Hi, I'm a young professional who loves spending time with kids and have experience both personally and professionally caring for children of all ages. I currently work as a Primary School Counsellor and have previous worked in a variety of roles with children and young people including coordinating a Youth Centre, working with at risk teenagers, as a Case Manager in the Foster Care sector, alongside work as a residential carer in a variety of settings including supporting young mums in day to day care of their newborns. I am looking to connect with local families where I can provide ongoing babysitting and get to know your family although I am also available for one off jobs. I have my Working with children's check, police check and first aid certificate. I am available evenings and weekends outside of my work hours (weekdays 9am-4pm). If you're looking for a regular babysitter who you can get to know and trust or a casual babysitter for your special evenings out, weekends away or just want some extra help with the kids I would love to speak with you!
I have experience caring for children with complex behavioural issues, disability and have regularly updated first aid training.
I have experience working with children of a variety of ages, with varying needs and diverse backgrounds. I have an array of child care experience through babysitting, alongside previous professional roles as a case manager in foster care, a carer in teenage Residential Care settings and experience working providing care for newborns within in a young mums program with The Red Cross. Within my role as a Social Worker I have experience caring for children with complex needs including behavioural issues, developmental delay, and autism. I have experience working with Disability Services Australia and have volunteered with Australian Refugee Volunteers, planning fun days out for refugee children in the community. I have also spent time living and working in Alice Springs with children in residential care.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Philosophy. I enjoy learning and am about to undergo tutoring training with The Pyjama Foundation, a volunteer organisation providing tutoring for children in foster care.