Helen Parton Aged Care/First Aid Trainer
Where ever there is a need for someone who can deliver high quality service, while travelling around Australia in a campervan recording the wildlife of the nation, then count Helen in.
Helen brings to her role as First Aid trainer, a diverse range of clinical nursing, supervisory, administrative and customer service skills, honed from a diverse array of employment roles.
Helen hails from the United Kingdom, where she trained as a Midwife as well as gaining qualifications in computer studies and overseas resort operations. Her love of travelling in small spaces on wheels, is a shared passion with her husband, realised after initially travelling around Europe in a campervan.
Upon arriving in Western Australia, Helen undertook part-time work as a Graphic Designer for the Midwest Times Newspaper before securing the role of Registered Midwife and Acting Clinical Midwife for the WA Country Health Service at Geraldton Regional Hospital for four years from 2005 – 2009.
In this role, Helen coordinated the multidisciplinary services to ensure a high standard of health care delivery specialising in the Antenatal Clinic, Aboriginal Medical Service and Home Visiting Service. Helen was responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the delivery of patient care within the hospital clinic and community. She trained junior staff and facilitated other staff in their development of their competencies.
After more travelling and studying for a couple of years, In 2011, Helen worked as a Family Resource Worker for the Department of Child Protection in Bunbury. Helen was responsible for providing supervision and transport services for families, children and young people. Helen utilised her skills as a team player to work with others to deal with sensitive matters, and engage with families and carers, while managing resources according to Government policies.
The lure of Australia took Helen and her husband back on the road, so Helen undertook roles that enabled her to complete short contracts, including casual Registered Midwife for the WA Country Health Service at Bunbury Regional Hospital, Customer Service Officer at Department of Housing and Canvassing Officer for the Australian Bureau of Statistics and later again in May 2016, as an ABS Area Supervisor.
In this role, Helen was responsible for coordinating, recruiting, interviewing, training and managing a team of 16 staff to distribute Census material to over 6000 households. This enabled Helen to demonstrate her excellent skills in leadership, problem solving, communicating business objectives and managing others.
Helen is an asset to the CFAA team, bringing her sunny personality and good humour, to the vocational and education training environment.
Linda Noakes First Aid Trainer
Saying Linda is experienced with dealing with the public is a true understatement as the majority of her career has found her at the coal face of social services.
Linda commenced her career as a general care registered nurse, and after seven years transitioned to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). There Linda assumed the specialist roles of Protective Service Inspector and Senior Training Officer.
It was through the AFP, over the following 12 years, that Linda spent time facilitating training courses for new recruits and serving officers, undertaking general policing duties and preparing documentation for court appearances. During this time, she was stationed in Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Christmas Island, Port Hedland and Exmouth.
Linda continued her love of training others, in her position for a local not-for-profit training organisation.In this role, Linda trained job seekers and coordinated a school leavers program. She delivered training in first aid, communication, conflict management, and job seeking skills.
Linda’s social service role shifted to Centrelink where over a period of four years, she accepted the challenge of Customer Service Officer supplying information to job seekers, families and retirees regarding financial literacy, employment opportunities, training courses and welfare resources.
Linda later, utilised her skills in case management with Silver Chain, which included managing the needs of complex, high and moderate care requirements of clients. As a Care Team Leader and Training Officer, Linda provided leadership, supervision and support to direct care employees and arranged, conducted and evaluated the effectiveness of internal and external training courses and managed the training calendar.
Linda has undertaken a business development role where her focus was on reverse marketing jobseekers to employers and preparing people for employment.
Linda joins the CFAA team bringing with her a wealth of experience in training and assisting others to meet their life goals.
Narelle Streeter First Aid Trainer
Nellie, as she is affectionately known by, is a Clinical Nurse who has worked for over 15 years in the Critical Care Directorate at Bunbury Regional Hospital. Her previous experience in neonatal care has been welcomed in the care of sick ventilated neonates and paediatric care prior to transportation to other hospitals.
Employed directly from university at Royal Perth Hospital in the Clinical Development Program, Nellie has worked for St John of God Hospital (Murdoch) as a Registered General Nurse in a mixed adult / paediatric ward.
Nellie later worked in the King Edward Memorial and Princess Margaret Hospitals in the Neonatology Critical Care unit and Special Care Nursery obtaining advanced skills in caring for sick and premature infants.
She has held specific training roles including the development of an orientation programme to orientate six Enrolled Nurses without neonatal experience to the Neonatal Clinical Care unit. Nellie has been an Acting Professional Development Nurse for King Edward Memorial and Princess Margaret Hospitals, Special Care Nursery and responsible for the orientation of all new Registered Nurses to the Special Care. Currently Nellie is delivering training regarding care of neonates for the WA Country Health Service – South West.
Bringing her well respected experience into Corporate First Aid Australia’s training room, Nellie’s delivery style solicits much laughter from participants from all industry sectors, as she shares real life experience from her diverse nursing career.
Nellie is delivers First Aid training, and is the prime faciltiator for the customised delivery of First Aid for parents, including those with children who have chronic health conditions, childcare workers and educators.
You can find Nellie mixing it up in her free time, creating works of cake art and devising yummy healthy treats for her much loved husband and son.