Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Naoise Pye from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Naoise Pye

Social Care Worker

St. Michael's House

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Naoise Pye
You need to be interested in people, and want to help them. Interests in Creative Arts can help as well as having a degree in Social Studies and having plenty of work experience.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Youthreach



This video provides an excellent overview of what Youthreach is all about....

Youthreach is a Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme. It offers a flexible programme of education, vocational training and work experience for 15 to 20 year olds who have left school early, without any formal qualifications. Youthreach supports young people  to identify options within adult life, and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification. 

Youthreach generally operates a  2 year programme on a full time year round basis, and delivers 35 hours Education and training per week for 45 weeks. Youthreach centres are managed by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and SOLAS Community Training Centres.

A Training Allowance is paid to Youthreach trainees, depending on age.

The Youthreach programme is delivered through Centres for Education, Community Training Centres and Justice Workshops.

To view some testimonials from some 2016 Wicklow YouthReach participants see: click here 

For further information visit www.youthreach.ie

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