Time for Kids Team
I am honoured to be the Program Manager at Time for Kids, helping to grow the program into the future. I have worked at Relationships Australia for 15 years. My educational background is in counselling and community services management. I believe in a community where, if we all contribute to the lives of the younger generations, we can together build a healthy and positive society. Out of work, I am a keen photographer and veggie gardener.
I am proud to have worked for Time for Kids since 2010. During my Master of Social Work, I commenced my final year placement at Time for Kids. I fell in love with the program and haven’t been able to tear myself away (aside from a couple of years to have my two children). The principles and values of Time for Kids have always spoken to me, as I believe so strongly in early intervention and preventative strategies. It is an honour to be able to play a positive role in ensuring children thrive now and into their future.
I am thrilled be Team Coordinator at Time for Kids. Prior to this role, I worked as a counsellor and case worker for Relationships Australia’s Post Care Support Services. I am very enthusiastic and keen to continue the work of Time for Kids. I look forward to growing the program, providing more opportunities for children to build strong foundations of resilience, respect, strength, and self-care.
Carer and Mentor Assessment, Matching and Placement
I am driven to provide support for children in our program and to those who care for them. I have worked in several roles over my 18-year career in the human services sector. My work has included both early intervention and out of home care for children, as a practitioner and manager. In my down time there is nothing I love more than spending time with my own three young grandsons and delighting in their wisdom.
Activities Coordinator and Carer/Mentor Support
I have the pleasure of getting to know the children, their carers and families through activities and events. I also support their relationship journey throughout their placement. I’ve been blessed enough to witness the program at work as a volunteer carer since 2015. I am excited to see Time for Kids go from strength to strength. Before I came to Time for Kids, I studied a Certificate III in Baking and a degree in Public Relations. I am truly passionate about helping young people to thrive. Out of work, I love spending time with my family, exercising and connecting with nature.
Carer and Mentor Support Worker
I feel privileged to work together with carers, mentors and families, each sharing knowledge, experience, and stories for the wellbeing of children. I originally trained as an Early Childhood Teacher and have recently also provided learning and disability support at a local primary school in my community. I have two young children and in my spare time I love reading (when I get a chance) and exploring national parks and walking trails with my family and our dog Barney.
Key Leaders within Relationships Australia South Australia
CEO, Relationships Australia South Australia
Claire Ralfs is Chief Executive Officer of Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA), and the Australian Institute of Social Relations (the training division of RASA). With extensive experience in driving organisational change and building cross-disciplinary collaboration, Claire’s leadership of the Time for Kids service, among the 50+ others at RASA, is invaluable to our continued high-quality delivery.
Board Member, Relationships Australia South Australia
Prior to our merger, Diarmid served as Chairperson on the Time for Kids Board for more than 8 years. Diarmid joined the RASA Board after the merger in 2018. Diarmid is a Director at Leed Consulting, an Adelaide based consultancy specialising in organisational and leadership development. Diarmid works with clients as a coach, facilitator, and cultural change consultant, assisting them to optimise business and people performance at both the organisational and individual level.
EGM, Policy and Programs, Relationships Australia South Australia
Jonathon is a qualified Social Worker, holds a Masters of Policy and Administration and has over 30 years wide-ranging experience in leadership and management in the community services sector. As the Executive General Manager for the Time for Kids program, Jonathon provides strategic leadership in the development and implementation of our service, as well as contributing to public policy.
Naomi Ebert Smith
GM, Communications and Development, Relationships Australia South Australia
Naomi is a communications and marketing professional with over 20 years' experience. Naomi and the RASA Communications Team support the program with communications and fundraising work. Please contact her on 8216 5200 or email@example.com for information about fundraising and partnerships.
Senior Accountant, Finance, Relationships Australia South Australia
Please contact about donations and receipts on: 8216 5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org