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CFC receptionist April reflects on first year at ATSICHS
We’d like to introduce you to proud Wiradjuri woman April who is our wonderful receptionist at the Jajumbora Child and Family Centre (CFC). April has been working at the CFC for the past year and has a passion for working with mob to achieve great outcomes for community.
Read on to learn more about April’s first year with us.
Can you tell us a little more about yourself?
I am originally from Sydney but currently I live on the Gold Coast. My grandmother and her siblings grew up on the Erambie mission in Cowra, NSW. I have seven children and many more grandchildren.
What prompted you to work here?
I wanted to work with mob in the community, so I applied for a NDIS role, but due to a lack of clients, I was asked to drive the Deadly Kindy bus for a couple of weeks and that led to the reception role at the Child and Family Centre.
Can you tell us more about your role?
My role consists of supporting the CFC, Deadly Kindy and also the Jajumbora Midwifery teams in any way I can. This includes phones calls, emails, preparing and uploading documents, providing information for our community, doing laundry, cleaning, making appointments for tradespeople, and other services, ordering supplies and many other tasks.
What have you loved about your role in the past year?
I love meeting and talking with our community members, seeing all the new little babies that come to the Jajumbora Midwifery Hub and working with all the wonderful staff everyday.
What’s one professional skill you’re working on?
There is always something new to learn and I try to improve my skills across all areas whenever I get the chance.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love watching sport, especially cricket and spending time with my family.
If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?
Maybe a dog, because they are loving and devoted and that’s how I feel as a mother.
What is your favourite upcoming program at the CFC timetable?
I’m excited to have Mums and Dads coming in to learn some new skills to enhance their parenting and to also learn about self-love, which is so important.