Dominic's first experience in community services was with refugee support, volunteering in Switzerland in the late 'noughties'. Moving back to Australia in 2014 he stumbled across residential youth work and was exposed to TCI. Since then, TCI has been an integral part of his practice in out-of-home-care direct service, leadership and program support roles. Dominic loves talking practice and supporting people caring for children and their families. He gets great satisfaction hearing from practitioners and leaders using frameworks for practice to support kids to experience success.
Dominic has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science, Master of Social Work, Diploma of Community Services Work and has trained as a mental health clinician. He also works as a Crisis Support Officer with Lifeline Community Recovery. It's important to him to make the theory and frameworks guiding practice 'real', and support understanding of the connections between research, theory and our capacity to help children experience positive outcomes and enjoy their lives.
Dominic enjoys learning new things and getting lost in the bush on a mountain bike.