Keith is a respected and proud Gamillaroi man with a career spanning over two decades in the Child Protection and OOHC field. Keith has extensive experience as an Aboriginal Manager Casework with Family and Community Services (FaCS) and has worked extensively across the Western region, covering communities such as Dubbo, Walgett, Coonamble and Bourke. Keith also has experience in Early Intervention, having managed the Brighter Futures (early intervention) program for its five-year duration.
Prior to stepping into the Child Protection/OOHC field, Keith taught Aboriginal art to students from across Australia at the Warrumbungle Education Centre.
Keith brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Arcadian, with his special areas of expertise being Child Protection and OOHC legislation and Early Intervention. Keith has been a part of Arcadian since its conception six years ago and continues to provide his expert services.
Social Work, Intake & Assessment
Imogen is a Graduate Social Worker, having completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Charles Sturt University in 2017. During the course of her studies, Imogen completed placements with community organisations in Dubbo and Broken Hill, where she engaged in research, advocacy and direct client work with isolated and traumatised children.
Imogen has previously been employed as a contact worker and has volunteered as a Youth Ambassador for Plan International Australia. Whilst in her role as Youth Ambassador, Imogen became an advocate for action on climate change, travelling to the Philippines to interview children and young people about their experiences of climate change and co-authoring the publication; ‘We Stand as One: Children, Young People and Climate Change’ which she presented to politicians at Parliament House in the lead-up to COP21 Paris in 2015.
Imogen's interests are developmental trauma and eco-/green-social work practice.
"My passion is ensuring children are safe and cared for. I don't want the things that happened in the past to happen for our kids today”.
Senior Consultant & Therapeutic Lead
Julianne completed a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Queensland in 1981. Julianne has a decade of experience in statutory child protection within a broad range of roles, including Caseworker, Manager Client Services, Manager Casework, and Co-facilitator Professional Supervision. Whilst employed in statutory child protection, Julianne worked in communities across the Western and Far Western NSW region, including Dubbo, Nyngan, Bourke, Walgett and Coonabarabran. Julianne has also worked within the Child Protection and OOHC field providing therapeutic services to children and families across the Greater Western Region. In this role, Julianne engaged in counselling, supervised counsellors and was responsible for Child Protection in the Macquarie Area Health Service.
Julianne completed a Master of Social Work in the fields of Child Protection and Professional Supervision at Monash University in 2007. Julianne went on to lecture in social work at Charles Sturt University between 2012 and 2015. In this role, Julianne taught a variety of subjects, supervised students and field educators during student placements, and facilitated sessions on professional supervision.
In 2012, Julianne founded Arcadian Consulting to provide independent, quality services to people living in under-resourced areas in rural and remote NSW. Julianne’s social work identity and values are at the core of Arcadian Consulting, establishing a foundation of social justice and commitment to professional expertise that is carried into all the work Arcadian undertakes. Today, Arcadian Consulting provides quality assessment, training, and therapeutic services to rural, remote and metropolitan regions across Australia.
“I believe in helping families to care for their children and,
if that’s not possible, ensuring that children and safe and connected”.
Joanne has been a social worker for over two decades since completing her Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of New South Wales in 1992.
Joanne’s first job as a qualified social worker was as a Caseworker in Foster Care and Residential Care in Sydney. Joanne then moved to Dubbo in Western NSW where she worked as a hospital social worker before establishing herself in private practice, where she engaged in counselling and group work.
Joanne has extensive experience in, and a constant curiosity for, counselling and therapeutic work with adults, children, and families. Joanne is very knowledgeable about therapeutic approaches and developmental trauma, having completed a Graduate Diploma of Resource Therapy in 2015 and training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with the Australian Childhood Association.
Joanne has been with Arcadian Consulting since its founding in 2012, bringing her experience, knowledge and skills to the Arcadian team across both the assessment and therapeutic fields.