Personal Profile Essay

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Personal Profile

I am a naturally caring and understanding individual who loves to learn new things and to challenge myself to be the best at what I do. When I was at Primary School age, two of my Grandparents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I became very interested in the Care Sector as I wanted to learn how I could support and comfort them the best I could, no matter how small or large the detail. As I reached Year 9 in secondary school, I felt strongly that Health and Social Care was the career path I wanted to choose, so when I chose my options to study at GCSE level, the main option was Health and Social Care. Unfortunately, shortly after beginning my studies in my chosen subjects, I left School to care for my Mother, who had a number of both Physical and Mental Health problems. For me, this confirmed Care as my chosen career path as I felt a great sense of pride and accomplishment from being able to help someone to live as normal life as possible, despite their afflictions. I knew that I wanted to help others in this way too. Before going on maternity leave in Oct 2011, I was a support worker for elderly service users affected by Dementia in a nursing home environment. I thoroughly enjoyed learning to communicate effectively in different ways, talking to service users and their families about their lives and previous experiences, and generally helping to create a positive and safe atmosphere to live in. In the future, I aspire to complete this level 2 Apprenticeship, followed by a level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, along with an A level in Biology, which will hopefully allow me to apply at Southampton University to study a Nursing Degree and become a Registered Nurse. I think that this Apprenticeship will support me in my future goals because as well as providing me with the knowledge and best practices to provide the best Care to Service

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