Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy




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

Headstart-ABI, Newcastle

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.


Sue McHattie

Director, Headstart-ABI

Hakan Parlar

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.


September 2018

SEN Learning Support Assistant at Vibe Eduation

January 2018 - September 2018

Disability Support Worker at Headstart-ABI

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