Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Jas is a registered social worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), and has twenty years’ experience working with children, women, families, adults and the aged through state, and private institutions in Victoria. During this time, she has worked in a range of settings such as schools, mental health, early intervention services, residential aged care facilities and various government sectors such as the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice.

Jas is deeply passionate about providing a safe space for individuals to share their concerns, to be heard, to help them feel acknowledged and adjust to changes and challenges in their lives. She works from a strengths-based and solution-focused counselling framework with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, families and groups. She has experience in providing support to victims of family violence, crime and elder abuse.

Jas has expert knowledge of social work theory and practice in assessments, interventions, counselling and case management. She holds a strong professional identity as a senior social worker in public and private health and has demonstrated clinical leadership experience and expertise especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. She believes and encourages lifelong learning and mental health wellbeing and has been involved in service improvement activities, mentoring and education to multi-disciplinary teams and medical professionals.

Jas is committed to public interest and operates in a manner that is aligned with the AASW values and code of ethics of social justice regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. She is a strong advocate and, in all cases, protects the rights and interests of people with disabilities, and works to eliminate abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Jas’s expertise allows her to assist people in a wide range of areas such as:

  • Mental health (Adolescent, Adult and Geriatrics)
  • Geriatrics
  • Disability and the NDIS
  • Family Violence and Elder Abuse
  • Carer Support
  • Advocacy, mediation, and complex decision making
  • Guidance on Guardianship, Administration and Powers of Attorney matters
  • Accommodation and financial hardship
  • Referrals and resource provision
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Women’s Health
  • Addiction and Substance Use
  • Trauma support
  • Grief and Bereavement support
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy (Individual, couple, and Family therapy)
  • Staff supervision (Individual and Group setting)