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CV, Youth Worker Seeking Work In Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 42654
(12/18/1989, female)
List top 5 skills: disability care, mental health, mental health care, qualified youth worker, support worker, welfare care
Short Bio:

Having worked in the Mental Health sector for two of the UK’s largest Mental Health charities and Specialist Education Services, I have gained diverse experience in the field of Youth Work. I have experience within an Educational setting, assisting vulnerable Young People in School and College life, as well as in supported Residential Environments. I thrive in working within a multidisciplinary team and feel my current work experience has equipped me with strong skills in communication.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

education and training, Medical and Nursing, other

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, India, new zealand, Nicaragua



Career Profile

Youth and Mental Health Support Worker:

Having worked in the Mental Health sector for two of the UK’s largest Mental Health charities and Specialist Education Services, I have gained diverse experience in the field of Youth Work. I have experience within an Educational setting, assisting vulnerable Young People in School and college life, as well as in supported residential environments.

I have worked both day and night shifts working within a multidisciplinary team of Therapist’s, Psychologists and Counsellors. I have a wide range of experience in the field from supporting individuals on the Autistic Spectrum; Severe to mild Asperges. As well as supporting individuals in the recovery phase of Mental illness; ranging from Personality Disorders to Schizophrenia and Depression. This diversity taught me how different every individual is and the importance of devising unique support plans for each individual.

I am committed to continuing a career in the field of Youth Work and passionate in finding work that enables me to support individuals in reaching their fullest potential and thriving in life.

 

Education

The University of Bournemouth
2008-2011
BSc (Hons) Psychology- Achieved 2:1

 

The Henley College 2006-2008
Psychology A level: Grade B
Art A level: Achieved Grade B

 

Wycombe High School
2001-2006

9 GCSE’s A*-C including English, Maths and Science.

-Achieving A* in music.

 

Relevant Work experience

The Richmond Fellowship: Mental health charity
March 2012- Dec 2013
Mental Health Recovery Support Worker:

-Supporting adults in the recovery stage of their Mental Health illness’s (Major depression, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder and Psychosis) using a highly sensitive and professional approach.

-Providing awareness about Mental Health with a wide range of techniques and coping strategies available for clients.

-Organising external support groups for clients to attend and supporting them in these. Art therapy and Music therapy sessions, mindfulness/meditation and positive talking groups.

-Worked within a multidisciplinary team, which involved regular meetings with other medical professionals, carers, service providers and other agencies, to ensure clients’ functioning needs and goals were being met.

-Devising frequent reports on individuals progress and assessing where intervention may be needed or changed.

 

Cambian Education: Specialist in Autism and Asperges
June 2008- Dec 2013
Senior Support Worker:

-Taking a proactive role in multi-disciplinary meetings with parents, Therapists, Psychologist about individuals in care and coming up with high quality support plans.

-Providing support and mentoring to individuals in care and also a team of staff after being promoted to a Senior position.

-Fully trained and qualified in the administration of medication.

-Devising daily plans and rota’s for a team of at least 8 staff members and being in charge of the daily activities arranged.

-Writing monthly and annual reviews on the progress of individuals in care and liasing with social workers and parents about the suitability of the individuals placement.

-Organised and held weekly activity groups which included Art therapy sessions and a music making group.

 

Other Employment History
(UK & Australia)

Nanny (AU)
Sept 2015-February 2016

 

Wycombe Hospital (UK)
May 2015-August 2015
Booking Co-Ordinator

 

The Castle Hotel (AU)
Hotel and restaurant
July 2014- April 2015

Waitress and Barista

 

AGL Energy
Australia’s largest energy provider
Jan 2014-July 2014
Telesales professional

 

Smart Raspberry (UK)
Children’s cookery school Summer 2008
Child care assistant

 

The De Vere Group (UK)
Hotel and conference centre
2006 – May 2008 Waitress silver service trained, Barista

 

The Stationary Box (AU)
Stationary shop
Aug 2004 – May 2006
Sales Assistant

 

Personal Interests and achievements

TEFL 140 Teaching English as a Foreign Language Qualification

Music examinations:- Piano- Grades 1-7. Harp– Grades 1-4. Music theory- distinction.

Stagecoach; Dance, Drama and singing school for 3 years.

I enjoy keeping fit through running, yoga and dance.