Simone Burley


I have recently completed my Bachelor Social Work degree. Prior to this I was employed in many positions within the business sector having previously completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management.

Skills and Values

My strong advocacy skills enable me to effectively assist in bringing about change and making a difference in peoples lives. I have strong organisational skills which include; tIme management, decision making, goal setting and teamwork. I am interested in gaining further experience within the Health sector. I also have an interest in working with families,individuals and groups. I value respect, self-determination and social justice. These values and the AASW Code of Ethics guide my practice. 

Practice Framework

My developing framework incorporates a Systems approach to practice, which provides me with a way to understanding that individuals both influence their environment and are influenced by them. I also acknowledge that the Strengths perspective, Solution Focused Therapy and Crisis Intervention therapy are an integral part of my practice framework. These approaches acknowledge that all people have strengths and given access to resources and supports they can achieve their life goals and solve problems.

Current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Work History

Work History
Jul 2010 - Present

Social Work Student Placement

Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Designed and Implemented an Amputee Information Booklet for patients to provide them with information on rehabilitation and recovery processes prior to surgery.
  • Successfully demonstrated clinical skills at an advanced level with increasing ability to make independent clinical judgement and decisions on complex issues.
  • Demonstrated an exceptional level of record keeping, both clinical and organisaitonal.
  • Successfully particpated in multidisciplanary case conferences and ward rounds
  • Demonstrated ability to apply well developed evidence-based principles to routine clinical services.
  • Highly developed time management and case load management skills
  • Successfully arranged aged care (ACAT) assessments and hostel/ nursing home placements. 
  • Developed pyschosocial assessment techniques and skills to a high level
Feb 2009 - Jun 2009

Social Work Student Placement

Disability Services Queensland
  • Designed and implemented a Parent Education and Support Group to empower and assist parents and families to develop their formal and informal supports and to provide education on Behavioural Management techniques and current funding opportunities. 
  • Successfully participated in Intake call roster and undertook assessment activities (eco mapping).
  • Assisted with case management services to children, youth and families in crisis to ensure the health and safety of each child in the family and assisted the family in attaining a more satisfactory social, economic, or physical state.
  • Assessed problems, strengths and needs of families in crisis.
  • Assisted families in developing and using their own potential for more adequately resolving social, health, emotional and economic problems.
  • Successfully worked within a multidisciplinary team and participated in team conferences, maintained accurate client records and prepared reports to other Government and Not for Profit Organisations
  • Made referrals to other public and private social service organizations, community agencies and resources to meet the child's needs. 
Jan 2001 - May 2008

Business Manager/Owner

A.Burley Electrical
  • Recruit, train and manage staff
  • Manage business accounts
  • Business development and marketing
  • Negotiate and manage Government contracts
  • Compile Government tender responses
Jan 1996 - Dec 2000

Business Manager

Territory Real Estate
  • Manage commercial rent roll
  • Contractor engagement
  • Debt collection
  • Negotiate lease and rental agreements
  • Building Management and maintenance control
Jan 1993 - Dec 1995

Business Manager

Price Attack Pty Ltd
  • Manage Business accounts
  • Performance management and setting sales targets
  • Manage factory operations and staff
  • Oversee importing proceedures and purchases
  • Marketing and sales
  • Product development and testing


Jan 2009 - Present

Bachelor of Social Work

Griffith University
Feb 1989 - Nov 1991

Bachelor of Commerce

Griffith University

Majors in Human Resource Management and Administrative Law.

Jan 1983 - Dec 1987

Senior Certificate

Brigidine College