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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Kirsten
Teacher ID: 9383
Nationality: Australian
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 2nd November 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Bachelor of Community Health
University / Institution: Swinburne University of Technology
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

International TEFL and TESOL Training
220 Hour Master Package
Includes: TEFL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners and Teaching Business English

Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Youth Participation and Development Officer
Employer: Frontyard Youth Services – Melbourne City Mission
Date of employment: August 2018 – July 2019
Summary of role:

Coordinate, develop and implement Frontyard’s youth engagement initiatives through community and youth development. Enable young people to have input and to provide feedback on the way that services are delivered. Participate in key forums and partnership meetings and build relationships between Melbourne City Mission and external organisations. Facilitator of youth groups with a focus on consumer voice and the delivery of social justice campaigns.

Position


Job title: Participation and Engagement Advisor
Employer: City of Whittlesea
Date of employment: February 2018 – August 2018
Summary of role:

Community engagement for the Whittlesea 2040 Council Vision, plan and deliver community engagement activities, administration of internal committees and working groups, build and maintain effective internal and external partnerships, facilitation, develop tailored initiatives, create partnerships, identify gaps, problem solving.

Position


Job title: Community Engagement Officer
Employer: headspace Bairnsdale
Date of employment: November 2016 – January 2018
Summary of role:

– Health Promotion: deliver workshops on health promotion topics such as mental health, body esteem, headspace services, bullying, drugs and alcohol. Organise and deliver community events including awareness days, arts workshops, national holidays (IDAHOBIT, NAIDOC), represent headspace at community events.
– Community Engagement: Development of the Community Awareness Strategy, developed and maintain the website and Facebook content, produce documents and promotional materials, build relationships with external service providers, represent headspace at agency and professional networks, facilitate youth volunteer group, develop structure of various groups including games group for young people with autism, and LGBTIQ+ support group.

Position


Job title: Youth Engagment Project Officer
Employer: East Gippsland Shire Council
Date of employment: March 2014 – February 2016
Summary of role:

– Program Development and Facilitation: Establishment of the Youth Ambassador Committee, Committee facilitator of Youth Ambassador Committee and FReeZA committee (booking venue, creating agenda, distributing information to committee members, organising guest speakers, follow-up agenda items).
– Event Management: Organising, coordinating and delivering community events (Youth Festival, National Youth Week events, Youth Forum, Ramp Rage, Inspiring Young People, Career Open Day)
– Administration Tasks: (report writing, purchase orders, overseeing budget, Dataworks, addressing youth related emails and phone calls, risk management plans, permits)
– Liaising and Partnerships: liaising with stakeholders, partners, parents, young people, community members, internal staff, schools, and youth focused services to create meaningful relationships between Council and young people
– Writing of the Regional Youth Plan 2016

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have always loved travelling and experiencing different cultures. For me, travelling is about experiencing the local culture, meeting the local people and immersing myself in their customs and traditions. For me, teaching English abroad seems like the perfect opportunity to immerse myself into a new culture, whilst simultaneously assisting and developing the English language skills of local people. I have always dreamed of living overseas for an extended period of time and teaching English really does sound like the perfect opportunity.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I moved to Australia when I was 6 years old from the Netherlands. I was placed straight into school and had to learn English on my own, without anyone being able to help me. Because of this, I have an appreciation for learning the English language and can relate to the struggles/challenges of learning the English language. In addition to this, I have experience working with young people in various settings (including kindergarten, primary school and young people aged 12-25) and feel confident in my ability to establish rapport and create meaningful, professional relationships with the students. I am also comfortable with getting out of my comfort zones and in new environments. I never get home sick so I know I can handle living abroad.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Kirsten
Teacher ID: 9383
Nationality: Australian
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 2nd November 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Bachelor of Community Health
University / Institution: Swinburne University of Technology
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

International TEFL and TESOL Training
220 Hour Master Package
Includes: TEFL Certificate, Teaching English to Young Learners and Teaching Business English

Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Youth Participation and Development Officer
Employer: Frontyard Youth Services – Melbourne City Mission
Date of employment: August 2018 – July 2019
Summary of role:

Coordinate, develop and implement Frontyard’s youth engagement initiatives through community and youth development. Enable young people to have input and to provide feedback on the way that services are delivered. Participate in key forums and partnership meetings and build relationships between Melbourne City Mission and external organisations. Facilitator of youth groups with a focus on consumer voice and the delivery of social justice campaigns.

Position


Job title: Participation and Engagement Advisor
Employer: City of Whittlesea
Date of employment: February 2018 – August 2018
Summary of role:

Community engagement for the Whittlesea 2040 Council Vision, plan and deliver community engagement activities, administration of internal committees and working groups, build and maintain effective internal and external partnerships, facilitation, develop tailored initiatives, create partnerships, identify gaps, problem solving.

Position


Job title: Community Engagement Officer
Employer: headspace Bairnsdale
Date of employment: November 2016 – January 2018
Summary of role:

– Health Promotion: deliver workshops on health promotion topics such as mental health, body esteem, headspace services, bullying, drugs and alcohol. Organise and deliver community events including awareness days, arts workshops, national holidays (IDAHOBIT, NAIDOC), represent headspace at community events.
– Community Engagement: Development of the Community Awareness Strategy, developed and maintain the website and Facebook content, produce documents and promotional materials, build relationships with external service providers, represent headspace at agency and professional networks, facilitate youth volunteer group, develop structure of various groups including games group for young people with autism, and LGBTIQ+ support group.

Position


Job title: Youth Engagment Project Officer
Employer: East Gippsland Shire Council
Date of employment: March 2014 – February 2016
Summary of role:

– Program Development and Facilitation: Establishment of the Youth Ambassador Committee, Committee facilitator of Youth Ambassador Committee and FReeZA committee (booking venue, creating agenda, distributing information to committee members, organising guest speakers, follow-up agenda items).
– Event Management: Organising, coordinating and delivering community events (Youth Festival, National Youth Week events, Youth Forum, Ramp Rage, Inspiring Young People, Career Open Day)
– Administration Tasks: (report writing, purchase orders, overseeing budget, Dataworks, addressing youth related emails and phone calls, risk management plans, permits)
– Liaising and Partnerships: liaising with stakeholders, partners, parents, young people, community members, internal staff, schools, and youth focused services to create meaningful relationships between Council and young people
– Writing of the Regional Youth Plan 2016

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have always loved travelling and experiencing different cultures. For me, travelling is about experiencing the local culture, meeting the local people and immersing myself in their customs and traditions. For me, teaching English abroad seems like the perfect opportunity to immerse myself into a new culture, whilst simultaneously assisting and developing the English language skills of local people. I have always dreamed of living overseas for an extended period of time and teaching English really does sound like the perfect opportunity.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I moved to Australia when I was 6 years old from the Netherlands. I was placed straight into school and had to learn English on my own, without anyone being able to help me. Because of this, I have an appreciation for learning the English language and can relate to the struggles/challenges of learning the English language. In addition to this, I have experience working with young people in various settings (including kindergarten, primary school and young people aged 12-25) and feel confident in my ability to establish rapport and create meaningful, professional relationships with the students. I am also comfortable with getting out of my comfort zones and in new environments. I never get home sick so I know I can handle living abroad.

Additional information: