Leanne is a mother of three children and comes from Geraldton Western Australia. Leanne currently manages a wide range of Centrecare’s programs including Justice Services (ReSet), Youth Justice Services (BeyondYJS), housing and homelessness services such as Entrypoint Perth, Family Accommodation Services and housing support worker services along with two Child and Parent Centres,a Family Support Network, Intensive Family Support Services, settlement services and children’s outreach counselling services. Leanne holds the following qualifications:
• Bachelor of Social Work
• Advanced Certificate in Human Services (Disabilities)
• Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Housing Management and Policy
Leanne has diverse experience in the social services sector, including tenancy support services in social housing, Family Support Networks, intensive family support services, humanitarian settlement programs, adult justice programs, youth justice services, homelessness programs, domestic violence programs, out of home care for Aboriginal children, Aboriginal specific outreach services, victim support services, substance abuse services, general counselling, substance abuse services and general outreach services. All of these services have target groups with challenging behaviours. Leanne was also employed by the Disability Services Commission as a social trainer for five years prior to her commencement at Centrecare. She has worked for Centrecare for over 25 years in senior management positions and has developed a strong understanding of the local needs of the community and effective responses. She is responsible for staffing, service delivery including practice models and approaches, and staff professional development. Leanne reports directly to the General Manager and is based in Gosnells and Cannington.