Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. At OzChild we celebrate all the wonderful women who provide support, care, love, guidance and remarkable leadership – ensuring every child has the chance to shine. We are all #morepowerfultogether
OzChild employs 297 women and we are proud to have so many inspiring, talented and committed women walking and talking The OzChild Way enabling better outcomes for children, young people and families. We also acknowledge the many men who stand beside these wonderful women, those who support and help forge a more gender-balanced world #balanceforbetter
Below is a very tiny snapshot of just a few of the wonderful Women of OzChild.
Emma and her husband have been foster carers since late 2017. “I read an article in The Age about the need for foster parents, that struck a deep chord with me. When I spoke to Anth about it, he immediately thought it was a great idea.”
Jacqueline has worked in child welfare for more than 30 years including 17 years at the Department of Child Safety. Joining OzChild in July 2018 Jacqueline has been an integral part of setting up the Treatment Foster Care Oregon for Children program in our Toowoomba office.
Lisa has been a foster carer since 2013, starting in respite care before moving into full-time care for a young girl in 2017. Lisa now cares long-term for a 10-year old girl and she hasn’t looked back.
During her 12 years at OzChild, Liz McPhillips has worked across our Kinship Program, Home Based Care and Targeted Care Packages before moving into the SafeCare Program where she is Team Leader and Coach.
Passionate about doing whatever she can to improve the safety and wellbeing of the children she works with, Jessica Velez is proud of the decisions she made which led her to OzChild and her role as a Kinship First Supports Worker.
Inspired by Oprah Winfrey Robyn did some serious soul searching which, at the age of 52 led her to undertake a Bachelor of Social Science, and a Bachelor of Coaching and Counselling.
With a daughter and three sons aged between eight and four life is pretty hectic for Margaretha, a team leader with our Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) program based on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Heather has been with OzChild for six years and loves the variety that comes with her role of Education Services Consultant, but it is her love of adventure and travel that ignites her passion for life.