Gail H
January 14, 2020 Gail Hamilton
Personal Details
First Name
Gail H
Suburb
Toowong
Locations will travel to
Brisbane Inner Suburbs
Brisbane North
Brisbane South
Brisbane East
Brisbane West
Redland Bay
Extra Information

Will travel to anywhere in Brisbane and surrounding areas.

Employment Type
Contractor with ABN
Profile

I am a mature aged, retired social worker who worked for many years with Queensland Health in the alcohol, toacco and other drugs and mental health fields. This included both working directly with clients and managing a 24 hour Statewide suite of telephone services. After retirement I worked casually and volunteered with the Trading Circle, an organisation dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls in developing nations (now closed in Brisbane) and with Crimestoppers, a valuable community based service which has also now closed down and been returned to the Police. For the past 9 months I have been involved in the Disability Sector as a Support Facilitator.

I have skills in support, counselling, management, community engagement and problem-solving and am passionate about making a contribution in areas such as disability and disadvantage where I believe I can make a difference.

I am interested in support facilitation roles where I can support the person living with disability by:

– helping the person to live a fulfilling life and to achieve to their fullest potential through engagement with the community
– contributing to ensuring that they are receiving the level of care they are entitled to
– undertaking all administration tasks

In addition where appropriate, the role may also include providing support to families through assuming responsibility for day to day administrative tasks, management of support workers and general troubleshooting thus allowing time for the family to engage in quality time and helping relieve some of the day to day stressors.

Availability
Availability
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Availability Details

Availability is flexible across 7 days according to needs.

Experience / Exposure to Disability
Disability Support
Disability Support Adult
Acquired Brain injuries
Intellectual Disability
Vision Impairment
Down Syndrome
Other
Disability Support other

Alcohol and/or drug dependence

Mental Health
Depression
Anxiety
Schizophrenia
Bipolar
OCD
Support Areas
In the Community
Recreational Activities in the community
Keeping Fit - going to the gym
Hydrotherapy
Dancing
One to One Support
Therapy Support - OT, Speech, Physio
Skill Development (travel, routines, adaptive communication)
Administration
Personal Assistant
Team Management
Rosters and Timesheets
Other
Administration Other

Mentoring, organisation of day to day tasks, troubleshooting, liaising with Agencies, family counselling and support.

Additional Information
Specialist Skills
Other
Specialist Skills Other

Social Work

Requirements for Employment / Engagement
Current
Blue Card
Criminal History Screen
Own Car
Relevant Insurance
Application in Progress
Current CPR
Other
Happy to work with pets including therapy dogs
Happy to use own vehicle while travelling in the community
Qualifications
Qualifications
Degree
Other
Qualifications Other

Bachelor of Social Work
M.HSc.

Personality
Personality
Calm
Patient
Cheerful
Outgoing
Friendly
Sense of Humour
Energetic
Positive
Enthusiastic
Proactive
Great Listener
Problem Solver
Hobbies Interests and Passions

Spending time with my family, exercise and adventure travel.

Recent Career History

Date: 4/19 – current. Position: Disability Support Facilitator (Self Employed)
Description: Coordinating support workers including recruitment, rostering, mentoring, and supervising. Liaising with other agencies, troubleshooting and managing day to day client issues, identifying solutions and actioning client requests according to need. Sourcing, planning and scheduling community activities and engagement. Providing ongoing support to families.

Date: 4/18 – 4/19 Position: Team Member
Description: Servicing Crime Stoppers Hotline, taking reports and processing community information

Additional: Manager and retail assistant with The Trading Circle working to empower women and girls in developing nations. Long term Senior Social Worker with Queensland Health, managing the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Information and Counselling Service which included direct work with individuals and families.