Schools Training

Training For People Careers

18 JUL 2013
Career Path : Accounting

If you’re thinking of a job in early childhood education or care or as a personal support worker, you’re probably a people person. You’re someone who likes to move about, communicate face to face, maybe a bit playful, someone who likes human interaction, and someone who likes to solve human issues. People careers are for people who like to listen as well as for people who know how to communicate and be heard.

Training in people careers will help you not only build on your strengths as a people person, but also help you find out where you need to build your skills, be they in listening, communicating your thoughts and other practical skills necessary for the type of career you are thinking of going into.

Early childhood educators and care providers have a very important job.

They tend children during their most crucial early learning years. It’s essential for those in the early childhood college workforce to receive professional education and ongoing professional development so that they can provide high quality services and skills to children and their families.

Courses and topics in early childhood training may include:

  • Creative art learning
  • Supporting and understanding the family system
  • Enriching and developing language skills
  • Safety for infants and toddlers
  • Classroom skills for encouraging positive and cooperative behavior

Professional early childhood care providers in training will learn about the needs and strengths of children in their care so that they can support their growth and development. Early childhood providers offer invaluable support to the parents of small children.

If you’re interested in being a personal support worker, you are more inclined to work with adults to keep clients in good company.

Specific personal support worker courses include:

  • Specific roles of the personal support worker
  • Issues and solutions regarding safety
  • Helping patients with mobility issues
  • Specializing in interpersonal skills
  • Abuse issues and awareness
  • Providing day-to-day support planning and meal preparation
  • Helping administer medications
  • Assistance with personal hygiene
  • Mental health awareness
  • Assisting a patience in the dying process

Personal Support Worker course students will also learn a wide range of activities such as how to transfer clients from wheelchairs to beds, how to communicate and assist patients with Alzheimer’s disease, how to deliver specific motion exercises, what the nursing process entails and much more.

Personalities for both child care providers and personal support workers are similar.

  • Do you enjoy spending time with people?
  • Is there an age group (for example, infants or seniors) that you prefer caring for?
  • Are you committed to working with families and promoting emotional, physical, and mental growth?
  • Would you prefer working by yourself or with other providers?
  • What are your own experiences, feelings and perceptions with caring for others?
  • Consider skills that you already can use to care for children or seniors (for example patience, energy, craft skills, art or music skills)?

Consider early childhood college or a personal support worker course for a specialized people career today.

Visit NAHB for more information on other career paths like accounting courses.