Theresa Burns Kelly - Co-ordinator/ Trainer/ Coach

Voluntary and Freelance Co-ordinator at Strengthening Families

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Education and Training

Education

Bachelor/Degree

I am an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated person.

Over 10 years experience working with private/ statutory/ community/ voluntary sectors in areas of social inclusion and empowering learning with a creative and solution focused approach.



Theresa Burns Kelly's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Drogheda Training Initiative - Freelance Trainer

Trainer
Design and deliver training module for a FETAC/FAS accreditation to trainees on a Learning Training Initiative Programme. Inter-active and intergrated learning.

Verified
Key Skills
Facilitation FETAC/FAS assessment Personal development Programme Design Supports Trainer
2011 - Present

Strengthening Families - Voluntary and Freelance Co-ordinator

Co-ordinate 14 week family skills programme for families experiencing difficulties with a multi agency partnership approach & objectives to improve family relations, to increase parenting skills, to improve child’s behaviour, to increase children’s social competencies & to reduce or prevent alcohol & drug abuse
Organise logistics, e.g. venue, catering for family meals, incentives, budget & admin skills for the running of the programme, source facilitators & referrers, liaise with facilitators, referrers, agencies & families.
Give support where needed including facilitation & one to one support

Verified
Key Skills
administration and budget Building relations Facilitation logistics Management Mediation organisational Reports Solution focused Support and Supervision Training
2010 - 2011

Boyne Garda Diversion project, Youth Work Ireland, Louth - Youth Justice

Identifying training needs analysis, facilitate & develop programmes to help divert young people from crime & meet those needs including one to one support. Promote active citizenship & community relations
Co ordinate programmes to meet participants & projects needs e.g. copping on awareness programmes, anger management, Life skills & well being etc.
Responsible for the Annual Plan & development of the programme including Monthly & Annual reports.
Collaborate with other projects & agencies for the same common purpose of the young people & the project, referrals & progression. Liaise & work with JLO, Community Garda, FAS/VEC Youth Advocate, Borough Council & Rapid including family home visits

Verified
Key Skills
Active citizenhip administration and budget Community Relations Crime awareness Facilitation Inter-agency Life skills training logistics Mentoring organisational Personal development Planning Programme Design Reports Support and Supervision Training needs analysis
2008 - 2010

Rainbow Community Services - Mentor

One to one mentoring support for teenagers that have previously been in the care of the HSE. Teenagers that have been in long term care are offered an apartment within the Ivy Mews Project to enable to develop the skills required to assist them to become successful tenants in the future. Teenagers are assigned an YDW and a mentor to guide and assist teenagers and to empower them to become independent and live a fulfilling life.
Teach & encourage positive life skills to help them seek gainful employment, training or education within the Drogheda and surrounding areas.
Allow young people the space to develop the necessary skills and resilience to enable them to complete the transition from supported living to independent living and autonomy
Designed & facilitated personal effectiveness programme/preparation for leaving care Fetac level 3 accreditation.

Key Skills
Active listening Building relations Lifeskills Mentoring supervision Support
2003 - 2008

Boyne Garda Diversion project, Youth Work Ireland, Louth - Project Co-ordinator

Responsible for the day to day running of crime diversion project.
Responsible for the planning & organising of activities for support worker & young people each week including volunteers & families during summer activities including specialists facilitators
Identifying training needs analysis, facilitate & develop programmes to help divert young people from crime & meet those needs including one to one support.
Promote active citizenship
Co ordinate programmes to meet participants & projects needs e.g. copping on awareness programmes, anger management, Life skills & well being, personal development etc.
Responsible for the Annual Plan & development of the programme including Monthly & Annual reports.
Collaborate with other projects & agencies for the same common purpose of the young people & the project, referrals & progression.
Liaise & work with JLO, Community Garda & FAS/VEC Youth Advocate, Borough Council & Rapid.

Verified
Key Skills
Active citizenship administration and budgets Annual plans and reports Building, Maintaining & Developing Relations Community Relations Crime awareness Facilitation funding applications Inter agency Life skills logistics Management Mentoring negotiating Personal development Planning and Organisational Programme Design Solution focused Support and Supervision Training Training needs analysis
2002 - 2003

DYSCS/ESLO, Drogheda Youth Development - LTI Co-ordinator

FAS community training programme, responsible for programme planning & supervision of trainee participants, preparing them for Fetac/ECDL accreditation, equipping them with skills & education for returning to the work place or further education. Provide one to one support for the trainee participants & staff. Select, manage & motivate the training staff that delivers training courses to Early school leavers. Identify training needs analysis & agree a programme of training which will meet those needs.
Work with referral agencies e.g. FAS, NEHB, LES, VEC, Youth Advocate, Women’s refuge, Homeless Aid etc. to ensure participants get full support required encouraging & motivating them to stay on the course. Facilitate on goals, strategies & setting objectives. Source and link with employers for trainee work experience. Responsible for the Annual Plan & development of the programme including Monthly & Annual reports in collaboration & support of management. Collaborate with other agencies for the same common purpose of the young people & the project, referrals & progression. Planning & Facilitating Cross Boarder & International Youth Exchanges

Key Skills
Annual Plans Budgets and reports Building relations coordinate FETAC assessments Inter agency negotiating Personal development Planning and Organisational Programme Design Solution focused Support and Supervision Training Training needs analysis
2001 - 2002

Drogheda Youth Sector Computer Scheme - CTP Supervisor

FAS Community Training Programme
Responsible for the programme design and supervision of the community training programme and trainees. Responsible for reports & administration work, which involved application for funds. Training needs analysis and Co ordinate programmes to meet participant’s needs for FETAC /ECDL assessments and qualifications. Source and link with employers for trainee work experience.

Key Skills
Administration FETAC assessments Inter agency negotiating programme planning Reports Solution focused supervision Supports

Theresa Burns Kelly's Education and Qualifications

2012

Certificate - Empowering Learning Professional Practioner Training

International Association for Health and Learning

Bridges to Success - Passing Literacy On

2012

Bachelor/Degree - Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Entrepreneurship

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology

Currently studying 4th year level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology.

2011

Certificate - Train the Trainer

ICTU

2010

Certificate - Teen Between Training

Marriage and Relationship Counselling Service

Listening service for teenagers going though family separation

2010

Certificate - Mediation Theory and Practice

National College of Ireland (NCI)

Communication Studies

2003

Diploma - Life Coach

Life and Business Coaching Academy Ireland

2002

Certificate - Investment in Excellence

The Pacific Institute, UK & Ireland

Steps and PX2 Facilitator

2002

Certificate - Supervisory Management

NEBS

2000

Certificate - European Computer Driving Licence

VEC

Theresa Burns Kelly's Additional Information

Interests

I enjoy areas of health and well-being, taking part in charity challenges, traveling, new experiences and life long learning.

Memberships

The Pacific Institute Ireland
LBCAI

Awards

Free-fall Tandem Parachute Jump IPC
Operational Lifestyle Winner
Volunteer Management
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
ASSIST -Suicide Prevention
Children's First - Child Protection
Early Learning & Child Psychology

Facilitation Qualifications
Mediation
Strengthening Families Programme
STEPS
PX2
Personal Effectiveness
Communications
Copping On
The prevention of Abusive Relationships
Mental Health Matters
Passing Literacy On