About Me...

A passionate positive support worker / Provider




 

Who wants to make a difference




 



I'm passionate about providing great support.
I bring 25+ years of experience in the disability field with
lots of happy participants.


My goal is...

to hear what you want and deliver what you want via friendly, positive, empowering, positive support.  

  • I practice positive psychology approaches.
     

  • Happiness and strength based approaches.
     

  • I focus on you.
     

  • I will support you to meet your personal needs and goals. 


I want for you to thrive, flourish, feel happier and truly supported through the positive, friendly, reliable support I offer.


Happy wishes
With gratitude and thanks
for the opportunity to do what I love:
Supporting people to live the life they want!

 

 


Bernadette Dimitrov
Positive Disability Support Worker / Provider

Bernie 

Hi  & Welcome...

 

Bernie's top values...

I proudly support the LGBTIQ+ community
& an all inclusive community for all people!

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

  • 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)

  • Fitness Diploma (Personal Trainer/Coach)

  • Certified Professional Photographer - International College of Professional Photography - Fine Art/Commercial
    Plus more studies...
    I'm a life long learner. 
    I absolutely LOVE discovering and learning new things so I can support not only myself the best way but others too.

  • 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

  • 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

Positions Held:

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 25+ years:

  • Disability Area Manager
    /Operational Manager

     

  • Disability Case Manager
     

  • Disability House Supervisor
     

  • Disability Special Projects Officer
     

  • Disability Induction Trainer
     

  • Disability Support Worker
     

  • Disability Outreach Worker
     

  • Specialist Disability Childcare Worker
     

  • Special Accommodation Manager
     

  • Residential Skills Coach / Youth Worker
     

  • Emergency Intake Response 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 and how to pass that onto others. 

I also love walks in nature, cooking, movies, reading books, going to the gym, laughter yoga, meditation, live concerts and 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.  My brother does my garden and I feel so blessed to have beautiful roses and scents covering my verandah.  Nature is amazing!

 

 

 

 

 


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:  bananas 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 and received a Peace Award that year from Turkey.  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.  In Tennessee in the USA I signed The Santa Claus Oath committing to doing just that!

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! 

I strive to live a heart-centred life.

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

Call  Bernie  (Bernadette Dimitrov):    0413  111  322

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Bernadette Dimitrov Registered Business Owner
(ABN)  Australian Business Number:  25 689 659 172