Alexandra’s career to date spans more than 17 years working in the Rehabilitation Industry and the Community and Welfare sectors, working for Private and Government Organisations with a main focus on return to work programs.
Alexandra commenced her career as a Specialist Employment Consultant assisting people with a disability to find work in the open-labour market. She was the Employment Coordinator and later the Manager of the Employment Service Program of a State recognised and consumer-driven Specialist Employment Provider, DEAC (Disability Employment Action Centre). Alexandra then worked as a Rehabilitation Consultant for CRS Australia for 7 years, a Government-funded Occupational Rehabilitation Provider, and she worked for 2 years as a Job Capacity Assessor for Centrelink.
In her career to date, Alexandra has worked as Employment Consultant, Rehabilitation Consultant and Job Capacity Assessor. Alexandra is experienced providing workplace rehabilitation services within a variety of frameworks including VIC WorkCover, TAC and Life Insurance. Alexandra also has extensive experience conducting medico-legal assessments and reports for the Life Insurance and Worker’s Compensation markets. Alexandra is adept at performing counselling services to injured workers and long-term unemployed Centrelink recipients to assist them to overcome the multiple barriers that impact their ability to secure and maintain meaningful employment. Alexandra has worked with diverse communities and vulnerable groups throughout her career, specialising in managing complex cases of clients from CALD backgrounds. Alexandra is fluent in Spanish and works as a Volunteer Counsellor at the Spanish and Latin American Welfare Centre (United) in Victoria.
Alexandra completed undergraduate studies including Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Post Graduate studies in Rehabilitation Counselling. Alexandra’s most current qualifications were obtained from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and La Trobe University. Alexandra is a Provisional Psychologist and a fully accredited Rehabilitation Counsellor.