Promoting the Importance of your Diversional Therapy Role
How to gain the professional respect you deserve and the support you need through promoting the benefits and importance of what you do .
Chris Gauld has her Certification of Registration with the Board of Australia for Nursing and Midwifery. She holds a Diploma in Leisure and Lifestyle, Community Services and Assessment and Training, is a Mental Health First Aid Educator and she is permanently employed by TAFE Queensland teaching Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing/Home and Community), VETiS Program (Year 10, 11 and 12 students) Certificate II in Health Support, Dementia Skill Set, Palliative Skill Set, Falls Prevention, Medication Skill Set and First Aid. She also has Financial Planning Securities Qualification (26 years Financial Planner).
Chris has been promoting the importance of Diversional Therapy since she started working in the industry over 18 years ago. She has coordinated teams of Diversional Therapy Assistants through two Aged Care Facilities in Toowoomba, Qld, programming to all individual needs and responsible for 150 Care Plans. Chris also was a very successful volunteer coordinator for 15 years and prides herself in her work ethics and professionalism guiding and supporting many Diversional Therapists in Toowoomba and many outlying areas. She is currently on the DRTA board for Queensland and in 2019 was one of five grand finalists to receive the National Excellence AwardsChris has communicated that her dream is to “Be A Voice” all over Australia, in promoting the benefits of Diversional Therapy to Aged Care and all people with complex needs. When Chris speaks at conferences, workshops, community settings, DTA local meetings and her teachings to people of all ages, it comes from her heart