Jera-Lea HallChild Protection Practictioner
Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Honours Class IIA
Jera-Lea has been working with children and families since 2005, starting her career as a Disability Support Worker and voluntary work at the Special Education School. She completed a Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice prior to accepting a contract with Department of Corrections as a Reporting Officer and completing Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Honours Class IIA.
From 2010 Jera-Lea’s work has been primarily focussed on working with children young people and families involved with the Department. She developed her practice frameworks through a number of roles within the not for profit sector including residential youth worker, counsellor and family support worker as well as a management role.
From 2012 to 2015 she was working in North Queensland within a not for profit organisation as a dual Team Leader overseeing teams working with children and families involved with the Department, and preparing young people to exit the care system. During this time, she had the opportunity to not only oversee these programs but also to work as a counsellor with children and families to support them through many issues including domestic or family violence, substance misuse, neglect, and child protection concerns.
Jera-Lea strongly believes in using a client centred, strength-based approach that, focusses on assisting clients to find solutions to issues impacting their lives. This framework is informed by child development, trauma, and attachment theories.
Jera-Lea has been with Social Care Solutions since 2016.