery

8 Scoring systems Assessed from arrival to departure Activities scored Added together Offers made to highest scorers in order

9 Courses available at Sheffield Hallam University Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy Diagnostic Radiography Radiotherapist Operating Department Practitioner Paramedic Nursing Child Adult Mental Health Midwifery Social Work Youth & Community Work Foundation Degree Working with children, young people and families;

10 Physiotherapist Facilitates rehabilitation after injury or illness One to one contact Specialities in orthopaedics respiratory neurology

11 Occupational Therapist Enable people to manage disability through adaptation of their environment Mental health and physical needs stress and anxiety after a stroke after an injury e.g. spinal cord damage

12 Diagnostic Radiography Technology focused but a caring role too Diagnose injury and disease using medical images In patients, outpatients, A&E, theatre, intensive care units Contact with many patients but short contact time

13 Radiotherapist Treatment of cancer with radiation Attempt to cure or relief of the symptoms Technological but caring role

14 Operating Department Practitioner Work in theatres Preparing equipment and surgical instruments Assist the surgeon and anaesthetist Technical and caring role Member of resuscitation teams, work in intensive and emergency groups

15 Paramedic Senior members of accident and emergency ambulance crews Trained in all aspects of prehospital care Often the first person to arrive on the scene Treat and stabilise at the scene before transporting to hospital

16 Paramedic Full time drivers licence 2 years full time

17 Social Work Focus on relationships Helping people assess and interpret the problems they face and support them in finding solutions Could work with offenders; older people; children, young people or adults using mental health services Work with vulnerable children and adults

18 Social Work Co-ordinate packages of care that could involve doctors, nurses, lawyers, police, court officials, probation workers Have legal powers and duties to protect people who cannot protect themselves e.g. clients with mental health problems or a child at risk of abuse Course fees not paid

19 Social Care Working with children, young people and families - 2 years work in their communities emotional or physical problems, social or family difficulties Youth and community work - 3 years work with families finding it difficult to cope form relationships with young people in residential care Practical support, not assessing needs like social workers Course fees not paid

20 Nursing What sort of nurse? Adult nurse Children's nurse Mental health nurse Learning disability nurse

21 Midwifery Care for women from diverse backgrounds and social circumstances Involvement in normal child bearing Health promotion Complex care needs, medical disorders, mental ill health, disabilities, obstetric and neonatal emergencies

22 Other careers Medicine Dentistry Pharmacist Dietician Podiatry Orthoptist Optometrist Speech therapy Also related courses at the University in: Sport and Active Lifestyles Biosciences for more information

23 Open Days Sheffield Hallam University Open Days 2015 Friday 12 th June Saturday 13 th June Sunday 4 th October Saturday 17 th October Sunday 1 st November to register Thank you for listening, any questions?

24 Health and Social Care Recruitment Partnership Group Meeting held at Sheffield Hallam University Partnership meeting with key recruitment staff at SHU, representatives from schools and colleges Chaired by Vicki Severs, School and College Liaison Manager for HWB 3 meetings per year: March, June, September

25 Plan B Think about what the Plan B might be if unsuccessful UCAS Xtra Clearing Year out to gain experience and reapply Consider alternative career choices

26 In summary Preparation is key Know what to expect Could influence the rest of their life!

27 Any questions Thank you for listening

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