• Steven F
  • Last/current workplace: Duang Prateep Foundation / SJ Company Foundaton
  • 41 years old from Carlton, VIC

Introduction

My name is Steven Ferguson. I have recently returned home from Thaliand where I worked as a volunteer at a children's foundation where my roles included editor, translator, transcriber and flood relief worker. I also worked as a volunteer at another foundation focused on social development projects where my roles included english teacher and tour guide assistant. I have also been a community radio announcer, journalist, data entry (telstra), hospital receptionist and worked in hospitality and customer service. I am currently enrolled in my second year of a Diploma o Visual Art.

Employment History

  • Duang Prateep Foundation / SJ Company Foundaton

    • Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
    In my role as a volunteer in the international section at the Duang Prateep Foundation in Bangkok, I was required to edit reports written in rudimentry thai/english and edit letters and emails in english; translate letters and emails; transcribe emails and letters; greet and talk with guests; process data; prepare and distribute flood relief packages; and meet and talk with leaders and residents in communities affected by flooding. At the SJ Company Foundation I taught basic english to Thai women with limited english ability; created english lessons via PowerPoint; organised and conducted research for a slum tour which was part of a wider social development project; met, greeted, informed and answered questions from toursists; and assisted a tour through a slum community. This was demanding communications work which I really enjoyed. I learnt the importance of and the mechanics of language, how to define and explain meaning in a clear and direct way, occasionally adjusting my language to communicate more effectively, greet and talk with people from many other cultures in English and in the basics of other languages. I also learnt basic thai to enable me to engage with and to establish a rapport with colleagues and the wider public.

Skills

  • Phone System
  • Kitchenhand
  • Waiting Tables
  • Labour
  • Dog Walking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Data Entry
  • Event Work
  • Community Liaison
  • Banquets
  • Journalism
  • Catering Assistant
  • Cleaning
  • Outdoor Cleaning
  • Driver
  • Fast Food Procedures
  • Administrative Assistant

Education History

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    RMIT College of Design and Social Context current

    • From Jan 2010 - Current
    Currently enrolled in the Diploma of Visual Arts at RMIT College of Design and Social Context