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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become an analytical and reflective practitioner; one who is able to provide a holistic and caring approach to clients with an intellectual disability.

This programme will enable you to integrate humanistic, scientific and research based principles enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs of persons with intellectual disabilities.

This knowledge will be acquired through the study and practice of nursing, biological sciences, social sciences and related discipline


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