24 Mar Sarah Kennedy
Bachelor of International Studies graduate from the University of New South Wales who can offer:
Highly developed interpersonal, communication and problem solving abilities gained from roles in hospitality and community support.
Deep understanding of the needs and complexities of various types of disabilities developed in roles as a community support worker and teaching assistant.
An eagerness to being a career in the NGO/non-profit industry as exhibited through a strong academic record and a history of volunteering and internships.
Bachelor of International Studies (Development Studies) with Distinction March 2014 – November 2017
University of New South Wales
UNSW Exchange Program August 2016 – June 2017
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
High School Certificate 2013
Merewether Selective High School
ATAR – 95.7
UNSW ‘Development Studies Capstone’ Course July – October, 2017
As a group, we collaborated to create a research based development project based on a chosen topic area. Our chosen social issue was failed integration of internally displaced people in urban centres of Colombia, with an emphasis on the key overlapping sectors of health, education, housing, jobs and social exclusion. We achieved a High Distinction for this course.
Content Writer and Editor June 2015 – November 2015
Ethical Consumers Australia, Sydney
Assisted in the office of the Ethical Consumers Australia app ‘Good On You’ writing articles for the website and app as well as editing completed articles and uploading them through WordPress.
Extensive brand research which was used to develop the brand rating system on the app
Collaboration with team members to strategize content, ideas and app/website design
Teaching Assistant September 2018 – Present
Vibe Education, London
Fostered a comprehensive knowledge of working with SEN children in a role which required one-on-one support for a child in a mainstream classroom. The skills developed in this role include behavioral management, lesson and resource planning, therapy interventions, and regular collaboration with class teachers, SENco, speech and occupational therapists.
Disability Support Worker January 2018 – August 2018
Further developed my interpersonal, communication and organisation skills in a role which required caregiving for individuals with acquired brain injuries. Caregiving practices included personal care, PEG Feeding, community access, meal planning, shopping, liasing with social services and emotional support.
Data Coder October 2017 – June 2018
GP Synergy, Newcastle
Reinforced my ability to work with accuracy within a deadline through a role which required the entry of medical questionnaires into a specialised database, cross-checking entries and precise logging of information entered.
Section Waitress October 2016 – May 2017
Reef n’ Beef, Copenhagen
Developed my multi-tasking skills and ability to work independently through section waiting a designated portion of the restaurant, engaging with customers in an á la carte setting, and executing the venues table service requirements to a high standard
Restaurant Supervisor November 2015 – June 2016
The Landing Bar and Kitchen, Newcastle
Strengthened my leadership and problem-solving abilities through a position which required responsibility for staff, management of reservations and functions, and correspondence between various sections of the venue.
Food and Beverage Attendant August 2014 – September 2015
Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
Consolidated my experience and appreciation of the importance of working as a team due to the high pressure and time restricted nature of carrying out necessary responsibilities in Gold Class.
Waitress July 2014 – February 2015
Parc Café, Randwick
Fostered my capacity to provide high quality customer service in a venue reliant on regular customers and word of mouth endorsements.
Waitress March 2014 – August 2014
Elysium Restaurant, Randwick
Enhanced my ability to multi-task and work independently through a position which required full table service, making drinks, and taking payments often as the sole waitress.
Former Manager, Reef n Beef
March 2014 - October 2017
Bachelor of International Studies (Distinction) at University of New South Wales
Development Studies major. Courses in international politics and development, environmental humanities, and sociology.
SEN Learning Support Assistant at Vibe Eduation
January 2018 - September 2018
Disability Support Worker at Headstart-ABI