Social work consultant

I have been the director and Pastor (Queensland Congregational Church) of a 15 bed Christian psychiatric dual diagnosis residential facility from 2010 to January 2015. In this time my skill base has grown to include business operations, financial management & strategic planning, clinical leadership & evaluation, staff employment & supervision, case management, inter-agency & interdisciplinary engagements, report writing and reporting to relevant funding providers, among a myriad of general operational tasks.

I have facilitated the running of a day program for mental health, addiction recovery and trauma recovery and have trained a number of students and staff in mental health and recovery philosophy. My practice is trauma informed. This experience has been founded on my 11 years of living with and beside people who experience serious mental ill health and addiction problems. I feel that I have accumulated a strong understanding of needs both for those people, adults & children who seek this service type and for service providers.

I have also undertaken pastoral work within the context of a recovery facility and am able to support church organisations to increase their understanding and abilities in assisting the many people in our churches and communities who suffer from mental ill health. This includes community development projects and developing support programs.

I believe that I can offer some quality support within the context of consultancy, training and/or relief practice management within the mental health, addiction and trauma recovery sector.

My fees are negotiated based on the needs of the inquirer.