Why do you do what you do?
I have always had a passion for working alongside children and families especially in the early childhood space.
Why is it important?
Research tells us that working with children and their families in the early years will have the best outcomes for their future.
When are you the most happiest at work? What were you doing?
Meeting families when they first start with Firstchance and helping them decide what supports can be implemented to achieve goals with their child.
When you were a kid, what did you tell people you wanted to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to become a nurse.
Explain what you do at Firstchance
I am the Program Manager at Firstchance. The largest program at Firstchance is where services are provided under the NDIS funding. My role involves meeting with families to help them decide what services and supports their child needs within their NDIS funding, working alongside all the amazing staff at Firstchance to deliver a variety of services, making operational decisions about how best to provide services and always thinking of improvements.
What is your favourite game/book/activity to do in session @ the moment? Or just in general.
As I don’t work directly with children I will say that my favourite game at home is Taboo and I love completing the Sudoku and Crossword in the Newcastle Herald on the Weekend.