Update: July 1 2016
We are pleased to share with you that we have merged with another non-profit provider, Rise Network.
Creative Arts (CATA) Staff
Day-to-day running of the centre and person centred activities are carried out by dedicated volunteers and qualified paid staff including Managers and Activities Officers with skills specific to our wide range of activities.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Management Studies in Human Resource Management. Her previous work history has included management of accounts and human resources as well as policy development. Laura’s experience has also included management of reporting and recording systems. Laura has more than four years’ experience as CATA’s Quality and Administration Manager and has developed an excellent knowledge of CATA’s systems and contract management processes. She also has extensive experience with the Quality Review process as well as the Service Reporting process. Laura’s role in CATA largely consists of service delivery, governance, policy, human resources, staff management and quality control.
Ethan De Rosa
Senior Activities Officer
Ethan's qualifications include a Diploma in Counselling and a Diploma in Community Services. Ethan has worked with people with disabilities and the arts for several years. His role at CATA as Senior Activities Officer is to supervise day to day operations in the art, pottery and craft rooms. Part of his role also includes the development of new programs for CATA and its participants, networking with the community and like-minded organisations and supporting participants with exhibitions throughout the year. Ethan is also responsible for working with participants to develop a support plan to assist individuals in achieving their goals.
Client Services and Development Officer and Volunteer Coordinator
Joanne has been with CATA for over four years and works closely with current clients, carers and family to develop and document annual goals through a series of discussions. The goal development process focusses on what the individual wants to do with their time at CATA and how they can reach their goal. Joanne’s role also includes strengthening CATA’s current networks and activity programs as well as discovering new programs that may be appropriate for clients as well as volunteer recruitment, managing and coordination. Joanne holds qualifications in business studies and credit management, Diploma of Community Services and she is also a Qualified Financial Advisor. Recently Joanne has further demonstrated her commitment to helping people by volunteering for the Cancer Patients Foundation ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ campaign.
Senior Activities Officer
Owen has over 20 years’ experience in the disability sector. This includes voluntary work with the Disability Services Commission for several years. His qualifications include certificates in community services and counselling. Owen is currently completing his Certificate IV in Disability Services. Owen is head of the woodwork department at CATA and also has responsibility for CATA’s transport operation, maintenance and scheduling. Owens other responsibilities also include workplace health and safety, Home Risk Assessments for clients, and bus driver training and assessment.