About Me...

A proud moment receiving my
Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing!
"Best course I've taken...
best tools to positively support others!"



I'm passionate about providing great support. I bring 20+ years of experience in the disability field with lots of happy participants.

My goal is to hear what support you want, how you want it delivered and deliver that support.  I want for you to thrive, flourish, feel happier and truly supported through the positive friendly support I offer:
 

  • I cater for young people to older adults, all abilities all people. 

  • I practice positive psychology approaches so you feel more supported, more inspired, happier and more fulfilled in life.

  • I focus on your strengths to support you to reach your desired goals.

  • I can support you in many ways from social and community participation to personal care, health and well-being, assistance with daily living, physical fitness, day outings, holidays or weekends away.  

  • I can design my support to meet your personal needs and goals. 

 

My vision is for you to reach your goals and dreams, feel really supported, happier and more confident in the process.  I will support you through a positive strength based approach.   

Email me or call me for a chat about services you are looking for.


Happy wishes

Always with thanks & gratitude
for the opportunity to do what I love:

Supporting people to live the life they want!

 

A Passionate Positve Support Worker...

Bernie xx

Hi  & Welcome...

I'm Bernadette Dimitrov but please call me Bernie.

At a glance...

Qualifications

All the right checks

Personal Attributes

  • Introduction to the NDIS - 6 days - Chisholm Frankston

  • Advanced Diploma of Disabilities

  • Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing

  • Professional Counselling Diploma

  • Fitness Diploma (Personal Trainer/Coach)

  • Diploma of Management

  • Trauma studies

  • Certificate IV Child, Youth & Family Intervention (core components)

  • NLP Diploma, Practitioner & Coach Certification

  • Cert IV Training & Assessment

  • Certificate - Dreamtime Personality Indicator Practitioner - Personality Profiling

  • Coaching Certification – Self Esteem Elevation for Children

  • Certified Peace Ambassador
    The Shift Network (Lecturer James O’Dea - Former Director of Amnesty International)

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher - Trained by Dr Madan Kataria

  • Certified Meditation Instructor

  • Matrix Therapies Practitioner

  • Graduate of Humourversity (Health, Healing & Laughter 3 years)

  • Certified Professional Photographer - International College of Professional Photography - Fine Art/Commercial

  • Working with children authorization check

  • First aid certificate - CPR

  • Australian car licence

  • Police check completed

  • Medication training

  • Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance

  • DHHS Medication Awareness Certificate

  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module - NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission

Experience

I've worked with NDIS funded participants, Department of Health & Human Services participants, not-for-profit participants and agencies supporting people in home or in the community.  I come with  great experience over 20 years:

  • Great listening skills!

  • I'm Positive

  • Supportive

  • Empathetic

  • Kind

  • Patient

  • Resilient

  • Innovative

  • Respectful

  • Caring

  • Compassionate

  • Understanding

  • Open

  • Solution orientated

  • Creative

  • Sense of humour

  • Embraces change

  • Embraces diversity

  • Flexible

  • Adaptable

  • Friendly

  • Trustworthy

  • Reliable

  • Disability Support Worker

  • Disability House Supervisor

  • Disability Area Manager /
    Operational Manager

  • Special Accommodation Manager

  • Disability Case Manager

  • Residential Skills Coach / Youth Worker

  • Disability Special Projects Officer

  • Disability Casual Worker

  • Disability Induction Trainer

  • Emergency Intake Response Worker

  • Disability Outreach Worker

  • Specialist Disability Childcare Worker

A personal note about me

I have a great sense of humour and enjoy a laugh whenever I can.  I believe whole-heartedly laughter is good for us. I spent 3 wonderful years at Humourversity learning all I could about not only developing my laughter but understanding the huge benefits of laughter & how to pass that onto others. 

I also love walks in nature, cooking, movies, reading books, going to the gym, laughter yoga, meditation & all kinds of music.  My favourate gym classes are pilates, zumba and cycle.  I love having fun and enjoy time with family and friends.

 

I live in Upper Ferntree Gully in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and love traveling to where-ever my work takes me.  

I absolutely love animals and there are lots of birds, dogs and cats where I live that often come to say hello.  When I have left a door open I have often found a neighbours cat happily stretched out on the carpet in my lounge waiting to say hello... that's pretty awesome!  

Whilst I follow a vegan diet I never put my views onto others.  I respect we all have a right to live life the way we want.  It's a personal choice.  I'm a simple eater.  Give me lettuce leaves & a tomato and I'm happy!  Favourite snack:  advocado Yum!

I've loved traveling - from USA to the Middle East - meeting new people and enjoying new experiences.  I'm passionate  about contributing to making the world a better place.  I've represented Australia a number of times in the  USA at various conferences.  I also represented Australia in Turkey at a Peace Conference in 2015, I've had my own local newspaper column for around 9 years writing mainly on positivity & happiness to inspire the best in others.  I enjoy being part of initiatives that create more inclusion, peace and love in the world. 

I've always loved being creative.  I've won may awards for my photography and my books (I've authored and co-authored more than 14 and not all under my own name).  It's been fun and rewarding.  Check out my new resource book for community, social and recreational activities click here

Part of the reason I love being a support worker is that I get to meet a diverse range of people and positively support them to reach their goals and dreams.  I love using positive approaches that inspire the best and happiest version of the person I am working with!

Thanks for getting to know me a little better and I look forward to getting to know you!

My top values:
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Differences
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Cultural Diversity
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All Abilities
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All People

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Bernadette Dimitrov

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0413 111 322

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