I'm still studying (Social Work), but this job is where I'd ideally love to end up eventually:
I'm a postgrad research student and do a bit of casual tutoring. I love it. I hope to get a job in this field when I graduate.
A girl in my study group was hoping to do special ed too. It's not something I have given much thought to but maybe I should. It's so hard to know what I will enjoy.
If you like to teach have you considered doing a training qualification and doing corporate training? Something along those lines?
I did career counseling recently and they told me that a training certificate is highly regarded and opens up a lot of doors. Might be an option?
I just started a new job last week, after 2yrs out of the workforce. I'm similar to you, am very uninspired career-wise and since having kids I really wanted a change. But it was hard to decide and I eventually started looking at jobs in my original field again. The place I'm working for is great, they're a highly rated employer and there are loads of perks. It's 4 days a week and I think I'll enjoy it enough for a year or two, then I'll try to get something closer to home (currently commuting into the city).
I work in community services in the areas of housing, homelessness and advocacy.
Whilst my job is more strategic than practical now, I love being part of something so important. I believe in what we do and believe in the values of our organisation - that a home is a human right and fundamental to human dignity.
This makes it easy to come to work every day.
We have people at our org who have no quals but experience, basic quals (cert 4) and everything from there.
Social work, psychology, counselling, case management, youth work, mental health, alcohol and other drugs. All relate and can be useful in this sector.
Because it's a sector that has more women in the workforce, I've personally found flexible work arrangements are supported. As are part time arrangements.
We have 100% of our staff who go on parental leave, return to their jobs after maternity leave which is fantastic.
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