Courtney has joined our team as Chief Operating Officer in 2021 after her extensive experience in the human services sector.

Courtney has been working with children, young people and families in the human services field for over 10 years. She has held management, advisory, consulting and front-line positions across various areas including Organisational Safeguarding, Therapeutic Youth Work, Residential Care, Case Management, Family Intervention, Community Youth Programs, Play Therapy and Child and Youth Safeguarding. She also has experience in support roles in AOD Rehabilitation Services.

Working with children and young people with complex trauma Courtney works from a trauma informed, strengths based, client focused framework. She has worked with children and young people in education, care and protection, youth justice and mental health systems. Courtney has experience with both private and non-government organisations and has worked with varying staff and volunteer populations.

More recently Courtney was responsible for managing the organisational Safeguarding function for YMCA Brisbane spanning over 80 different program areas at various locations throughout Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Warwick.

Courtney is an experienced practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector. She has many and varying skills in Nonprofit Organisations, Case Management, Family and Youth Support, Organisational Development, Event Management, Staff and Volunteer Management and, Policy Review, Development and Implementation.

Courtney has also been a passionate and dedicated Board member of Play Therapy Practitioners Association since it was created in 2018.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Play Therapy Studies (C4PT)
  • Certificate in Case Management
  • Qualified Bringing Up Great Kids Program Facilitator
  • Qualified Circle of Security Facilitator
  • Associate member, Play Therapy Practitioners Association of Australia (PTPA)