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Offline englishgirl

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my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« on: September 26, 2007, 05:12:31 AM »
Hi everyone

Some of you who were at amg are already aware that I had applied for a job with the Terrence Higgins Trust where I live as a Wellbeing Services Co-Ordinator for pozzies. Well I now know that I have an interview next Wednesday (yippee!)  ;D

As part of the interview I have to give a presentation entitled 'Indicate what health, treatment and wellbeing issues may be faced by people living with HIV, and describe what you think the key elements of a programme designed to empower individuals to self manage their HIV would be.'

Ive already got a lot of information and ideas and have myself completed their past 'wellbeing' programme, but I wondered if anyone who has got any similar materials whether they would be kind enough to PM me? I figure the more info and ideas I work from the better…

Thanks very much!

Lots of love
xxxx
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 08:04:21 AM »
No assistance offered here, merely a go get 'em, atta girl, and knock 'em out with your presentation! You've likely mined the internet, if not, do so for some possibly current bells/whistles. Hope you get it.

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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 08:11:35 AM »
Hi English-
  I can't help either, but just wanted to say "you go girl!"
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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 08:20:52 AM »
Again, wishing you all the best on the interview and hope that you get the job.

The thing that I was thinking was about what could be done to help not just the individual but the people around them.  If people are going to be helped with such things as stigma or isolation, getting others involved in their care may be of benefit.  Family and friends and maybe even work colleagues.  For instance, I'm not sure that THT offers counselling/ therapy to individuals, though when I accessed the services, this was all I was offered.

They could also help improve their wesite, which is a mess.  Though that might not go down well.

Best of luck


Offline LPinUK

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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 08:39:13 AM »
Hi

Good luck for the interview!

I would just like to add that I dont think enough information is given to people who are newly diagnosed in the UK about what services are available with regards to HIV, whilst I have received first class medical care I didnt really receive much in the way of counselling,  well, except for a short chat with a specialist nurse.

I was pretty much sent home and left to my own devices, this site was a godsend as far as education was concerned !

If there are any specific questions you have that may help with your presentation please feel free to ask.
Diagnosed Poz September 2003, Current Regimen Truvada & Sustiva.

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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 09:00:18 AM »
And I had to hear about it here, woman? Grrr! I will so slap you when we meet for our next shopping spree. :P

Made up for you of course missie. :-*  My advice? Contact Tim and Mark. ;)

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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007, 09:55:41 AM »
And I had to hear about it here, woman?
and there was me thinking i would wait til this evening to speak to you cos i didnt want to wake your jetlagged little self up!  :P :-*

thanks everyone for your best wishes, so far i have managed to make the cover page look nice at least (thanks to a red ribbon pic downloaded from google images) and to write a couple of notes. i think my prob is too much info/ideas rather than too little!
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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2007, 10:07:23 AM »
first of all GOOD LUCK!

second, write what you told me, you know about having to personalize HIV help. For some of us, it is mortgages, jobs, and insurances we have to deal with, for others it is securing a legal place in the country...  the issues are as diverse as the patients and it's time to address people as individuals as opposed to bulking them under 'gay', 'woman' and 'African', although these groups have shared issues. But then I know African poz women who are struggling thru college and working nights and I know those who are struggling just to be able to stay here and get treatment and not be deported. Any issue which is stressful in life in exacberated (sp.) and made worse by HIV, whether looking for relationships, raising kids or paying a mortgage. What you need is a band of people with specialties (vocational counselling, mental councelling, legal rights, etc) to address all these diverse issues from the poz perspective. Also if you have an eating disorder, addictions, depression etc, probabaly get worse by having HIV. You just need to be stronger, need more resources and addressed where you can turn for help. But often you are too bummed to look for them. I feel that my having HIV for instance has made me more of a foriegner and cultureshocked that I would be otherwise so I am not able even to assert my rights to see specialists for the insurance I am paying. Hope I make sense.

Good luck again!

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Offline Cliff

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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2007, 10:11:22 AM »
Try the Body (www.thebody.com).  They have a  "Beyond Medications" section that may provide some information.  Good luck and let us know how it goes.

http://www.thebody.com/index/treat/altern.html

Offline Robert

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2007, 12:06:37 PM »
"And I had to hear about it here, woman? Grrr! I will so lap you when we meet for our next shopping spree."


Well, now I know what the others are talking about when they say good luck with the interview.

Keep it simple, show them how smart you are and woo them over with kindness.   Knock em dead.

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Offline StrongGuy

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2007, 12:13:15 PM »
Sounds like a great and very important area to be presenting.

I'm sure you have all the important areas covered, but I'd just suggest (if not already done) that mental health issues be addressed as an important component when it comes to management and empowerment.

Good luck! Very important suff!

:)
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Re: my THT interview presentation: your assistance please...
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2007, 12:38:56 PM »
My suggestion runs to the type of presentation and the structure......do you know who your actual audience will be?  small group? 3 or more persons?  large group?    for the smaller groups I would stick to very up close and personal presentation... maybe some type of poster size board with "flip" charts  and a copy of the presentation for each person at the "table....
The rule  to follow is that be sure your main( most important )  points are at the top and bottom of the first page......try to limit the number of points to 4 or 5.....people only remember the first and last one...If "details are asked for have "backup" sheets addressing each of the main points with as many supporting references as you can find ( the more famous the better)   If a "plan " for implementation is requested then ask for a second meeting where a detail plan can be discussed  and in fact turned into a "schedule" conditioned on the job offer....DO NOT GIVE ANY FREE ADVICE....  people do not value what they don't have to commit to.

I am sure you will do a great job...I hope some of what I have said is just a reminder of what you already know...be careful about information overload.....being "too good" can be intimidating to many people......


Best of luck...kick ass
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2007, 12:55:42 PM »
Good luck sweetie! I know you will be fabulous and win them over with your intellect, charm & beauty!

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2007, 05:28:28 PM »
Best of luck with it!

I've never heard of their 'wellbeing programme'. Couldn't see anything on the THT website either (which I agree with carousel is confusing at the best of times). What is it? Is there a web link?

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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2007, 12:32:09 AM »

As part of the interview I have to give a presentation entitled 'Indicate what health, treatment and wellbeing issues may be faced by people living with HIV, and describe what you think the key elements of a programme designed to empower individuals to self manage their HIV would be.'


Fascinating topic!  I would be very interested in hearing about what you put together.

When you settle in (because you will get the job), I wonder if you would be willing to brainstorm with me on a somewhat similar project I am working on.  You might find it interesting, too.

I am prepared to beg.

"Good luck" seems redundant at this point, but good luck  ;)

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Offline manchesteruk

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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2007, 02:25:26 PM »
I can't really think of anything that hasn't already been mentioned here or that I know you will already have thought of to be honest.  I would certainly emphasize the importance of counseling especially for the newly infected something I think is a bit of a postcode lottery in the UK.  Apart from that GOOD LUCK! From what I read of the description I think you'd be great at this job.

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Offline manchesteruk

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2007, 12:47:47 PM »
GOOD LUCK for tomorrow!
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2007, 02:04:41 PM »
englishgirl, my advice:
Go back and review pozniceguy's post. He is well-seasoned in instructing presentations and the like. Use to train people to do this kinda stuff.
Smart as a whip; sharp as a tack, that Nick.
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2007, 03:41:58 PM »
thanks everyone!

im pretty happy with my presentation now as i spent a good few hours on it the other day with a colleague plus have had input from tons of people

now it's the rest of the interview that i have to worry about! that's not gonna be on hiv but on the skills i need to do the job - facilitation presentation communication etc etc

i dont know whay they cant just give me the bloody job without putting me through all this trauma - it's costing me t cells!

will update you after the event. keep everything crossed for me and send me good vibes in the meantime...

thanks again for all your support
xxxxxxx
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2007, 05:58:46 AM »
Freshly minted good vibes heading your way...STAT!

Best of luck...i know you'll knock their socks off, kiddo.  ;D

Biggest furry hugs,
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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2007, 06:15:19 AM »



GOOD LUCK!!!!

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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2007, 06:32:34 AM »
Fingers crossed!  You'll be fine. 

Good luck,

Cliff

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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2007, 09:40:10 AM »
Blowing up the balloons here. Ready to hear the good news. Em

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2007, 09:42:09 AM »
You go girl!
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2007, 11:06:51 AM »
So it's 8A out here in California.  how did it go?

did you tell them you're a card-holding member of AIDSMEDS?  Did you tell them you've been to SF for the AMG?  Those 2 things alone should qualify you for the job.

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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2007, 04:05:59 PM »
hi everyone, thanks so much for your support but i didnt get the job.

i got some really good feedback and tons of encouragement and apparently came a very close second (no jokes about there being only 2 people up for the job please) - which in some ways is even more frustrating than being told i was shit!

the guy seemed genuinely sad that he wasnt offering me the job and was really complimentary and encouraging. im still gonna be talking to him in the next few days about some projects i would like to try to start up as a volunteer and he was very positive about that as well.

i was complimented also on my knowledge - and so i owe all of you on the forums a debt of thanks for that, as without the forums i'd know alot less about the diversity of experiences and opinions. although i know a lot of positive people where i live these forums have given me a really wide breadth of experiences, issues and problems. so thank you for sharing!

thanks again for all your support. please dont respond to this thread so it can sink without trace - im really not up for commiseration at the moment! apologies for not responding individually to your support and PMs, i just feel like i dont want to regurgitate it again, ive already had to re-tell it so many times to so many of my friends that im bored of it now!

on the upside, whoever theyve hired must be really fab if theyre better than me ;) :D and also at least im not gonna have to struggle to survive on thousands less a year (the tht job was £6k less than my current job). oh, and now of course i still have the pleasure of being discriminated at work for my sickness and therefore potentially ending up fighting them in court one day...

lots of love
xxxxx
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