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Hi, my name is anxiousmary!
Hi all..I will try to keep this short. Last year I volunteered at a primary school after 5 years at home bringing up my youngest. On my 2 nd day I was offered a job as a 1 to 1 support assistant to an autistic little boy. I was honest and said that although qualified to work with children I had never worked with S.E.N children and was promised lots of training and support. I got neither ! Afterr 2 months the head told me a complaint had been made against me which turned out to be I had moved the child from A to B during a lesson which is not allowed (no physical contact). I did not deny this as I had indeed moved him several times actually but never in an angry or aggressive way just simply by holding him under his arms. I was told i had failed my probation period and that was that. I was devastated as I had not know it was the wrong thing to do ( my experience is in nurseries where we do sometimes have to physically move children). I have lost most of my self confidence and self esteem and felt truly terrible for some time I now have a job in a nursery but would like to try again in a school. I am currently studying a S.E.N.D course as well and have decided to try to volunteer at another primary school. Although I have not put my experience at the previous school on my c.v I do intend to tell them if I'm lucky enough to get an interview. Can anyone tell me, am I wasting my time ? Will another employer be remotely interested when I explain what happened before....please help. Thanks in advance
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