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 Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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The following videos provide expert advice on how to study better and improve your exam performance.

 

12 Videos available
1. First things first
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2. Use time wisely
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3. Get organised
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4. Learn how to read
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5. Schedule your time
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6. Listen and take notes
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7. Hand in neat work
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8. Ask questions
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9. Help other people
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10. Anticipate exam questions
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11. Do more than you are asked
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12. Use what you learn
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