Counselling, Lecturing, Training
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG AND NKUNGAMATHE YOUTH FORUM, NKANDLA
o Development of community leadership and development programme
o Workshop facilitator of people-centred Asset-Based Community development programme presented to 35 youth leaders in rural Nkandla area
o Researching the role of culture in women in community empowerment initiatives
o Consultation with local leadership structures to initiate development initiatives
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
o Individual therapy of learners on a weekly basis
o Psycho-educational group work
o Social skills training, eg sexual development, bullying, self-esteem, social skills
o EAP interventions with staff members
o Staff training and facilitation of workshops
o Consultation with parents, parenting skills training
o Liaison with psychiatrists and medical practitioners regarding referral of learners
SOCIAL WORKER IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
NOVALIS HOUSE FOR INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED ADULTS
o Therapy to clients and families
o Psycho-Educational Groupwork
o Training of staff
o Brain Gym and music therapy sessions
o Design of development programmes to aid stimulation and actualization of potential
o Formulation of Individualised Development Programmes for clients, based on the Circle of Courage model
o Supervision of local and international university internship students
o Liaison with community and local business to generate awareness and funding
Community Development Practice
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG, WITWATERSRAND and UNISA (2008-present)
o Lecturer: basic communication skills, Community Development Practice, Course coordinator: Certificate Course in Basic Skills for People-Centred Community Development at Unisa
o Course coordinator and lecturer: Asset-Based Community Development for People-Centred facilitors
o Coaching and mentoring of Community Development internship students on Masters level
o Presenter of workshops for supervisors of internship students
o Development of modules for Degree in Community Development, University of Johannesburg
o Development of certificate programme in Asset-Based Community Development and Leadership, University of Johannesburg
o Assessor: Research dissertations Unisa
o External Examiner: Honours course in Social Work Ethics, Unisa
PRETORIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
DIRECTOR, THERAPY FOR AFRICA
ART. 21 COMPANY
I formed part of a group of clinical practitioners from various expert fields across South Africa with the main aim to empower people through training and therapy.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER, ISIPHEPHELO AIDS HOSPICE
o Counselling of caregivers on a weekly basis to prevent burn-out
o Contact with terminal patients.
o Development of community project to develop skills of caregivers and peer educators in terms of counselling, antiretroviral therapy and medication.
o Fundraising and networking among government organisations, businesses, welfare organisations, community action groups.
FOUNDER AND COORDINATOR OF HOUSE OF MERCY WELFARE ORGANISATION (registered NPO)
I was responsible for managing the business strategy, fund-raising and volunteers of this registered non-profit organisation, which aims to provide counselling, care and developmental support to AIDS orphans and affected families in eMbalenhle.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER, CHRISTELIKE MAATSKAPLIKE RAAD, SECUNDA
o Development of communities through empowerment initiatives.
o Group work with unemployed women, crèche teachers and children in disadvantaged communities.
o Networking with funder organisations and local communities.
o Presentation and management of life skills programmes to empower children, women and the elderly.
o Management of welfare budgets for projects.
o Organisation of World AIDS Day, winter and Christmas community projects
o Management and monitoring of a volunteer corps
EDUCATIONAL KINESIOLOGIST IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
in private remedial education practice to assist individuals with neurological integration through Brain Gym® techniques.
o Specialisation areas: Concentration deficits, study methods, self esteem, stress management in learning environment, parental guidance.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
o Organisation and coordination of special events
o Presentation of educational factory tours to overseas visitors and groups
o In-house communication: interventions, managing of corporate communication strategy
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, SASOL, SECUNDA
o Editor of in-house magazine
o Facilitation of communication processes to employees to integrate change and transformation interventions in the organisation
o Management and supervision of communication strategy
o Liaison with Management to improve communication processes
EDITOR, DE JAGER-HAUM PUBLISHERS
o Editing and publishing of school text books in African languages
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Johannesburg cum laude
Advanced Play Therapy
Centre for Play Therapy
University of Pretoria
III and English III
University of Pretoria
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