Trauma-Informed Restorative Justice Trainer & Facilitator and Advocate /Team Member Restorative Justice for All (RJ4ALL) / Pro bono blogger and writer for The Trauma-Informed Law Project and RJ4ALL / Certified HeartMath 1:1Provider / Consultant & Coach

Experience

  • Team Member - Blogger (Pro bono)

    at Restorative Justice for All (RJ4ALL)

    January 2017 - at Present

    London

    I am grateful that RJ4ALL has accepted that as a team member, I wish to contribute to the communication of Restorative Justice research,efectiveness, diversity and dignity it brings to judicial and organisational culture. As at writing this summary, a Social Media strategy has been accepted, a considerable number of Blog titles chosen, and writing is about to commence. I am accountable to the directors of RJ4ALL, and I see it as a wondrful opportunity to advocate for Restorative Justice at a Facilitator level, and develop my writing skills for a very worthy cause.

  • Contributing Writer (pro bono)

    at The Trauma-Informed Law Project

    October 2016 - at Present

    Ontario

    I am amazed and grateful to be asked by Helgi Maki, a Partner at Bennet Jones LLP, to be a freelance (pro bono) contributing writer / blogger for this website / project she has initiated. It can be viewed at www.traumainformedlaw.org. I am an avid Restorative Justice advocate and I am also a recovering complex trauma survivor, and recovery advocate. This role not only helps me to develop my writing skills, but also to learn more about the legal profession, and the very real challenges that lawyers face in our modern world. I am grateful to my esteemed LinkedIn network connection, J.Kim Wright, for introducing me to Helgi.

  • College Counsellor

    at St Andrews Lutheran College

    July 2014 - October 2016

    State of Queensland

    During this period, I was on extended absence from St Andrews Lutheran College, under medical advice, to recover from an injury.

  • Symposiarch

    at Restorative Justice for All

    June 2016 - July 2016

    North Aegean

    Subsequent to a personal invitation, and acceptance of a submitted abstract, I was delighted and privileged to present a paper and participate with other Symposiarchs in this Symposium under the theme of "Disciplining and Taking Restorative Justice Forward: From Research & Theory to International Policy & Practice". I personally considered this Symposium to be a "beginning" and the continuation of intellectual rigor and skilled facilitation of judicial concepts, policies, and practices across many sectors. I seek to continue to be a "Peacemaker" at the training, intentional culture building, and facilitation levels.

  • College Counseller

    at St Andrews Lutheran College

    May 1999 - July 2014

    State of Queensland

    My role as a Counsellor at St Andrews Lutheran College included: 1:1, small group, and family Counselling / referrals for medium and long term cases that required support beyond my qualifications / Staff training in emotional literacy, Restorative Practices, Child Protection, Meditation / Policy development in liaison with Senior Leadership / Classroom teaching regarding conflict management, and Christian Spirituality / Facilitating Restorative (Conflict Resolution) sessions for students and staff, Writing of brochures, booklets etc regarding Conflict Resolution, Restorative Practices, Emotional Literacy, Presentations to our Parent Community / Supporting Staff / Facilitation of grief recovery and education program for Junior School Students / Liaison with fellow support staff and teachers regarding student welfare / Support of Senior Staff in the management of critical incidents / Support of Senior Leadership regarding Child Protection cases.

  • Risk and Compliance Committee Member

    at Lutheran Education Queensland

    October 2012 - June 2014

    State of Queensland

    This committee was responsible for innovation in, and oversight of, the increasingly complex needs of Queensland Lutheran Schools in the areas of Risk Assessment and management, compliance with Statutory requirements, and Data Management. My role was primarily to advise the committee regarding matters relating to Child Protection and associated Statutory Requirements.

  • Relational Management Coordinator

    at Lutheran Education Queensland

    January 2008 - December 2010

    State of Queensland

    Managed the implementation and development of Restorative Practices in Lutheran Schools across Queensland. it was quite an adventure over the 3 years I was involved...learning to understand existing cultures, develop policy, work cooperatively with Senior Staff, and lots of coaching and encouragement for schools as they "had a go" at building accountable communities based on effective relationships for learning.

  • Senior Counsellor

    at Lutheran Community Care

    January 1998 - May 1999

    State of Queensland

    Developed a Counselling Service to reflect compassion and understanding, with appropriate professional standards and accountability...and a cooperative network with other Service Providers in the Gold Coast Region.

  • Medical Scientist - Part time

    at Drs Sullivan & Nicolaides Pathology

    January 1993 - December 1997

    State of Queensland

    Issued provisional diagnoses for Medical Practitioners based on assessment of Bacteriological and/or Haematological specimens. I was also an after-hours on-call Scientist, on a roster basis.

  • Youth Resource Worker

    at Department of Family Services - Queensland State Government

    January 1991 - December 1991

    State of Queensland

    Supported young people who had been on Care & Control or Care & Protection Court Orders, and who had been referred to the Transitions Program. My role was to support the young people assigned to me, in areas such as self-care, finance and budgeting, job hunting, finding accommodation etc...anything to help them transition into life as young adults.

  • Gateway College of Ministry Intern

    at Gateway Baptist Church

    January 1990 - December 1991

    State of Queensland

    Intense 2 year academic and practical training in applied Christian Spirituality

  • Medical Scientist

    at Drs Sullivan & Nicolaides Pathology

    January 1983 - December 1989

    State of Queensland

    Issued provisional diagnoses to Medical Practitioners based on assessment of Bacteriological, Haematological, Biochemical, and Blood Transfusion specimens. I was also an after-hours on-call scientist on a roster basis

  • Volunteer (Part-time) Ambulance First Responder and Patient Transport Crew

    at Queensland Ambulance Service (formerly Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade)

    January 1976 - December 1979

    State of Queensland

    Because I was in my teenage years,I was always supervised by an experienced and qualified Ambulance Officer.

Education

  • Certified 1:1 Provider / Specialised resilience and stress coaching using HeartMath strategies and technology. Training was completed 22 June 2014

    at HeartMath Inc

    2014 - 2014 (1 year) State of Queensland

  • Diploma of Professional Counselling

    at Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

    1996 - 1997 (1 year) State of Queensland

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technology

    at Queensland University of Technology

    1979 - 1982 (3 years) State of Queensland

Languages

  • English Native

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