Fraser Gray - Social Worker - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Leigh Fraser Gray

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Services

Social Worker

  • Part time

Summary:

An experienced, qualified and dedicated Social Worker, I have extensive skill and expertise in the Human Services. I am specifically trained in supporting the needs of children & their families, and building key relationships with associated stakeholders.

My Practice Framework is based on a deliberate and professional application of Attachment and Choice Therapy / Reality Theory and a Strengths-based and Narrative approach with an informative use of Trans-Theoretical Model of Change.

Most recently, I have trained in the area of Family Dispute Resolution (mediation).

Work History

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Relationships Australia - QLD

From April 2010

Provide initial, unbiased assessment of mediation needs to both or several parties seeking to mediate the needs of their dependants and/or property following or leading up to a marital / relationship separation or divorce.

Social Worker - Final Unpaid Field Placement, Bachelor of Social Work

Department of Education Queensland - FLEXIBLE LEARNING CENTRE

July 2007 - January 2008

Provide Social Work-based forms of intervention to children and youth experiencing educative disruption. Provide counselling to children and/or their parents, including use of Expressive Therapies. Exposure to Managing Young Children's Program to assist parents to adopt positive parenting skills in managing behaviour of concern.

Intensive Family Support Coordinator

Lifeline Community Care, Cairns

January 2006 - July 2007

Provide on-going community based support to clients (children, youth and adults) associated with the Department of Communities - Child Safety, Cairns North and South. Provide relevant and timely statistical data to the funding body (DoCs). Provide counselling, case management, practical support and encouragement to assist clients to achieve such goals as successful and permanent reunification with the children or make key decisions acting in the best interest of such children.

PROJECT / CONTRACT - paid Field Placement

Queensland Health, Innisfail Hospital

June 2005 - December 2005

A paid Field Placement whereby I actively facilitated the introduction of a Child Protection presence in a rural hospital to guide Mandatory Reporting practices by Nursing staff as per legislative requirements. I was duly awarded the MARGARET YANDELL AWARD FOR FIELD PLACEMENT EXCELLENCE by Monash University.

Child Safety Officer, Reunification Team

Department of Communities, Child Safety - Cairns North

January 2004 - May 2005

A Child Safety Officer providing a statutory means of intervention where substantial harms to children is suspected.

Child Support Officer

Child Support Agency, Brisbane

January 2001 - January 2004

A legislative based form of customer service assisting parents meet their financial responsibilities to dependants following a separation or divorce.

Intensive Assistance Client Manager

Mission Employment

January 2000 - January 2001

Providing on going assistance and support to clients experiencing long term unemployment.

Weekend Supervisor / Residential Support

Salvation Army

January 1999 - March 2000

Part Time / weekend provision of support to women and their children experiencing homelessness.

Child and Youth Support Worker, Domestic Violence Refuge

Uniting Care, Domestic Violence Services, Brisbane

January 1998 - April 1999

Provision of case management based support to children escaping Domestic Violence.

Projects

Certificate Training and Assessment

I am able to facilitate and co facilitate client groups of a training, therapeutic or family conference nature.

TRAINED COUNSELLOR

I am developing skills and expertise in Expressive Therapies and Emotional Release Counselling.

FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION

I am developing skills in Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) assisting parents make plans for their dependants and property following separation or divorce.

CASE / CLIENT MANAGEMENT

I assist clients to achieve set goals based on a client / case management form of assessment and intervention.

Preparing to return to Part Time work

Preparing to return to Part Time work in Brisbane in 2013.

Qualifications & Certifications

REFLECT AND IMPROVE UPON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

REFLECT AND IMPROVE UPON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

ASIST - APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING

ASIST - APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING

TRAFFIC LIGHTS MODEL OF SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

TRAFFIC LIGHTS MODEL OF SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

COURSE IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL AWARENESS

COURSE IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL AWARENESS

Redland Community College, Senior College, ALEXANDRA HILLS, BRISBANE

Harristown State High School, TOOWOOMBA

DIPLOMA OF HUMAN AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, 1998

Caboolture Tafe, BRISBANE

VOCATIONAL POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION, 2011

Relationships Australia

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK, 2008

Monash University, Caulfield Campus, MELBOURNE

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 2002

Monash University, Caulfield Campus, MELBOURNE

CERTIFICATE IV, TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT, 2004

Success Training College, CAIRNS

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