Monica L @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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About Monica L @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Monica L is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 10 years experience caring for children from any age. Monica L is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
25.00 per hour
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

Certificate IV in Life Coaching 2015
Bachelor of Social Work – Monash University 2008 - 2014
Final placement – Frankston Hospital – Mental Health Services. Certificate IV in Disability Studies – 2005-2006
Completed Auslan – Level 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Previously Austswim qualified swimming teacher.
First Aid Certificate 2 – current.
Holmesglen TAFE Diploma of Community Services Welfare Studies - 2001

Other courses

o Suicide Intervention Skills Training - 2007
o Office of Housing – Tenancy Training
o Mental Health First Aid o WAYSS – Case note Training
o Common Risk Assessment Framework Training
o DHS - SHIP and SHSC training
o ACF - Seminar – The Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma and Attachment
o SECASA – Working with Children who have been Sexually Assaulted
o ACF – Group wise
o DVRC – Not Seen or Heard: The effects of domestic Violence on Children
o WAYSS – Reporting to Child Protection
o DVRC – Introduction to Domestic Violence
o Caraniche – Attachment and Bonding
o ACF – Maintaining the Young Mind
o David Cherry – The Occasional Counsellor
o South East Primary Mental Health – Advanced Mental Health Training – Working with People with Anxiety and Depression
o Parent zone - Beyond the Facilitator Training

'About Me...
My name is Monica and I currently live in Aspendale with my fiancé and our two cats. I have a passion for working for people,I am a patient and empathetic individual and enjoy working with people.

I am currently working as a Community Support Worker with people with disabilities and a Nanny. Previously I worked for WAYSSLtd for the past 8 and a half years and in this time, worked in three different job roles and four different office locations I currently have experience in the Dandenong, Frankston/Mornington Peninsula and Casey-Cardinia local government areas. These roles have included homelessness, crisis, housing, managing budgets, case management and a wide range of other skills and training. I have achieved a high level of case management skills within my role as the Children’s Worker.

I currently hold three qualifications including a Diploma of Community Services Welfare Studies, Certificate IV in Disability Studies and a Bachelor of Social Work. I also have a wide variety of training that I have attended over my time in the work force. Previous to working in welfare I worked with adults and children with disabilities, both in the home and Community Residential Units. Since 2000 I have worked with children ranging from 3 months to 17 years, on and off and in various facets including Long day care, before and after school care, Nanny, school holiday program and as a Children’s Case Worker for a Family Violence Service.

I believe that my current work experience has the skills that are transferable to the position you have advertised. I also bring along a number of other work skills and life experience that I think would equip me to be able to fulfil almost any role and that I would be a great asset to your family. Please contact me if you require further information.

Melbourne’s Leading Nanny Agency
October 2016 – current

Duties of position -

o Nanny to twins 4 years old and their sister 6 years old.
o Adequately supervising the children to ensure their safety.
o Transporting the 6 year old to and from school.
o Maintaining morning and afternoon routines.
o Teaching boundaries, appropriate behaviour,
o Looking after their physical, emotional and social needs.
o Meal preparation, going to the park, household tasks.
o Providing different activities to engage in throughout the day.
o Having open communication with the parents.
o Representing my Agency professionally.

Australian Home Care
January 2016 to current
Duties of position -

o Assisting clients with showering/bathing, Dressing/grooming, bowel care, preparing meals, meal assistance.
o Providing clients with additional support where required, such as gastrostomy feeding where appropriate training has been provided.
o Assist with client’s physical and mobility requirements, including transferring of clients.
o Provide other support such as personal administration, shopping for and with clients, banking and paying bills and other general support.
o Supervision of client’s medication requirements
o Performing household duties and ensuring the house is clean and tidy o Identifying the need for, and supporting client to attend, medical/therapist appointments.
o Behavioural support and transportation as required.
o Promote empowerment and the right of choice for all people in need of support within the community
o Maintain appropriate client records. And work with clients, family members and other stakeholders in a collaborative and supportive manner.
o Maintain current knowledge and understanding of the relevant organisational and Departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.

Accommodation and Care Solutions
January 2015 to current 

Duties of position -
o Assisting clients with showering/bathing, Dressing/grooming, bowel care, preparing meals, meal assistance.
o Providing clients with additional support where required, such as gastrostomy feeding where appropriate training has been provided.
o Assist with client’s physical and mobility requirements, including transferring of clients.
o Provide other support such as personal administration, shopping for and with clients, banking and paying bills and other general support.
o Supervision of client’s medication requirements
o Performing household duties and ensuring the house is clean and tidy
o Identifying the need for, and supporting client to attend, medical/therapist appointments.
o Behavioural support and transportation as required.
o Promote empowerment and the right of choice for all people in need of support within the community
o Maintain appropriate client records. And work with clients, family members and other stakeholders in a collaborative and supportive manner.
o Maintain current knowledge and understanding of the relevant organisational and Departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.

WAYSSLtd
December 2008 to December 2014
Children’s Case Worker
Casey-Cardinia

Duties of position -
o To provide assessment, referral and support to children and their carers that have experienced homelessness and family violence.
o To conduct an assessment to identify the current support needs of each individual child.
o To make the carer and the children aware of appropriate support available and empower them to make decisions, which helps them to live a life without violence.
o Use the WAYSS case management framework, and work with the child and their carer, to formulate an agreed case plan.
o To ensure that the child and their carer is informed of all resources/services available.
o To refer, liaise and support children in accessing appropriate services.
o To advocate and liaise, in conjunction with children and their carers, in their dealings with other workers, professionals, agencies, services and other jurisdictions.
o Complete relevant paperwork and recording in accordance with WAYSS case management framework.
o To ensure that service interventions are carried out according to the child’s age,developmental stage and should be sensitive to a child’s cultural and linguistic background.
o Where required provide secondary consultation to WAYSS staff.
o Work with other WAYSS Children’s workers, co-ordinators and management to improve on the organisation’s ability to provide appropriate support to children.
o Maintain privacy and confidentiality on all issues relating to the organisation, the clients and colleagues.
o Work within the budget allocated.
o Participate in programmatic and organisational evaluation.

WAYSSLtd
December 2007
Housing Services Worker, Frankston

Duties of position -

o Conducting an intake and assessment of the clients current housing status.
o Working with the client on a short term basis to address their housing and other related issues.
o Provide information, advice, advocacy and referral in response to an individual’s housing needs.
o Facilitate referrals to other government and community support services based in the client assessment.
o Referral to WAYSS programs.
o Provide advocacy on housing related issues or facilitate referrals to more specialised tenancy rights and advocacy services if needed – generally in relation to rental arrears.
o Limited financial assistance, if eligible as per Office of Housing Guidelines, for rent in advance, utilising Housing Establishment Funds (HEF). o Enter client information into the client database.
o Maintain files on each client.
o Inform client of privacy and confidentiality, their rights as a client and limitations of their the service.
o Complete forms and relevant paperwork as needed eg. Client Consent to share information with specific service.
o Managing the monthly allocated Housing Established Fund.
o Collecting and collating statistics to report back to maintain current funding and have evidence to apply for further funding.
o Building and maintaining excellent working relationships with other service providers, real estate agents and other supports.
o Attend meetings, participate in supervision, participate in the wider organisational meetings, quality assurance processes and program development.

WAYSSLtd
August 2006
Crisis Worker – Common Homelessness Access Program.

Duties of position -
o Provides assistance to people who do not have a safe place to stay that night.
o Conduct an intake and assessment of the clients situation and determine if there are any support needs.
o Provide a crisis response – address immediate needs eg. Safe accommodation, food, clothing etc.
o Have a thorough knowledge of crisis intervention and the ability to access a wide range of relevant community resources on behalf of clients.
o Provide information, advice, advocacy and referral in response to their housing crisis.
o Facilitate referrals to other government and community support services based in the client assessment.
o Referral to WAYSS programs.
o Enter client information into the client database.
o Maintain files on each client.
o Inform client of privacy and confidentiality, their rights as a client and limitations of their the service.
o Complete forms and relevant paperwork as needed eg. Client Consent to share information with specific service.
o Collecting and collating statistics to report back to maintain current funding and have evidence to apply for further funding.
o Building and maintaining excellent working relationships with other service providers, real estate agents and other supports.
o Attend meetings, participate in supervision, participate in the wider organisational meetings, quality assurance processes and program development.

WAYSSLtd
June 2006 – Initial Assessment and Planning (IA&P)
(formerly Housing Services Worker – Dandenong.

Duties of position –
o Conducting an intake and assessment of the clients current housing status.
o Working with the client on a short term basis to address their housing issues.
o Provide information, advice, advocacy and referral in response to an individual’s housing needs.
o Facilitate referrals to other government and community support services based in the client assessment.
o Referral to WAYSS programs.
o Provide advocacy on housing related issues or facilitate referrals to more specialised tenancy rights and advocacy services if needed – generally in relation to rental arrears.
o Limited financial assistance, if eligible as per Office of Housing Guidelines, for rent in advance, utilising Housing Establishment Funds (HEF).
o Enter client information into the client database.
o Maintain files on each client.
o Inform client of privacy and confidentiality, their rights as a client and limitations of their the service.
o Complete forms and relevant paperwork as needed eg. Client Consent to share information with specific service.
o Managing the monthly allocated Housing Established Fund.
o Collecting and collating statistics to report back to maintain current funding and have evidence to apply for further funding.
o Building and maintaining excellent working relationships with other service providers, real estate agents and other supports.
o Attend meetings, participate in supervision, participate in the wider organisational meetings, quality assurance processes and program development.

Oakleigh Centre – Congregate Care House
Disability Support Worker
January 2006 – June 2006: Congregate Care

Duties of position -
o To support the clients to be as independent as possible on a daily basis.
o To work within the policies and procedures of both the organisation and wider governing bodies.
o To support the client in the daily routine of maintaining their community residential unit eg. Washing, cleaning, cooking.
o Assisting clients with personal hygiene, daily routines, organising transport to their day program, seeing their family, attending other activities.
o Keeping client files and records confidential.
o Maintaining all relevant administrative records are completed and up to date.
o Supporting the client to look after their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial needs.  

Ashcare
Disability Support Worker
January 2005 – January 2006
Community Residential Unit

Duties of position -
o To support the clients to be as independent as possible on a daily basis.
o To work within the policies and procedures of both the organisation and wider governing bodies.
o To support the client in the daily routine of maintaining their community residential unit eg. Washing, cleaning, cooking, purchasing food, drink, cleaning products etc.
o Maintaining the household budget.
o Assisting clients with personal hygiene, daily routines, organising transport to their day program, seeing their family, attending other activities.
o Keeping a communication book on each client for clients and staff to ensure relevant information is communicated between shifts.
o Keeping client files and records confidential.
o Maintaining all relevant administrative records are completed and up to date.
o Supporting the client to look after their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial needs.

Family Touch Home Services
2004 -2005

Duties of position –
o Position – before and after school for a child with multiple disabilities – physical and intellectual delay, gastrostomy feed, tracheostomy care and deaf.
o Assist with toileting, dressing, attending to all medical needs, feeding, bathing,
o Transport to and from school.
o Communicate and liaise with other services involved eg. Royal Children's Hospital, case manager.

Armadale Sitters
Nanny – 2004

Duties of position -
o Nanny to Family 1 – 3 month old and 2 year old.
o Nanny to Families – two children aged 12 months from different families.
o Attending to then Children's needs – feeding, nappy change, developmentally appropriate toys and play.
o Trips to the park.
o Reading the children's behaviour and identifying their needs. o Ensuring their safety.
o Providing a loving and nurturing environment. 

E.W Tipping Foundation
Disability Support Worker
December 2002 – November – 2003
Community Residential Unit

Duties of position -
o To support the clients to be as independent as possible on a daily basis.
o To work within the policies and procedures of both the organisation and wider governing bodies.
o To support the client in the daily routine of maintaining their community residential unit eg. Washing, cleaning, cooking, purchasing food, drink, cleaning products etc.
o Maintaining the household budget.
o Assisting clients with personal hygiene, daily routines, organising transport to their day program, seeing their family, attending other activities.
o Keeping a communication book on each client for clients and staff to ensure relevant information is communicated between shifts.
o Keeping client files and records confidential.
o Maintaining all relevant administrative records are completed and up to date.
o Supporting the client to look after their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial needs. 

City of Kingston
School Holiday Program
September 2002 onwards

Duties of position –
o Assist with planning and implementing a stimulating and diverse holiday program.
o Ensure children are adequately supervised at all times.
o Ensure the health and safety of all those using the service.
o Support the children to be adequately supervised to go on excursions.
o Handle and keep accurate records of program expenditure for resources, petty cash and groceries.
o Be familiar with the personal and medical details of children attending.
o Complete accident, medication and incident records as, and when, required.

After school care nanny for three school aged children

Duties of position -
o Pick the children up from school and return home.
o Assist with emptying school bags, homework, washing, cleaning.
o Spend time with the children.
o Prepare dinner.

St Brigid’s After School Care Program
Leader
January 2002 – July 2002

Duties of position –
o Supervise children attending the program and promote safety and respect amongst all participants.
o To supervise the children at all times, ensuring their well being and safety. To recognise needs of children at different stages of development.
o To assist the Coordinator actively in the planning, implementing and evaluation of the Program.
o To work with other members of the staff as a team.
o To ensure all children are signed in and are signed out by an authorised parent or nominated person.
o Liaise sensitively with parents on matters concerning their children while maintaining confidentiality. 

Kingston Kids Childcare and Kindergarten
Childcare Assistant - 2000 - 2002

Duties of position –
o Taking care of children aged 0-2 years and 2-3 years.
o Supporting the children with feeding, dressing, sleeping, interacting with each other.
o Planning activities to encourage different areas of their development. o Participate in recording observations on each child to track their development.
o Being a positive role model to the children.
o Cleaning, infection control, first Aid.
o Communicating with parents on a regular basis about their child.
o Positively interact with all children, nurturing their confidence and self esteem giving each child individual attention and comfort throughout the day.

Interests

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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