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Career Objective

I am an outgoing ,hard working and enthusiastic individual,with a passion to work in the Caring Industry. Current experience as a Disability Support Worker.

I relate well to people of all ages and abilities,I am organised and resourceful with exceptional work ethics.

My previous employment in Education, Day Respite Carer for Young Disabled and Elderly, along with work in a Dementia Specific Aged Care Facility  has equipped me to be highly flexible and adaptable to change

With a strong desire to improve my clients everyday quality of life, providing excellence of care  and enabling them to reach their full potential.

Elderly Clients in a Day Respite Centre and Dementia Residents in an Aged Care Facility.

I would welcome the opportunity to work for your organisation.

Work experience

Dec 2015

Work Placement Home and Community Care

South East Community Care  - Tasmania
  • 54 hours: ( practical placement working in Community Care)
  • Personal Care
  • ADL's
  • Assisted Recreational Activities
  • Cleaning
  • Medication
  • Social Support
Nov 2015

Work Placement Aged Care Facility

UAW Ningana
  • 77 hours Carer: (practical placement working in an Aged Care Facility)
  • Personal Care
  • ADL's
  • Assisted with Recreational Activities
  • Social Support

Full Time Carer

  • Carer for Husband with Chronic Lymphatic Leukaemia, during his treatment, recovery and remission.
  • Carer for Granddaughters birth to age 6

Respite Care Worker/Bus Driver

Blue Care Tablelands Respite
  • Working with Young Disabled Adults/Elderly
  • Bus driving- transportation of clients to and from respite centre, recording log books, ensure maintenance and service
  • Administration - timetables, auditing, money handling, answering phone, assisting Service Manager
  • Client Files
  • Recreational Activities
  • Personal Care
  • Food Preparation
  • Cleaning
  • ADL's
  • Social Support
  • Shopping for centre and with individual clients
  • Interviews
  • Liaise with staff promoting team approach for client care
  • Peg feeding
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities


Personal Care Assistant

  • Personal Care for elderly dementia residents
  • Personal Care for elderly residents
  • Personal Care
  • ADL's
  • Cleaning
  • Medication
  • Administration


QLD Education Department
  • Pre-school teacher
  • Reading recovery teacher
  • Year One Teacher
  • Relief Teacher on call: pre- school to year 10, disability unit and special needs students, pllanning  and conducting lessons, evaluating  tasks, managing challenging behaviour


W.A. Education Department
  • Year One Teacher `Derby District High School' - Derby
  • Year One Teacher `Waggrakine Primary School' Geraldton
  • Aboriginal Education Teacher Pre-school to year 10 - `Wickham District High School'
  • Involved working with Aboriginal Students, Teaching Staff, and Aboriginal Teacher Aides, Parents and the Community.
  •  Endeavouring to increase school attendance and participation, numeracy and literacy, while taking into consideration cultural values and practices and sensitivities.



Relief Teacher

South Canterbury New Zealand
  • Teaching children from Year One to Year 1,
  • Involving a number of schools :  Planning, Delivering and Evaluating Lessons and Student Assessment Tasks.
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Providing a flexible and adaptable approach
  • Engaging Students of diverse abilities, backgrounds , ages and cultures.
  • Working with Students with Special Needs
  • Working with individual students, small and large groups
  • Liaise with students, parents, teachers aides, teaching staff and principals and administration. 


Northern Territory Education Department
  • Teaching children Transition to year 7 Middle Point School 
  •  Transition Teacher : `Nightcliff Primary'
  • Relief Teaching Pre-school to year 10 variety of N.T. schools
  • Visual Arts Teacher part-time `Batchelor Area School'

Jun 1983Apr 1985


Western Australian Department of Education

Year One and Year Two Teacher :`Halls Creek Special Aboriginal School'

  • Planning, Delivering and Evaluating Lessons for 5, 6 and 7 year olds
  • Working with students from a range of cultural backgrounds, languages and needs 
  • Working with Aboriginal Teacher Aides, advisors, parents and community
  • Teaching Visual Art-( pottery) to years 8 to year 10 elective students



Certificate 111 in Aged Care, Community Care and Disability


Certificate 111 Aged CareCHC30212

Certificate 111 Community Care CHC30312

Certificate 111 Disability CHC30408


Diploma of Teaching

Edith Cowan University (W A College of Advanced Education)

3 Year Diploma Course

  • Majored in Visual Arts


May 2015

First Aid Certificate

Padi RTO
  • HLTAID003      Provide First Aid
  • HLTAIDID002   Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAIDID001   Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Police Check

Criminal History Services, Tasmania Police

National Police Certificate

Apr 2005Apr 2007

Blue Card

Commission for children and young people and child guardian

Issue of positive notice - Reg No : 345405/1

  • blue card
  • Ability to work with children and young people
Oct 2006

Working Alone

Disability Services Queensland

Participation in a workshop

Feb 2003Nov 2003

Reading Recovery Teacher

Queensland Government : Q080311

  • One year professional development course
  • Involved diagnostic assessment and teaching of young children in individual literacy programs.

Child Protection Training

Education Queensland

Certificate of attendance

  • attended child protection training
  • what is child protection
  • how harm is recognised by staff
  • what are the reporting roles of staff


Sally Walker

Supervisor/ AST Teacher

Aged & Disability

Mobile: 0447366216   Office: (03) 61656542

Tania Kennedy

Aged Care Worker

UWA Ningana

Mobile: 0421969200

Karen Peacock

Home and Community Care

South East Community Care

Office: (03) 62691200

Ken Harris


UAW Ningana

Mobile: 04281656  Office: (03) 62691000

Shelly Mantio


Blue Care Tablelands Respite

Mobile: 0417758658