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I have recruited within the Care & Support Sector for seven years. I understand that the sector has always been a challenging environment in which to recruit. As a Service User and Employer/Recruiter I note in recent times that finding the most suitable candidates for available posts is challenging.
The majority of the applicants do not read the job advertisement in full and they apply knowing they cannot fulfil the job requirements. I also note that there is an increase in competition mainly due to employers/recruiters re-labelling
Care Workers as Support Workers within the vacancies in the hope they get more applicants.
Unfortunately the knock-on-effect of relabelling and oftentimes inappropriate labelling is that employers/recruiters who are genuinely in need of Support Workers rather than Care Workers miss out on the most suitable candidates and the applicants miss out on the most suitable role to fit their needs.
Thus the recruitment process can be a depressing one, my rates of pay, terms and conditions are competitive, I would like to think that I am an interesting person to work with, my roles are varied and two days are rarely the same. I would just like to see candidates making an effort to
(1) Complete an online application form as directed
(2) Impress me with an honest representation of themselves, their skills, experiences and attributes at an interview
(3) Do exactly what they say they could do at the interview, talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words.
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Monday, 27 September 2021
The date is Monday 27th September 2021. The time just after 0430. It is raining outside and the trees blowing heavily in the increasing winds . I cannot sleep. There are too many things going on in my mind which has affected my sleep, inevitably that caused nightmares followed by a seizure. I am aching, my arms and legs ache but my head more so. I am glad it is dark, bright lights would make the situation worse. I blog about my disability and experiences because it is important that the wider community understand that not all disabilities are visible. Click me to visit the Facebook Page and here for our unique website
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With the desire to inspire and encourage other survivors to excel in their endeavours, David wanted to share his story and he wrote his maiden title entitled True Warrior. True Warrior, focused on surviving epilepsy, corrective brain surgery, memory loss and abuse. Within the book he significantly understated the extent and severity of the abuse, because, at the time of the publication, some of the abusers were still involved with David’s life, therefore, David, remained at high risk of harm should he speak out. David went on to complete a follow-up book (2010) with further books being works in progress (2021). Now the main threat of the abusers has diminished, but not completely disappeared, David reveals all about the true extent of the abuse endured and the difficulties, including, the perpetrators. The forthcoming book entitled
"Beyond the Ballot Paper - Surviving One Day at a Time " is due for publication in 2021.
David Di Palma
Survivor & Author - 1968
Born in 1968 David is a brain injury and abuse survivor (sexual, physical and mental abuse). David’s motto ‘To triumph over adversity is my greatest strength’ is reflective of his resilience. David has kept diaries all throughout his life, the intricate and invaluable diaries detailing his experiences surviving; epilepsy, abuse in all forms, a brain injury and being an Independent Politician. Abusers were aware of David’s diaries and frequently searched for them in an attempt to locate and destroy the intricate works and catalogued evidence. David always tried to stay one-step ahead of the abusers by continually changing his hiding places and by producing back-up copies of everything. From a young boy, David was threatened to keep quiet about the abuse, David focussed on trying to protect his mother and sisters from the abusers and focussed on being a better person than his abusers were. David, the Survivor could so easily have taken an alternative path as many others have done, instead he committed his life to focus on supporting others through difficult times. The physical abuse David endured caused his first brain injury which caused epilepsy. Educated in mainstream schools, David left school at the age of sixteen; determined to improve his circumstances, determined to overcome the power and control the abusers had over him and to continue to support others. David, returned to higher educational establishments and studied Information Technology and Law. David. In later years, David, further continued upon his vocational educational path by securing a grade of Distinction in Inspecting Housing Services and further progressed to a higher level, by studying for Managing Housing Services, with the Chartered Institute of Housing, becoming a Housing Practitioner.
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