• Donna J
  • High School Tutor
  • Last/current workplace: Self Employed
  • 53 years old from Benowa, QLD

Introduction

I am a professional counsellor with extensive experience in facilitating a healthy relationship program in primary schools on the Gold Coast. In this position I was able to engage with primary school students to discuss issues of 'safety' and 'protective behaviours' as well as 'understanding self and others' to create more harmony within the school. This past role has deepened my interest in empowering young people to make better life choices through an increased sense of self-belief, which can then have an enormous impact on their confidence to learn, participate and achieve. I am passionate about encouraging students to develop some emotional intelligence to support their growth. In addition to this I am certified to present the 123 Magic Parenting program which can greatly assist life at home for the student and parent. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this with you further.

Employment History

  • Self Employed

    • Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
    August 2014 Self Employed (We are Creating Harmony) 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Course Varsity Lakes Community Centre Delivered 3 session Parenting Course to 10 family groups
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc

    • Aug 2008 - Aug 2012
    August 2008 - August 2012 Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc. SUPA KIDS Facilitator in Gold Coast Primary Schools Responsibilities • Provide community education in schools. (SUPA KIDS program) • Facilitate classroom session around safety, protective behaviours, differences, positive relationships and anger awareness. • Facilitate small groups of young boys who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system • Identify and respond to current classroom climate or current affairs • Develop ongoing resources in response to school criteria • Support and refer service providers in relation to any aspect of domestic violence relating to children and young people. • Liaise with other service providers regarding possibilities for collaboration in service delivery. • Participate in relevant networks and forums in relation to domestic violence and service to children and young people for both internal and external stakeholders • Maintain clear communication across both the team and school environments • Participate in regular and ongoing consultation with the Counselling Manager and Coordinator to discuss issues that may impact on work performance. • Participate in service policy review and development

Skills

  • Teaching
  • Other

Education History

  • Australian Institute of Professional Counselling

    • Ended Jan 2007
    Diploma of Professional Counselling, Australian Institute of Professional Counselling 2007 Major - Child Development and Effective Parenting Major - Grief and Loss Counselling Completion of: