Andrea van der Werf
Position: Operations Manager, Counselling, Mediation & Family Support
Andrea van der Werf commenced as the Operations Manager of Counselling, Mediation and Family Support in November 2020. Andrea’s role involves overseeing daily operations of program areas that provide family support, parent education, relationship counselling, mediation, financial counselling and migrant and refugee background settlement support.
Andrea holds a BA of Creative Arts Therapy and has over 20 years’ experience working in both government and non-government organisations. In her career she has specialised in families and children facing a variety of challenges such as domestic violence, mental health, out of home care, torture and trauma experiences and living in immigration detention. In more recent years, Andrea has focused on applying her expertise on a management level: reviewing, improving and implementing organisational programs and systems to support staff in their roles and improve outcomes for the service users and their communities.