Penny K

Penny K
January 21, 2021 Penny Kerle
Personal Details
First Name
Penny K
Suburb
Springbrook
Locations will travel to
Gold Coast
Extra Information

I live in Springbrook so would prefer surrounding suburbs.
Nerang
Mudgeeraba
Austinville
Robina

Employment Type
Contractor with ABN
Employee
Profile

I am a patient, empathetic, caring and calm person and I think that these attributes have provided me with the strengths to follow a path providing support in my community. I have spent my life travelling and therefore learning the challenges and differences of the world and the suffering that so many endure. I decided I wanted to be a part of the change however slow it was. I want to help change the mindset of our community towards social inclusion and I believe by creating a conscious language, accessibility and education we can do this.

I am a people person and quite chatty but can also be quiet and reflective. I am a good listener, but also have an opinion if you want to hear it : )
I am conscious and mindful and if you want to achieve something I will be there to encourage you.

Availability
Availability
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Overnights
24 Hours
Availability Details

I prefer not to do short shifts.

Experience / Exposure to Disability
Disability Support
Disability Support Adult
Intellectual Disability
Mental Health
Schizophrenia
Support Areas
Around the House
Domestic Assistance
Meal Preparation
Cooking
In the Community
Recreational Activities in the community
Shopping and Errands
Keeping Fit - going to the gym
Art Therapy
Dancing
Water Sports
Basketball
Other
In the Community Other

I am a qualified yoga teacher and have held hand building community inclusion workshops.

One to One Support
Personal Care
Social Companionship
Grooming (hair, makeup etc...)
PEG Feeding
Hoists and Transfers
Additional Information
Specialist Skills
Diet and Nutrition
Requirements for Employment / Engagement
Current
Blue Card
Criminal History Screen
Own Car
Relevant Insurance
Application in Progress
First Aid
Current CPR
Other
Happy to work with pets including therapy dogs
Happy to use own vehicle while travelling in the community
Qualifications
Qualifications
Cert IV Disability Support
Personality
Personality
Calm
Patient
Friendly
Sense of Humour
Positive
Creative
Proactive
Great Listener
Problem Solver
Hobbies Interests and Passions

I love hiking and nature, swimming in waterfalls
Hand building pottery
Yoga
Drawing, painting, writing, being creative
Ocean swims and walks
Seeing friends and family
Dancing

Recent Career History

Home support worker – Private family
December 2018- current
Supporting 2 ladies with high complex needs. Peg feeding, personal care, community and home support, medication administration, supporting the ladies visions.

Home support worker – Private home
Jan 2019 – Dec 2020
Supporting a lady born with congenital amputation & her husband
Providing support in the home and community

Support worker – Private home
June 2017 – Nov 2018
Home and community support for a gentleman that suffered a stroke resulting in right side paralysis and loss of speech. A lot of wound care from skin cancer, hospital and doctor appointments for ongoing health issues.

Support worker – Private home
June 2017 – 2018
Home and community support for a young lady with a mild intellectual disability and schizophrenia. Cooking, health and exercise being a key responsibility in my position. Basic home duties, shopping and appointments.

Youth worker/Team leader – Residential
2001 – 2007
Providing one on one care for high needs young people. Rotating 24/7 roster providing care in home and community. Following personal support programs, providing leadership and support in all aspects of life.
As a team leader my role was extensive in my duties, creating support plans, meeting with governmental bodies concerning the young person, coordinating up to 16 houses at a time including workers’ roles and rosters.

I am also a qualified yoga teacher and up until recently I taught kids yoga in day care centres in Brisbane, moving to Springbrook is the reason I stopped.

I have volunteered in an orphanage in South America for 6 months and also in India for 5 months.

             

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