Marie F

Marie F
June 1, 2021 Marie Fitzgibbon
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Personal Details
First Name
Marie F
Suburb
Brighton
Locations will travel to
Brisbane Inner Suburbs
Brisbane North
Moreton Bay
Employment Type
Contractor with ABN
Profile

* My personal experiences inform my belief that every individual needs to be shown interest, acceptance, understanding, compassion & empathy despite individual differences & choices & regardless of their circumstances.
* I was a Brisbane Youth Justice Youth Worker for eight years working within a Trauma Informed framework.
* I am approachable & informal in my communication style, comfortably relating to people from many walks of life. I expect & respect difference. I encouraged people to feel at ease in my company by listening, identifying common ground & tailoring my communication style to build rapport.
* In a proactive & inclusive manner, I have the diplomacy, persistence & stamina required to connect people to opportunities. For example I recognized & encouraged the artistic talent of a young person who was initially homeless & had only completed Grade 9. I facilitated him being accepted into Griffith University & receiving a Smith Family scholarship.
* I use my initiative and creativity to find solutions. To address personal hygiene & body image issues with a young female, I instigated weekly water aerobics sessions.
* I have enabled people to recognise & utilise their resources, strengths, talents, skills, options & opportunities to improve their outlook & prospects. I understand the tangible & ongoing difference that needs-appropriate support can make.
* Triggered by numerous forms & combinations of hardship many people are pressed into developing resilience. I have learnt from & developed practical rapport with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander colleagues, clients & their families. I am aware of the strengths of & the disadvantage suffered by, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people both from a historical & contemporary perspective. As a Youth Worker I was often personally requested to work with young people & their families, & was thanked by them for the empathetic, energetic & effective style in which I did my job.
* I am experienced in being open & genuine without revealing my personal details or imposing my beliefs. I respect professional boundaries & understand the challenge of building trust whilst preventing dependency. I have been with many people when they are highly vulnerable, substance affected &/or under emotional pressure. I understand how to express empathy & demonstrate support in a professional manner, without endorsing behaviours of concern.
* Several times I have undergone Code of Conduct training for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Qld Dept Communities, Qld Dept Justice & Attorney General & Uniting Care. I have signed Secrecy agreements & have been in many positions where I have had access to highly sensitive & confidential legal, medical, financial & personal information. I have at all times demonstrated personal integrity, tact, discretion & accountability for the protocols of privacy & information security.
* I have proven myself to be honest, patient, flexible, willing to take direction & to assimilate new information, in dynamic workplaces where change is to be expected, & in response plans & actions are constantly adapted.
* I approach life with a sense of humour.

Availability
Availability
Saturday
Sunday
Availability Details

I currently work in a flexible on call arrangement with one client. This is usually between Monday and Friday.. I can be available on weekends.
If I had one of the weekdays (preferably Tuesday or Wednesday) where I was permanently booked I could manage both clients without a clash.

Experience / Exposure to Disability
Disability Support
Disability Support Adult
Acquired Brain injuries
Autism
Mental Health
Depression
Anxiety
OCD
Support Areas
Around the House
Meal Preparation
Cooking
In the Community
Recreational Activities in the community
Shopping and Errands
Keeping Fit - going to the gym
Art Therapy
Hydrotherapy
Music Therapy
Singing
Dancing
One to One Support
Social Companionship
Therapy Support - OT, Speech, Physio
Skill Development (travel, routines, adaptive communication)
Administration
Personal Assistant
Additional Information
Specialist Skills
Art Therapy
Requirements for Employment / Engagement
Current
Criminal History Screen
Own Car
Open Drivers Licence (manual)
Other
Happy to work with pets including therapy dogs
Qualifications
Qualifications
Other
Qualifications Other

University of Queensland Bachelor of Arts (incomplete)
University of Tasmania Bachelor of Fine Arts (incomplete)
Hospitality Australia 2000 Certificate II in Hospitality
Queensland Youth Justice RTO Certificate IV in Youth Justice

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Qld Depts of Communities & Justice and Attorney General
Code of Conduct
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability
Cultural Awareness and Capability
First Aid & CPR Training
Mental Health First Aid
Suicide Awareness
Working with sexual offenders
Working with drug and alcohol affected people
Aggression Replacement Training
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Changing Habits And Reaching Targets
Community Recovery Training
Financial Community Recovery Training
Effective Recording
Defensive Driving

Australian Film Television & Radio School
Art Department Management and Production Design
Continuity
Location Management

Queensland Community Arts Network
Community Consultation
Negotiating Public Art
WPHS for Arts/Events Workers

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

Conversing and socializing with friends and family
Involvement in collaborative creative projects
Collecting a range of Retro household items
Viewing Art
Viewing live performances and music
Watching films
Reading
Social Media

Recent Career History

JUNE 2019 – CURRENT
NDIS Mental Health Support Worker
(BESPOKE LIFESTYLES administer this role)

OCTOBER 2020
Senior Issuing Officer (Pre-polling and election vote tallying.)
QUEENSLAND ELECTORAL COMMISSION

JULY – DECEMBER 2018
Field Interviewer
Survey Disability Aged & Carers Queensland
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS

2016
Census Field Officer
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS

2014
Youth Worker – Emergency & Residential Youth Shelters
UNITING CARE
Bardon, Aspley & Brighton.

2008 to July 2016
Youth Worker
QLD DEPT. JUSTICE & ATTORNEY GENERAL – YOUTH JUSTICE

2011
Community Recovery Outreach Team Manager
QLD DEPT. COMMUNITIES – YOUTH JUSTICE
Bundaberg

2008 –2011
Community Recovery Worker
QLD DEPT. COMMUNITIES – YOUTH JUSTICE
Brisbane, Ipswich, Mackay, Airlie Beach, Townsville, Palm Island, Mt Isa, Roma, St George, Bollon

             

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