Kia ora and Hello!
I am currently undertaking a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology through Massey University in New Zealand: this is done via distance study which gives me time to continue my work supporting individuals with diverse needs within our community. Through my study with Massey University, I have found that I have a strong interest in research and policy pertaining to education, disability, and diversity: specifically working together with families living with a disability, using strength-based and holistic approaches with families to provide positive outcomes and safer environments. My work history has provided personal experiences working with a unique range of cultures and abilities, as well as a multitude of practical skills from my previous career as a Baker and Pastry chef (which I’m still very passionate about!). I am particularly interested in providing care for youth with challenging behaviours: this is also an area I have personal experience in.
I am a quiet, calm and compassionate person with excellent communication skills in whatever medium is required. Very flexible with availability and could make myself available to work with what suits you and your family. I believe this is paramount for support work: finding a way that I can provide support for your family that is both holistic and strength-based, providing a safe environment and positive outcomes.
Acquired Brain injuries
Gardening and Yard Maintenance
Shopping and Errands
Keeping Fit - going to the gym
Therapy Support - OT, Speech, Physio
Skill Development (travel, routines, adaptive communication)
Rosters and Timesheets
Open Drivers Licence (manual)
Criminal History Screen
Happy to use own vehicle while travelling in the community
Sense of Humour
Lots of continued study within Psychology, particularly in regards to education. Gaming. Time spent with my children, one of whom is neurodiverse.