I want a career working with special needs children?
What qualifications would I need to do this? I have worked with special needs children through voluntary work and loved it. Its definatively what I want to do! I want qualifications to get a good paying role, not to volunteer
Asked By: dont quote me on this but... - 7/24/2007
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There are many different jobs that work with special needs children. Most of the better paying jobs you would need at least a Bachelors degree and then some sort of credential or certification most programs require you to have a masters that you get as part of your certification process. If you are not into school too... More
Answered By: Jade645 - 7/24/2007
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either an NNEB or NVQ level 3 (NNEB is better)
Answered By: xHx - 7/24/2007
career is a great word.better give it atrial first then decide-voluntary work just does not work when we are surrounded by experts.search on the web for " the Acid truth serial "and see for yourself if it s helpful !
Answered By: carolus - 7/24/2007
Try ur local tech colleg & careers service
Answered By: mad&sad - 7/24/2007
Try working at target.
Answered By: White Zephyr - 7/24/2007
It depends on what you want to do and where you want to work. Ideally to do any sort of childcare you need a level 2 or 3. If you do a Diploma in Pre-school Practice (level 3 equiv) you can do an optional unit on Special needs, and this gives you a SEN qualification. this is what I did, and I have recently been working... More
Answered By: Cally - 7/24/2007
You will probably need a college degree in education, specializing in special ed.
Answered By: Kat - 7/24/2007
It really depends on your state. Initials, programs, and other options all vary. You might want to get in touch with a special education department at a college or university if you would like to work with students in the pre-k to 12th grade range. If you prefer more of an office job, you might want to check into... More
Answered By: Elizabeth S - 7/24/2007
you need a degree in collaborative education and to pass the PRAXIS/CST and you can get the study book for the test at any bookstore
Answered By: chschoir2008 - 7/24/2007
Contact Local Social Services and local "special schools" You may need courses on Social Role Valourisation. new take on Wolfenburgers Normalisation. Speak to a qualified person in this profession. I wish you well in your choice of career it can be very hard yet massively rewarding.
Answered By: Susie - 7/25/2007
Im off to uni to do education studies and SEN cos i want to work in a special needs school. Have been working in one for over a year which helped me decide. Maybe doing some work experience in a special needs school will help you decide. Its so very intense but immensly rewarding. Good luck!
Answered By: Bef - 7/25/2007
You could start a part time degree course,and work at the same time. If you want to work as a teacher a degree is necessary. Although you could study an NVQ level three in early years for a nursery worker. Visit your local library or council website,learn direct are also really good for career advice.
Answered By: shree35 - 7/27/2007
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