Our team

Our team are qualified Youth Workers.

We have Working With Children Checks, adhere to Child Safety Practices and are Mandatory Reporters.

Mel

SENTRAL Youth Services Coordinator

Mel coordinates the planning and delivery of services to young people at SENTRAL Youth Services and across Kiama Council.

Mel facilitates programs and provides individual support, referrals and advocacy to young people who attend SENTRAL Youth Services.

Mel has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and brings a wealth of experience in community project work, community development, disability advocacy and disability support.

Mel is passionate about empowering young people to realise their own potential and live their best lives.

Email: melissaa@kiama.nsw.gov.au


Dylan

Casual Youth Worker

Dylan has been part of our team for 7 years. Dylan is a welcoming face at the centre and mentors and supports young people who visit.

Dylan facilitates programs such as Empower with Dylan, SENTRAL Fitness, Year 6 Transition to High School and Youth Workers @KHS programs.

Dylan has an Advanced Diploma in Fitness, Diploma in Youth Work and qualifications in Injury Rehabilitation and Nutrition. Dylan is studying a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at UOW.

Dylan is passionate about helping young people to identify their strengths. He uses his knowledge of health and well-being to help them set and achieve their goals.

Email: dylanp@kiama.nsw.gov.au


Rubi

Part-time Youth Worker

Rubi mentors young people during Drop-in hours and at Kiama High School on a weekly basis. Rubi provides individual support to young people and runs programs such as Empower with Rubi and Red Hot Confidence.

Rubi has a Mental Health Cert IV, Diploma of Counselling and is currently completing a Bachelor of Social Work at UOW.

Rubi is passionate about facilitating and promoting the rights of women and gender diverse people. Rubi brings her strong knowledge of mental and sexual health to her role as a youth worker.

Rubi works to empower young people in building confidence, positive self-esteem and strategies to improve their overall wellbeing.

Email: rubic@kiama.nsw.gov.au


Elena

Casual Youth Worker

Elena facilitates our Drop-in service and provides individual support and assistance to young people who attend the centre.

Elena also facilitates our Soul Food Saturdays program. Prior to moving to Kiama, Elena lived in Auckland, New Zealand and has worked with young people in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  

Elena has a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences (Psychology Major) and is currently studying toward a Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling.  Elena utilities this knowledge in her role, along with her passion for fitness, nutrition and building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Email: elenas@kiama.nsw.gov.au