Talkabout Transitions: From Education to Employment

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Chris McLoughlin, Alex Kelly

  • Talkabout Transitions
  • Talkabout Transitions
    A comprehensive programme of activities designed to support young people as they make the transition from education to employment

162 pages
Age Range: 5 to 50
2019
ISBN: 9781138606890

This is a comprehensive programme of activities designed to support young people as they make the transition from education to employment. Following the hugely successful TALKABOUT structure, the programme is broken down into topics and activities, each constructed to teach the skills necessary for further education or employment. Topics explore the various opportunities available to school leavers, offer guidance on the application and interview processes and consider the skills necessary to make employment a success. Exploring transition as a process of discovery, this programme takes the fear and uncertainty out of this time of change.

The resource includes:

  1. Assessment and evaluation forms to help assess the needs of the individual and personalise the programme
  2. 40 engaging activities
  3. Fully photocopiable and downloadable colour resources to facilitate group sessions

This book is an invaluable resource for professionals working with teenagers and young adults with SEMH needs, autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. The programme would also benefit teenagers and young people daunted by change or struggling to find or remain in employment.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

About the Authors Introduction

The Theory Behind the Book

An Overview of the Book

Assessment

Topic 1: This is Me

  • How am I feeling?
  • Who am I?
  • Where am I?
  • Useful and not useful qualities
  • My qualities
  • What do I like to do?
  • Advertise me

Topic 2: Which Route Do I Take?

  • Help me choose!
  • Guess who I am
  • Twenty Questions
  • Naming jobs
  • Choosing a job
  • How do we get there?
  • Which route can I take?
  • Next steps

Topic 3: Applications

  • Will I get an interview?
  • Help someone out
  • Writing a CV
  • Covering letters
  • Application forms and references
  • Personal statements for university
  • Looking for a job
  • Timeline

Topic 4: Interviews

  • Interviews
  • How do I look?
  • How do I sound?
  • Good and bad answers
  • Interview questions
  • Second interviews
  • Comparing interviews

Topic 5: Workplace Relationships

  • Introducing workplace relationships
  • Small talk
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Stranded
  • It's a wrap!

Topic 6: Problem Solving

  • Mindfulness FACS
  • Thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Solutions
  • Time planner
  • Scenario cards

Evaluation form

References