GEORGIE

Stepping Stones Social Worker

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Applied Arts – major music.

Experience:

After finishing my degree I lived in the UK and travelled through Europe. When I came back I got a job as a Social Worker in the Care & Protection service for Oranga Tamariki. I then moved to a role at Wesley Community Action, working as a Social Worker in the Foster Care programme. I then went to a role at Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice where I worked before starting my role at KYS as Stepping Stones Social Worker.

Loves:

Music – I’ve been drumming since I was 12, playing in bands, currently playing in a covers band in Kapiti, singer/songwriter, going to the gym and watching cartoons.

NATALIE

KYS Youth Worker

Qualifications:

Certificate personal training level 4, Diploma in youth work level 6

Experience:

I grew up on the beautiful Kapiti coast. After travelling and working in Australia and the USA I worked as a youth mentor at Kapiti College while studying as a youth worker and raising my son. I am excited to join the KYS team.

Loves:

Being a mama, family, good people, being outdoors, adventures.

TAINE

Stepping Stones

Experience:

I grew up on the Kapiti Coast with my awesome whanau. During college I worked as a Youth Rep at KYS. I attended Kapiti College and I was a teacher-aide at the mighty Paekakariki Primary School.

Loves:

Sports, being outside and hanging with friends and family!