Early Childhood Teacher
I'm an experienced Early Childhood teacher, with experience working with vulnerable families, Children with challenging behaviours, Autism and have worked in the Brighter Futures program for FACs.
Early Childhood teacher/room leader
From April 2013
Nominated Supervisor/Early Childhood Teacher in Preschool
Collaroy Plateau Children's Centre
April 2012 - March 2013
Early Childhood Facilitator
Brighter Futures Campbelltown
December 2006 - January 2012
In my role as an Early Childhood Facilitator I work alongside Family caseworkers form Burnside and FAC'S, with a particular focus on the needs of the children within the family.
I assess the children's needs and work with parents and caseworkers to formulate goals to address any needs and delays that the children may have. I work with families to facilitate accessing their children to quality Early Childhood Education and resource them on all aspects of childcare. I also provide training to childcare staff and parents around the needs of the children, including behaviour management skills.
I establish and maintain positive working relationships between the EIP team, childcare centres, family day care schemes and families, as well as any medical professionals that need to be involved to meet the child's needs. I work on a consultative basis with caseworkers around early childhood issues and participate in case reviews.
I also facilitate Parent education groups each term.
Airds /Bradbury Family Centre
March 2000 - December 2006
In this position, I worked with children from 0-16 and their parents and families. I taught and developed Skills for Life groups for children in local preschools, primary and high schools. These groups focussed around social skills, behaviour management, anger management and developing self esteem. The programs enabled the children and young people to build on their skills, improve their self esteem and confidence, to feel valued and frequently experience success. It was an early intervention program that enabled the children and young people to build their resilience in order for them to bounce back from the effects of a variety of high risk situations and be able to face future life challenges.
My position also involved individual work and counselling with children and young people, running parenting groups, women's groups, working with Aboriginal women and their children, and doing family work with children and their families. I was also the First Aid officer.
Teacher and Authorised Supervisor
Step by Step Preschool
July 1996 - March 2000
In this position I was responsible for the care and education of the children, programming, supervising of all staff, organising accreditation (we were accredited at the highest level), office and administration duties, fees, banking, rosters, policies, working with families, liaising with government officials, hiring staff and overseeing the day to day running of the centre.
Teacher in the 4yr olds room
Ingleburn Preschool and Long Day Care Centre
July 1995 - May 1996
In this position I was responsible for the education and care of the children.
Teacher and Authorised Supervisor
Land of Oz Kindergarten
March 1994 - July 1995
In this position I was responsible for the care and education of the children, as well as organising accreditation, for which we received the highest level.
Matilda Preschool /Miss Lizzies Kindergarten
January 1991 - March 1994
FIRST AID CERTIFICATE:
St Johns Ambulance Senior First Aid certificate
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Western Sydney