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Key staff appointments build on strengths and diversity at Tweddle

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 18/03/14

In keeping with the ever changing role of delivering evidence based parenting education and therapeutic intervention to vulnerable parents and their children, Tweddle announces some exciting additions to the team.

The appointment of a new Practice Lead, Residential Nurse Unit Manager, Perinatal Psychiatrist and Residential Team Leaders underscore Tweddle’s commitment to providing highly skilled professionals dedicated to services that adapt to community and sector needs.

We welcome Dr Tram Nguyen, also employed as a perinatal Psychiatrist at the Royal Women's Hospital. She will be providing additional skills and support to Tweddle, particularly to provide some consultancy and assessment for families participating in the residential PASDS program. Tram will also be available for secondary consultations and staff capacity building opportunities.

Kanthi Sayers, Clinical Psychologist, has commenced as Tweddle’s Practice Lead. The role is pivotal in the provision of best practice clinical care at Tweddle and achieving quality outcomes for families participating in Tweddle’s programs. “Confidently building a child’s social and emotional development and resilience are skills that we can provide to parents at Tweddle” said Kanthi. “Constantly evolving research around parenting, early childhood development and building neural pathways impacts how we support and guide parents” 

The Practice Lead is responsible for implementing strategies to strengthen the skills and knowledge of direct clinical staff to deliver quality family-centered outcomes.  In addition the role is responsible for the promotion of reflective and relationship based practice approaches and implementing attachment focused and trauma informed frameworks.  This includes providing specialist expertise and assistance, client and family reviews, the promotion of family partnership and reflective practice approaches.

Previously Tweddle’s PASDS Manager, Janis Shoesmith begins her new role as the Residential Services Nurse Unit Manager.  Janis will lead operations and provide support to the residential unit clinical team, including the PASDS residential program. The role will work closely with the Practice Lead and the residential services Leadership team which includes the Practice Lead, PASDS Manager and the Intake and Assessment Coordinator. The purpose of the role is to establish, maintain and monitor systems to provide the appropriate infrastructure (human and physical) to deliver quality family centered outcomes.

To Tram, Kanthi, Janis and new Residential staff, Sam Dennis, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Susan Currie, Carolyn Whitby and Anne Maitland, we welcome you to your new roles at Tweddle. 

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