Common Entry Point Team

Referrals will usually come through the Common Entry Point Team that is based at the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre. 

Kathleen Parker- Alliance Manager

Team Members L - R: Kris Gorbett; Barbara Zahabe;
Kathleen Parker; Vicci Greensmith; Julian Thrupp

Kathleen has worked for Parkerville Children and Youth Care as a Child and Family Advocate at the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre since February 2011 before moving into her role as Alliance Manager at the Armadale Family Support Network.  Kathleen has a degree in Social Work and a degree in Family Studies and has extensive experience working with children, young people and families in a broad range of services. Kathleen’s role as Alliance Manager includes provision of support to our Partner Agencies, to assist us to work together in a seamless manner to support families and individuals who access the Network.

Kris Gorbert- Assessment and Support Officer

Prior to his involvement with the Armadale Family Support Network, Kris worked as a case manager with Parkerville’s Reconnect service. Kris has a degree in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice and his passion lies within Psychology and offering support to individuals and families.   Kris has extensive experience working with young people at risk of homelessness as well as offering support to their families and working towards reconciliation and mediation.  Kris has also delivered teaching packages to young offenders and has experience in supporting male offenders on release from prison.

Vicci Greensmith- Assessment and Support Officer

Prior to moving to Australia in early 2012, Vicci worked as an Education Social Worker in the UK for several years with her main role being to offer support to children, young people and families in a variety of settings.  Prior to this, Vicci worked with young homeless people supporting them to develop life and budgeting skills as well as maintain tenancy.  Vicci has a Masters in Social Work and a degree in Psychology and also has experience working with young people with mental health difficulties and adults with multiple disabilities. 

Kris and Vicci (Assessment and Support Officers) will be the initial contact on referral to the service and will discuss the current situation for the family or individual and will work with the family to identify possible support required.  

Sue Looby- Leader Child Protection.

Sue has worked  for the Department for Child Protection for fifteen years; she has experience in a wide range of settings, including direct family support,  and is a firm believer in supporting families to develop their strengths to care for their children to the best of their abilities. Sue will offer support to the service on a consultation basis and provide FuSioN training and mentoring as part of her role with the Network.


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