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Work experience

Mar 2011Jan 2015

Child Care Supervisor

Primary Colours Learning Programs Limited
  • Out of School Child Care Supervisor/administrator-Napier, Hawke's Bay
  • Organized activities that developed children's physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Made nutritious snacks and meals for several children.
  • Established and maintained a safe play environment for the children.
  • Monitored children's play activities to verify safety and wellness.
  • Continually encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others.
  • Openly exchanged ideas and materials with coworkers.
  • Carefully supervised children in play area.
  • Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving with age-appropriate playtime activities.
  • Redirected children to encourage safe, positive behaviors.
  • Frequently substituted in office and classroom areas.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with children throughout the day.
  • Used clear communication and professionalism to develop constructive relationships with families.
  • Prepared, served and cleaned up daily meals for up to twenty children.
  • Enforced disciplinary limits to create a structured environment conducive to learning.
  • Led fifteen children on field trips to the local fishing wharf.
  • Reported health concerns and posted health warnings in case of illness.
Nov 2013May 2015

Support Worker

HealthCare New Zealand Limited

Support Worker-Napier, Hawke's Bay

  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma.
  • Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.
  • Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.
  • Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.
  • Provided caring companionship to elderly and developmentally disabled patients.
  • Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the casemanager.
  • Completed and submitted clinical documentation in accordance with agency guidelines.
  • Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake.
  • Provided transportation, assistance and companionship to clients.
  • Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
  • Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
  • Provided patients and families with emotional support.
  • Sensitive to the needs of geriatric patients.
Nov 2011Nov 2013

Support Worker

Shirley's Home Care Limited

Support Worker-Napier, Hawke's Bay

  • Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the casemanager.
  • Cleaned and organized patients' living quarters.
  • Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
  • Positioned residents for comfort and to prevent skin pressure problems.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in patients' health status to nursing staff.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication with regard to issues of death and dying.


Aug 2015Mar 2017

About to begin to study the Diploma of Counselling Extramural (Complete online study)

Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

The course is designed to train the student develop the skills and the knowledge to help people experiencing emotional trauma and anguish in a professional manner and environment.


  • Proven patience and self discipline
  • Responsible
  • Honest
  • Excellent time management 
  • Highly organised
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • People person


Jul 2014Jul 2015

St Johns First Aid

St Johns

Standard full first aid certificate that covered anything from how to treat cuts to major emergencies such as how to detect and what to do in the event that someone is having a heart attack to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Karen MacErlich/ Manager

Phone: 0064 6 834 4214

Please ask for either Lyn or Pat as they coordinated the majority of my work, thank you.

Sallie Dunford/ Manager

Phone: 0064 6 22 312 9798

Alternative contact details: [email protected]