Jackie is a member of the Australian Association of Social Work, and is an accredited mental health Social Worker. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience in clinical social work in both general health and mental health, and has developed skills in individual and group therapy.
For the past 10 years Jackie has specialised in the area of culturally and linguistically diverse clients with a mental illness, and during this time has worked across the community and inpatient settings and has developed an interest and expertise in working with asylum seekers and refugees.
Jackie has also worked casually as a lecturer in Social Work covering the area of Cultural Diversity in Social Work Practice at the Australian Catholic University.
Jackie currently also works at the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, where she coordinates and delivers a depression program for CALD communities and works as a transcultural mental health specialist doing cultural/mental health assessments alongside bicultural workers.