Experienced social worker and postgraduate International Health student  looking for an internship or payed position in the field of sexual violence and HIV for at least 12 months starting between July - December 2016 in the field of sexual violence and HIV in Cape Town. 

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2014 - Aug 2015

Office Manager - Team Facilitator 

Data Artisans, Berlin, Germany

Human resource management, event management, bookkeeping and accounting at a fast paced startup. 

Feb 2011 - Feb 2014

Senior Allround Social Worker

Foundation "De Tussenvoorziening", Utrecht, The Netherlands

Working as a troubleshooter at a big social care foundation which primarily focuses on the homelessness. Switching locations two to three times a year, varying from shelters to assisted living.  My primary role consisted of two parts: counseling in big caseload teams (often with a running start), and assisting the team leader in his/her work.
Keywords: individual counseling, residential counseling, long-/short-term homelessness, multi-problem families, former convicts, mentally challenged, psychiatry, drug addiction, sex workers, HIV/AIDS.          Usually a combination of the above. 

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011

Teaching Assistant - Assistant Coach

Volunteer Human Dignity Centre, Port Elizabeth, South-Africa

Working as a teaching assistant at a pre-primary school and assistant coach at a rehab-centre in Walmer Township. 

Sep 2008 - Sep 2010

Social Worker

Crisis Centre BOKA,  Foundation "De Tussenvoorziening", IJsselstein, NL

Residential counseling and casework. Focus on families/couples/singles often with children that recently became homeless. Wide variety in residents.
Keywords: Containment counseling, quick decision making, escalation prevention, financial assistance, social activation. 

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Residential Counselor

Sleep-Inn Homeless Shelter, Foundation "De Tussenvoorziening", Utrecht NL

Providing basic care for the homeless as well as guidance to social care, escalation prevention, assistance in contact with authorities and observation of alarming behavior. 

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008


Maatjesproject, Foundation "De Tussenvoorziening", Utrecht NL

The“ Buddy Project” matches the formerly homelessness with volunteers (buddies). As a buddy your focus is on supporting and guiding your match in reintegrating in to society. 


2015 - 2017

Master of International Health

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

The master focusses on poverty-related health problems in low and middle income countries. The advanced modules that I will be following between Jan - Jun 2016 focus mainly on sexual and reproductive health, human rights and mental health in traumatized populations. 

2013 - 2013

Recovery Methodology in Social Work

Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Methodology course focussed on strength-based counseling. 

2007 - 2013

Various short social care trainings

"Foundation de Tussenvoorziening", Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychiatry, Medication
  • ​PTS and PTSD
  • ​Change Management
  • ​Agression Management
  • ​Sexual Harassment ​
2007 - 2010

Bachelor of Social Work

Hogeschool Utrecht, The Netherlands

Specialized in Rehabilitation, Social Psychiatry and Cultural anthropology.

2006 - 2007

Propaedeutics, Applied Psychology

Fontys Hogescholen, Eindhoven, The Netherlands




Dutch:     mother tongue
English:   proficient user
German: independent user

Computer skills

  • Basic command of STATA
  • Excellent command of office suit (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software)
  • Easily adaptive to new software