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We asked Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Extra guidance counselling posts in schools will be delivered

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Extra guidance counselling posts in schools will be delivered


Monday, March 06, 2017 




Extra guidance counselling posts in schools will be delivered

Michéal Martin TD has formally delivered strong reassurance to more than 400 members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC), on the additional guidance counselling posts for schools next year.

Addressing the annual IGC conference which took place in UCC, in his Cork constituency over the weekend, the Fianna Fáil leader confirmed that Minister for Education Richard Bruton will indeed deliver on the budget commitment to restore ring-fenced guidance counselling posts to schools from September 2017.

Controversy arose last week with the arrival of a Department of Education circular to schools regarding the allocation of teachers for the 2017-18 academic year. The wording of the circular was seen to be vague, making no specific reference to the promise to restore ex-quota guidance provision in second-level schools - resources specifically ring-fenced for that purpose only.

Detailed clarification was issued by Michéal Martin on Friday evening. He stressed that the 400 posts to be restored in September would be allocated "separately and transparently and outside of the quota on the schedule of posts".

This clarification answers the question as to whether or not a school principal has the freedom to use some of the hours allocated to guidance in other areas - it's a clear "no".

In addition, the clarification states that while schools must make decisions as to how they allocate their resources, they are "constrained by the requirement to deliver at least the required number of hours for guidance".

Photo: Eimear Sinnott, Director CareersPortal, Fianna Fáil Leader Michéal Martin, Jane Whelan, Adult Guidance Counsellor and Bernadette Walsh, Guidance Counsellor CareersPortal at IGC 2017 in UCC.

Calling all Guidance Counsellors - Help us to improve our services

CareersPortal.ie has been providing web-based tools and resources for the guidance community since 2008. User feedback is important to us, both from the adult community, and second-level. It enables us to understand you - the guidance practitioner, and to improve our services in line with your needs and the needs of your students and clients.

We would much appreciate it if you could help us out by taking 2-3 minutes of your time to complete a short feedback survey available via this link .

Thank you in anticipation.

 

 

The CareersPortal Team