BA, DipAppSci (Nursing), GradDipEd (Health), GradDipHealth (Palliative Care), DipMissiology
Jenika is an experienced palliative care nurse who currently works in community palliative care supporting those who choose to die at home. Jenika has also had numerous roles in the aged care sector, both in residential care and in the community. She spent thirteen years working in Nepal, and helped establish the first palliative care training there. She continues to run workshops in Australia, Nepal and India on a wide range of topics, and in particular palliative care and communication skills. Jenika enjoys integrating spiritual care into her professional practice in these different cultural contexts. Jenika is passionate about adding meaning and purpose to life, in all its stages, through interpersonal connectedness and meaningful community. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and four children.
The Little Things - Lead Trainer
Pip takes the lead on The Little Things: Intercultural communication for personal care work in aged care workshops, whether train the trainer or sessions with direct care workers. She was the project coordinator, principal researcher and a training materials developer for The Little Things, 2018-2020. She has worked as an English as an additional language teacher and education manager in community settings and in ELICOS over the past 20 years. She works at a TAFE as a language, literacy and numeracy support teacher for students enrolled in CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. She has also facilitated various adult community education projects with people experiencing homelessness or living in rooming houses, people with psychiatric illnesses, Indigenous Australians, migrants and refugees. Throughout her career, Pip has valued drawing on the experiences and perspectives of others to support meaningful engagement.
Educator and Senior Consultant