Natalie D @ abracadabrachildcareservices

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

About Natalie D @ abracadabrachildcareservices

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

Natalie D is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 4 years experience caring for children from 1 yr, 6 mths old to any age. Natalie D is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
30.00 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

2011 – 2013 University of New South Wales
Bachelor Degree in Social Work
University transcript available on request

2010 Sydney Institute of Technology
Diploma in Community Services and Welfare

2009 Sydney Institute of Technology
Certificate 4 in Community Services and Welfare

2003 – 2008 Sydney Adventist College, Strathfield
HSC completed in 2008

Other courses

Licenses and Certificates
o Australian Driver’s Licence
o Refresher First Aid Training Certificate
o Mental Health First Aid
o Working with Children’s Check
o National Police Check Certificate

 

Jan 2019 – Current     Braeside Hospital (Palliative, Rehabilitation Unit)

                 Social Worker (part-time)

          • Providing emotional support to patients requiring; end of life care and rehabilitation

          • Providing emotional support to patient’s family members

          • Conducting psychosocial assessments and creating plan to address needs identified

          • Case managing diverse caseload of patients with various conditions, cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic status

          • Assisting patients through discharge planning, and referring to appropriate support services in community

          • Advocating for patients and liaising with services (DoH, DHS, ACAT)

          • Organising events for patients, their families and the wider community

          • Working within Multidisciplinary team and providing holistic support to patients



 

Mar 2018– Jan 2019   NCNS Youth Hope

 

  • Working with Children and Young People (CYP) and their families referred to the Youth Hope (YH) program by FaCS /community services

  • Conducting home visits and occasionally ‘cold call’ visits to engage CYP and their families

  • Completing Safety, Risk and Family Strengths and Needs assessments

  • Working alongside family members, creating case plans and conducting reviews


 

  • Referring clients to services and programs, and keeping communication open with service provider.

  • Using Safety Assessments, the NSW Mandatory Reporter Guide and ‘Decision Trees’ to complete Risk of Significant harm Child Protection Reports to the NSW Helpline

  • Providing consultation, advocacy and promotion regarding early intervention and CYP safety, welfare and wellbeing issues (particularly in relation to Domestic Violence/Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol Misuse).

  • Keeping assessments, reports, case notes and reviews up to date

  • Ensuring that all activities and expenditure remained within the budget and funding received by the program.


 

Jan 2015– Jan 2018    Marist 180

                                       UAM and UHM Case worker

  • Providing case work support to Unaccompanied Minors (UAMs) in Community Detention, who are overseen by Dept. of Immigration and Border Protection

  • Providing case work to Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHM), who have received protection, and are under the care of an assigned Delegated Guardian.

  • Supporting UAMs as they move through the refugee status determination process and linking them up with support services

  • Liaising with government and non –government organisations in supporting UAMs/UHMs. These included the DIBP, STARTTS, FaCS, RACS, DoE, IHMS, Legal services and NGO’s

  • Advocating on clients behalf and ensuring that case work is client centred

  • Assisting UAMs/UHMs in learning life skills as well as learning about the Australian system.

  • Creating safety support plans for clients to assist with managing behavioural issues


 

July -  Oct  2014        Challenge Children’s Services

                                   Foster Care Case worker

    • Adhering to mandatory reporting and the investigation process when dealing with disclosures or allegations

    • Creating case plans and case plan reviews that guide the support provided to the children and their foster carers

    • Ensuring that children in OOHC maintain positive relationship with their natural parents and extended family. This included liaising with natural parents and supervising contacts

    • Case managing children (0-18 years old) in Out of Home Care (OOHC), and providing them and their foster carers with support



 

Feb 2012 – June 2014.     Australian Health Call Group

                     Support Worker (part-time permanent)

    • Assisting clients with tasks to help them remain independent at home

    • Participating in outings, appointments or social excursions with clients

    • Providing personal care, administering medication, and assisting with feeding

    • Adhering to each individual’s care plan and providing input regarding ongoing client management

    • Disability and aged care respite support worker for clients of all ages and a variety of disabilities



 

June – Dec 2013         Victims Services, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice (DAGJ)

            Student Social Worker (full-time placement)

      • Assessment, referral and counselling for trauma victims

      • Providing crisis intervention for clients by employing trauma-informed practice 

      • Conducting research in the area of child victims of violence, and creating a published resource for  workers, clients and the wider community

      • Understanding of the criminal justice process and other processes relevant to victims of crime 



 

May – Nov 2010    Greek Welfare Centre

            Student Social Worker (part-time placement)

  • Coordinating activities and actively participating in dementia groups

  • Facilitating and participating in GROW, a mental health support group for clients at the centre

  • Organising cultural briefings for ACAT, Community Care and respite care providers

  • Supervising and caring for children in after-school care and vacation care

  • Administrative work – Answering phones, taking accurate messages, organising meetings and conferences

 

Interests

  • Music - Playing Guitar
  • Dance
  • Reading
  • Travelling

 

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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