Caterina L @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

Au Pair/Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny affiliated with Abracadabra Childcare Services

About Caterina L @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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Classification
Au Pair/Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny
Agency
Abracadabra Childcare Services

Caterina L is a Au Pair/Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 9 years experience caring for children from any age. Caterina L is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
25.00 per hour (daytime)
550.00 per week
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Australian Nanny Association Member
Child Care Qualifications - Cert III+
Drivers Licence
First Aid Certification / CPR
Lactation Consultant
LifeSaving Certificate / Austswim
Mature Aged Carer
Non-smoker
Nursing experience
Own transport
Public Liability Insurance
Special needs care experience
Teaching Experience
Character references on file
Permanent Resident
Police check / Working with Children check
Temporary Resident
Written references on file

Education and other courses

2013- Present    
Bachelor of Social Science, Ma. Child and Community and Sub Ma. Criminology (Final unit to complete degree) Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus   

2015                       
Certificate III in Fitness and Health Distinction

2013                       
Diploma of Community Services Distinction and Credit Average

2012                       
Certificate III Community Services Welfare Distinction

2011-2012          
Certificate II Light Vehicle Automotive  

2010                       
Statement of attainment in Business Services TVET

Other courses

First Aid Training

Working with Children Check

November 2017 - Present
Nanny (Casual) Abracadabra Childcare Services

  • Working independently or with families
  • Administering medication (when required)
  • Personal care
  • Prepare meals
  • Behaviour support and supervision
  • Educational programs through children’s play/ assisting homework

Oct 2013 to July 2017
Solecharge Nanny/Babysitter/Support Worker
Private Families - Alfaro, Espinoza & Ghattas

Caring for toddlers and teenagers from each family, one who had a disabled teenage son where I was responsible for getting the children up and ready in the morning, ensuring they had everything they needed for the day, school drop off, daily outings to the park/library/beach, preparing snacks and meals, age appropriate activities, arts and crafts, music and dance, after school activities/lessons, supervising bath-time, ensuring the children were in bed on time and general household duties.

Mary Mackillop Outreach
St Vincent De Paul, Haberfield and Lewisham

February 2016 – July 2017 
Support Worker (Part-Time)

Responsibilities:

  • Working independently or with the service delivery team and site leader
  • Enabling client inclusion
  • Providing program facilitation
  • Managing volunteers
  • Client documentation
  • Administering medication
  • Personal care
  • Behaviour support and supervision.

July 2015- January 2016      
Interim Case Worker (Full Time)

Responsibilities:

  • Produced and managed client files, information and documentation
  • Liaised with relevant agencies (regarding client care, goal planning that caters to the clients’ social, physical, health needs within the community)
  • Mentored and provided training for students and volunteers (taught how to work with clients and enable students’ understanding of documentation such as medical health plans and behaviour support plans)
  • Developed tools to best assist clients such as PECS cards and storyboards.

October 2013- June 2015    
Social Educator (Casual/ Part Time)

Responsibilities:

  • Operated and coordinated group programs.
  • Worked with the St Vincent De Paul Society’s documentation processes related to clients following appropriate privacy, confidentiality and disability standards.
  • General office administration support
  • Conducted staff meetings
  • Facilitation of programs (centred based and community access)
  • Worked 1:1 with clients (utilising a person-centred approach to empower them to achieve their identified goals and interests)

IDefine Health and Fitness, Peakhurst
January 2016 - June 2016   
Floor instructor (Casual)

Responsibilities:

  • Provide health screening, fitness appraisals and fitness orientation
  • Instruct fitness programs
  • Provide healthy eating information
  • Maintain equipment
  • Open/Close Gym

 

Westfield, Bondi Junction
2012-2013          
Concierge / Valet Receptionist (Casual)

Responsibilities:

  • Handling frontline complaints and conflict resolution
  • Account keeping and information dissemination.

Sydney City Toyota, Waterloo
2012
Apprentice Team Leader /2nd year Light Vehicle Automotive 
Saturday Receptionist / Part-time Service Advisor (Full Time)

Responsibilities:

  • Vehicle repair and servicing
  •  Supervising and providing training for 1st-year apprentices and student placements (high school students)
  • Administrative duties and customer relations

 

Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
2011
Candy Bar Team Leader /Cash Handler (Casual)

Responsibilities:

  • Managing large volume tickets sales and bookings
  • Managing team of five staff per shift
  • Liaising with the management or supervisor on shift
  • Customer service

Work Experience

2015 June – 2015 December
IDefine Health and Fitness

  • Performed and completed duties to fulfil Student Gym Instructor hours (20 hours) at IDefine Health and Fitness
  • Worked additional hours to gain more experience throughout the term (30 additional hours).
  • Responsibilities involved providing and discussing fitness plans and goals
  • Independently running fitness program/classes (HIIT, boxing and cardio classes)
  • Correcting posture, techniques and encouraging members
  • Inducting new members to the gym

2012-2013
Mary Mackillop Outreach (MMO)

Student and volunteer at MMO (Disability Support Service, attending Wednesday to Friday 9am-4pm).

As a student/volunteer, I assisted with the running of Centre Programs (social activities, nutrition & cookery, creative arts, recreational activities as well as individually tailored programs), Bus Outings and Community-Based Activities. Represented MMO at the Ashfield Volunteer expo, marketing the service, promoting positive public relations and raising community awareness of disabilities and mental health. I have also coordinated and supported volunteers in the Centre program independently as a Volunteer Centre Coordinator. From this, I gained a position as a social educator, taking on board students and delegating tasks and training.

2010
Mechanical Workshop

(Holden McGraths Sutherland) Pre-apprenticeship Light Vehicle Course TAFE NSW Gymea Campus

Volunteering History

2016 Coogee Beach Runners (Cleaning the beach)

2012- 2015   SVSG (Samoa Victim Support Group)

2009 – 2010 Rosebay Secondary College (Support Class [special needs students]) 

2009  Volunteered at Wairoa School (special needs school that require more intensive care)

2007  Volunteered in City to Surf

2007  Volunteer in Clean Up Australia

Additional Qualifications Training /Other

  • 2017 LEAD program (Leadership and training for Western Sydney University applicant approved student leaders - an opportunity to build leadership capacity, interpersonal communication and gain skills for future employment)
  • 2016 Enabling inclusion for client with intellectual disability training St Vincent de Paul
  • 2016 Tube Feed Management (PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Feeding)
  • 2016 Manual Handling St Vincent de Paul
  • 2016 Fundamentals of Leadership
  • 2015 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • 2015 Essential Manual Handling
  • 2015 Working with Children check (WWC0573259E)
  • 2015 First aid /Provide CPR
  • 2015 Maintaining Professional Boundaries with People from your own Cultural Background
  • 2015 Trauma training St Vincent de Paul
  • 2014 Police record check
  • 2014 Fire Safety and Prevention, Work Place Emergency Evacuation
  • Full licence Driver – Manual driver

Interests

Interest

  • Travelling (20 countries +)
  • Fitness, health and nutrition
  • Painting – watercolour and face paint
  • Documentaries and motivational conferences
  • Outdoor activities (SUP, swimming, exercise, hikes, walks, camping, cycling)

Why should we work together?

  • Motivated individual  
  • Eager to learn new skills and work methods
  • Energetic and reliable
  • Work well independently and in team environment
  • Taking initiative

Education & Qualifications

  • Australian Nanny Association Member
  • Child Care Qualifications - Cert III+
  • Drivers Licence
  • First Aid Certification / CPR
  • Lactation Consultant
  • LifeSaving Certificate / Austswim
  • Mature Aged Carer
  • Non-smoker
  • Nursing experience
  • Own transport
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Special needs care experience
  • Teaching Experience

Screening & Background Checks

  • Character references on file
  • Permanent Resident
  • Police check / Working with Children check
  • Temporary Resident
  • Written references on file
  • Babysitting nights/weekends
  • Bathing of children
  • Cleaning of children's area(s)
  • Cleaning of family area(s)
  • General Errands (Shopping etc)
  • Laundry - Children only
  • Laundry - Family
  • Live in Accommodation
  • Participation in family outings
  • Participation in family vacations
  • Pets
  • Plan & participate in childrens outings
  • Preparation of Meals/Snacks - Children
  • Preparation of Meals/Snacks - Family
  • Special Diets

Activities to undertake with the Children

  • Art
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Drama & Dance
  • Exercise
  • Free Play
  • Language development
  • Music
  • Outside play
  • Planning of children's outings
  • Science
  • Stories & Reading

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