I love being a Developmental Educator because it keeps me on my toes! I am always learning and developing my own skills, whilst supporting so many unique and wonderful people work towards their goals. I love the fact I can support individuals and entire community's to creatively think outside the box, work together, and find solutions.
The power within a community, no matter the size, can be incredible to witness.
Growing up I spent a long time wanting to be a stage actress, in my late teens my focus turned to animal and human rights and I began exploring how I could be involved within these areas.
When I am not being a DE I am outside hiking and exploring, usually followed by a good coffee in one of my many favourite cafes. I try to fit in some reading every day. I love cooking, and am always grateful if I can find the time on a Sunday to relax in the kitchen.
I have to start dancing if I hear 'Come on Eileen' by Dexy's Midnight Runners (no matter WHERE I am....just try me)
Kate: Clinical Lead
I love being a Developmental Educator because I am curious and enjoy learning about other people and what they aspire to. I like being able to help facilitate steps that assist someone live their best life.
Growing up for a while I thought I would be a racing car driver!
When I am not being a DE you will find me outdoors! I love being in nature and exploring new places by running, hiking, kayaking or camping out. Relaxing by the beach or around a campfire is my ideal downtime.
I have to start dancing if I hear the song: Not sure if it would be described as dancing . . . some awkward shuffling perhaps to Gang of Youths.
I love being a Developmental Educator because I get to contribute towards my clients building the skills that will help to make meaningful and positive changes in their lives.
Growing up I thought I would be a lead dancer in stage shows at Movie World.
When I am not being a DE you will find me sewing, gardening or out with friends.
I have to start dancing if I hear anything with a good rhythm and catchy lyrics. It doesn’t take much to entice me onto the dance floor.
I love being a Developmental Educator because I love building safe and trusting relationships with my clients and feel privileged to be a part of their journey, in supporting them to achieve their individual goals.
Growing up I thought I would be a Vet. I loved animals. Followed closely by teacher.
When I am not being a DE you will find me enjoying my beautiful family.
I have to start dancing if I hear the song: Too many songs to choose from, but here's a guaranteed win - 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' - Whitney Houston
I love being a Developmental Educator because I’m passionate about diverse communities, especially ones that embrace people with varied abilities. As a Developmental Educator I get the honour of helping to make this happen. I love being able to assist people to develop their skills and live the life they aspire to.
Growing up I thought I would be a travel writer. While this was not to be, I still like an adventure!
When I am not being a DE I will be hiking up a hill or walking a beach somewhere.
I have to start dancing to almost anything. I love music and moving!
I love being a Developmental Educator because I am passionate about learning and personal development. It is exciting to see people learn and push forward and progress toward the goals that matter to them. One of the great joys is to see people form new understandings of themselves or those they support because with new understanding comes better relationships and the power to make positive change for themselves or for others.
I also love that I get to learn so much from the awesome people I support who also share their knowledge, ideas and interests with me. I truely believe that knowledge is power so if I can share some useful knowledge or receive some, then I’ve had a good day.
Growing up I thought I would be a Vet. I also thought a Vet’s main role was to snuggle puppies all day long……
When I am not being a DE you will find me walking my dogs, taking care of my chooks, seeing and making art and enjoying all that is on offer in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
I have to start dancing when I hear 'Shake it Off' by Taylor Swift (affectionately know as T Swizz in our house)
I love being a Developmental Educator because every day presents new challenges and experiences. I have always had a passion in working with people and the community. I love that fact that I am able to support and empower people to reach their personal goals through a person-centered approach.
Growing up I thought I was going to be a teacher or I wanted to be a host of Getaway, so I could work and see the world!
When I am not a DE you’ll find me in the outdoors exploring with my beautiful dog, playing football, reading or spending time with friends and family.
I have to start dancing when I hear anything with a catchy beat. I don’t have a favourite genre, as long as it is fun to move to!
I love being a Developmental Educator because I am afforded the privilege and honour of working alongside individuals, young children and their families, and other service providers to help make a positive change within our society and in lives of those living with a disability.
Growing up I thought I would be a Nun.
When I am not being a DE you will find me watching Netflix or going for a walk.
I have to start dancing if I hear the song 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA.
I love being a Developmental Educator as I enjoy working holistically with individuals and their families to make a positive impact on their lives and work towards their individualised goals. As a DE I work with a variety of people with different skill sets and this allows me to continue with my own personal and professional growth each day. I feel fortunate to support people with a disability and their families and to see growth over the time I spend with an individual.
Growing up I thought I would be a famous sports star or a sports teacher.... or anything that was sports related!
When I am not being a DE I am playing or watching soccer, going for a hike with family or friends and playing with my dog.
I have to start dancing when I hear any Britney or Spice Girls songs, or plenty of other 90s music.