Meet the Team - Leteisha Peckham

Tuesday 20 Aug 2019

How long have you been working at WACHS?

Almost 3 years

What is your current role at WACHS?

Aboriginal Health Worker - Counsellor

What made you decide to join our team?

I have always wanted to work in a role where I was able to support people. After studying Community Services at TAFE for 2 years I saw a position advertised in the WACHS SEWB team and immediately applied.

What do you do in your role?

I offer emotional support to clients 15 years and older through yarning in either a one on one or a group setting. From there I work out the best way to support the client by implementing a case plan and/or referring them to the most suitable service/s. I deliver a program called the Yinaar Healing Circle which is a group counselling session which runs fortnightly for women. I also do event planning for events such as Seniors Week, Sorry Day, Mental Health Week etc.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is working within the Aboriginal Community in my home town, I love being in a role where I am able to support my people, and working within an Aboriginal organisation means I am able to offer the most culturally appropriate service.

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