Hi all, I am now at a stage post capability where I am able to apply for jobs and have been looking at positions starting in September. However, I'm finding the situation I've been through the past few months (and the period before capability when work was not a nice place to be) has really taken its toll. I honestly feel 'traumatised' is the most accurate description of how I'm feeling. I'm not sure I'm ready to go back into a job just yet but at the same time I don't want my career to stall. The position I've just left was only my second job and my third year teaching. I don't want to leave it too long before going back that I'm apprehensive because I've had so much time away but at the same time I don't want to pick up a new job too soon and find I'm not mentally ready for it. Any position would mean relocating so a decision can't be made lightly. Also, how do I pick a school this time to avoid going through the same thing somewhere else? If I could write my dream job on a piece of paper, the school I have just left perfectly fits the bill (aside from what I know now). How have others who have gone back to teaching post capability picked the next school? And how do you know you're ready to go back? Thanks in advance.