Flinders NT are delighted to welcome 3 new Student Placement Support Officers, who are here to support Allied Health and Nursing student placements Territory Wide.
Covering the Top end is Heather Kirk. Heather has significant experience within health and education, having worked previously with the Department of Health and the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs as a Student Support Officer. Heather has a great working knowledge of the NT, having worked in Alice Springs, Yuendumu and Katherine. She is looking forward to working with the students and supporting their placements.
In Alice Springs, Sheree Zadow has recently returned to employment at the Centre for Remote Health after an absence of over 12 months. In the interim Sheree lived in a remote community west of Alice Springs where she managed two Commonwealth Government contracts – the Remote School Attendance Strategy Program (RSAS) and the School Nutrition Program (SNP). Having lived in central Australia for over 40 years, Sheree’s employment background has predominantly been in Indigenous education working in a variety of roles. These roles include: literacy tutoring, remote campus delivery, a rural skills and petrol sniffer preventative program oversight, project coordination, sports carnivals, professional development, marketing and promotion activities. Sheree is enjoying settling into her position as Student Placement Support Officer in Alice Springs.
In Tennant Creek, Pene Curtis has recently commenced. Pene grew up in Darwin and has lived in Katherine and Jabiru before moving to Tennant Creek in 1988 which is her husband David’s, home town. She is a mother of 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren. Her background in work is Community Development and Education, working throughout the Barkly Region in remote communities. Outside of work she enjoys camping, travelling, walking, swimming and knitting beanies She is also involved in the Rotary EClub of Outback Australia and CWA Tenant Creek.