Client Services

Program Manager Client Services
Position Vacant

Duties: Responsible for management and support of five units NPAFACS including – NPA Healing Centre, NPA Women’s Shelter, Safe House Services, Child Well Being Unit and Emotional Well Being Unit.  Duties include staff, program and practice management.

 

 

ATODS Counsellor
Charly Waldorf

Place of birth: Bonn, Germany

Duties:  To provide a counselling and support service to the people of the NPA regarding alcohol, smoking and drug issues that they may wish to address at an individual and family level

Qualifications:

  • Accredited Gestalt therapist
  • Cert IV Alcohol and other drugs work

Email address: charlywaldorf@npaws.com.au

 

 

 

Child Wellbeing Unit Team Leader
John Huntly

Place of Birth: United Kingdom

Duties: To ensure that the aims of the NPA Child Well Being unit are achieved. To ensure that team members of CWB unit follow best practice and local protocols in working with families and individuals of the NPA.

Qualifications:

  • BSc in Counseling Psychology
  • Diploma of Professional Counseling – majoring in Abuse and Abuse trauma counseling and Career Guidance counseling
  • Diploma in Advanced Criminology
  • Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness
  • Certificate  in Instructional Skills
  • Certificate of Industrial Occupational health & Safety

Email Address: johnhuntly@npaws.com.au

 

 

 

Child and Youth Therapist
Danny Drake

Place of birth: Malaysia

Duties: To provide therapeutic counselling for children and youth in the NPA who have experienced any traumatic event and/or are displaying inappropriate behaviours in the community, that will assist their healing.

Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Community Counseling
  • Nationally Certified Counsellor

Email address: dannydrake@npaws.com.au

 

 

 

Safe House Services Manager
Jessica Addinsall

Place of Birth: Albury NSW

Duties: I am the team leader of the Safe House Services Team which includes the Residential Safe House, Family Coach Program and Foster and Kinship Care Program. These program provide, education, support and care to children and their families who are engaging with Depart of Child Safety.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Rural Social Welfare University of Ballarat.

Email: jessicaaddinsall@npaws.com.au

 

 

 

Safe House – House Parent
Jean Sunai

Place of Birth: Thursday Island

Duties: To provide quality care for children who stay at the Safe house and are subject to Intervention by Child Safety Services, whilst keeping them in the NPA so they may maintain their family and cultural connections.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate IV Child protection
  • Certificate IV Case Management

Email Address: jeansunai@npaws.com.au

 

 

 

Safe House – House Parent
Lucy Ropeyarn

Duties: To provide quality care for children who stay at the Safe house and are subject to Intervention by Child Safety Services, whilst keeping them in the NPA so they may maintain their family and cultural connections.

Email Address: lucyropeyarn@npaws.com.au

 

 

Safe House – House Parent
Magdeline Lifu

Duties: To provide quality care for children who stay at the Safe house and are subject to Intervention by Child Safety Services, whilst keeping them in the NPA so they may maintain their family and cultural connections.

Email Address: magdelinelifu@npaws.com.au

 

 

Safe House – House Parent (relief)
Marina Poi Poi

Duties: To provide quality care for children who stay at the Safe house and are subject to Intervention by Child Safety Services, whilst keeping them in the NPA so they may maintain their family and cultural connections.

Email Address: marinapoipoi@npaws.com.au

 

 

Safe House – House Parent (relief)
Jacqui Sebasio

Duties: To provide quality care for children who stay at the Safe house and are subject to Intervention by Child Safety Services, whilst keeping them in the NPA so they may maintain their family and cultural connections.

 

 

Safe House – House Parent (relief)
Yancy Williams

Duties: To provide quality care for children who stay at the Safe house and are subject to Intervention by Child Safety Services, whilst keeping them in the NPA so they may maintain their family and cultural connections.

 

 

Safe House – House Parent (relief)
Loyla Mark

 

Duties: To provide quality care for children who stay at the Safe house and are subject to Intervention by Child Safety Services, whilst keeping them in the NPA so they may maintain their family and cultural connections.

 

 

Family Coach – NPA Safe House
Gina Nona

Place of Birth: Thursday Island

Duties: To provide practical support and assistance to parents and families who are subject to statutory child protection intervention, including Intervention with parental agreement, with the goal for children to safely remain in or return to their family home

Qualifications:

  • Certificate 2 & 3 in Business Administration
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV  Child Protection
  • Statement of Attendance- Metal Health Training for workers in Aboriginal & TSI
  • Communities Program
  • Statement of Attainment  Cert 3 & 4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health (Community Care)
  • Certificate of Attainment – Introduction to Residential Care – Responding to Challenging
  • Behaviours- Introduction to Behavioural Management Practices
  •  Certificate of Attendance- Quality improvement Council * Review Cycle Preparation & Management
  •  Certificate of Attendance-Land Trust Capacity Development Training Modules
  • Local Government Association of Qld-Governance

Email Address: ginanona@npaws.com.au

 

 

Safe House – Child and Youth Support Worker
Francyna Mandie

Place of Birth: Thursday Island

Duties: To enable the children and youth of the Safe House to maintain their family and community connections whilst residing in the Safe House.

Qualifications:

  • Cetificate IV Child Youth & Family intervention
  • Certificate IV Family Intervention – Child Protection

Email Address: francynamandie@npaws.com.au

 

 

Safe House – Child and Youth Support Worker
Clarissa Dwyer

Place of Birth: Rockhampton

Duties: To enable the children and youth of the Safe House to maintain their family and community connections whilst residing in the Safe House.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate IV Case Management

Email Address: clarissadwyer@npaws.com.au

 

 

Safe House – Child and Youth Support Worker (relief)
Brian Sebasio

Duties: To enable the children and youth of the Safe House to maintain their family and community connections whilst residing in the Safe House.

 

 

Co-Ordinator at NPA Women’s Shelter
Venice Skeen

Place of Birth: Cherbourg Australia

Duties: Oversee the everyday operations at the Shelter; manage staff of 5 permanent workers with currently 2 casual relief workers. The Shelter caters to women and children experiencing Domestic & Family Violence. Clients are offered counselling, referrals, advocacy and support.

Qualifications:

  •  Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic & Family Violence
  •  Counselling
  • First Aid (CPR)
  •  Cert IV Training & Assessment

Email Address: veniceskeen@npaws.com.au

 

 

Women’s Shelter Support Worker
Greta Sam

Duties: To support clients entering the Women’s Shelter, ensuring that their stay is safe and comfortable.

Email Address: gretasam@npaws.com.au

 

 

 

 

Women’s Shelter Support Worker
Elma Yoelu

Duties: To support clients entering the Women’s Shelter, ensuring that their stay is safe and comfortable.

Email Address: elmayoelu@npaws.com.au

 

 

 

 

Womens Shelter Support Worker
Josie Lifu

Duties: To support clients entering the Womens Shelter, ensuring that their stay is safe and comfortable.

 

 

 

 

Womens Shelter Support Worker (Releif)
Florence Daniels

Duties: To support clients entering the Womens Shelter, ensuring that their stay is safe and comfortable.

 

 

 

 

Coordinator/Counsellor – Healing Centre Domestic & Family Violence Prevention

Tess La Fontaine

Place of birth: Wodonga, Victoria

Duties: My role is to coordinate the activities of the NPA Healing Centre and to provide a counselling service to assist in addressing issues of domestic and family violence with the individuals and communities of the NPA. Programs delivered at the Healing Centre focus on the reduction of violence, anger management and reduction of stress.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Work

Email address: tesslafontaine@npaws.com.au

 

 

Art Therapist
Gabriele Peters

Place of birth: Gemunden, Germany

Duties: To provide services that encourage individuals and communities to resolve personal and community stresses in a more positive and culturally appropriate manner; Therapeutic arts and craft workshop including groups and individual one to one sessions

Qualifications:

  • Associate Diploma Creative Arts
  • Training and Assessment
  • Responding to Domestic and Family Violence

Email address: gabrielepeters@npaws.com.au

 

 

Healing Centre
Joelle Peters

Place of Birth: Sydney

Duties: To work as a member of the Domestic & Family Violence Prevention team, assisting individuals and the community to obtain the necessary information and supports to address issues of violence.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Advance Diploma Business

Email Address: joellepeters@npaws.com.au