Rebecca has worked as a Social Worker in the fields of child protection, domestic and family violence and sexual assault for the past 22 years.
Rebecca grew up in Tamworth and returned in 2008 with her husband and two sons. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and a Masters of Social Work from Monash University.
Rebecca worked for the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ, formerly FaCS and DoCS) between 1999 and 2007 as a Child Protection Caseworker, Specialist and Manager Casework. Since 2007, Rebecca has worked for Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) across a range a services including Sexual Assault Services (SAS), Child Protection Counselling Services (CPCS), New Street Services, Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP formerly JIRT) and as the Social Work In Charge at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. For the past 4.5 years, Rebecca has been the Clinical Co-ordinator for the Violence Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Services across the New England Sectors of HNE. In this current role, Rebecca provides clinical and strategic leadership to clinicians and managers for SAS, CPCS, JCPRP Health and the SPARKS (children under 10 with problematic sexualised behaviours) programs across Tamworth, Armidale, Inverell, Moree, Gunnedah and Toomelah / Boggabilla.
Rebecca's interest in becoming a member of the TFSS Board lies in the depth of experience she has working with vulnerable families and the immense knowledge and skills she has to offer. Over the years, Rebecca's consistent experiences with TFSS led to her desire to volunteer on the Board of the organsiation she sees as an innovative, professional and effective service working with children, young people, parents and carers across the New England and North West.