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Cindy 13th Dec 2015

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Hi everyone, I have for a long time thought that working with senior would be the job that would make me happy, I worked in the activity's department when I was in my teens now at 47. I really am trying to find away to change my career. I have working in constitution for 13 years now while raising my kids. I have a back round in organizing events and helping at the kids school, ceramic teacher etc.
I really find my self draw to my elders and I believe I could help.
Is there anything that I can do to make myself more appealing when I decide to go for it. I am guessing your going to start with volunteer!
Any advice would be wonderful.
Fiona 16th Dec 2015
You should definitely look into volunteering and studying the Cert in Diversional Therapy. It is great the experience you have but to be employable you need to show recent work with aged care. Hope this helps.
Sally 20th Dec 2015
Hi Cindy,
If I were you, I would look up job advertisements and see what qualifications and experience they are looking for. In my case, a Cert 1V in Leisure and Health or Leisure and LIfestyle was usually the minimum requirement. As a part of the course, a 90 hour placement was required. This is where you get the best on the job experience to complement your studies and if you impress the supervisor you can ask them to be a referee when applying for jobs! Good luck :-)

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