Stacey is passionate about the opportunities education and employment bring to people’s lives, particularly those in the community who face obstacles and challenges along the journey. Throughout her career, she has thrived on developing high performing teams and programmes, with a focus on continuous improvement to deliver better education and training outcomes for all.
Stacey joined Communicare in 2019 as a Senior Manager Employment and Education, bringing to the role a wealth of experience she gained while working in senior leadership positions in the UK.
In her current role, Stacey is responsible for the service delivery and development of education, employment and training programmes and services provided by Communicare, both in the Perth metropolitan area and the Mid-West.
This includes the Communicare Academy, a Curriculum and Reengagement in Education (CARE) School, providing students with a unique approach to re-engagement in their education journey, focusing on wellbeing and education support.
Students often attend with a range of issues, including childhood trauma as a result of physical and/or sexual abuse, untreated mental health problems, undiagnosed learning disabilities and many others. School support services include access to a school psychologist, social workers, a behaviour support assistant, Aboriginal Islander education officer, a clinical psychologist, a nurse practitioner, and a parenting therapist.
Stacey also oversees a team of Youth Mentors and an Alternative Education Pathways team who are experts in connecting children and young people with specialist support services.
For the past 20 years, Stacey has held positions across the employment and education Sector, including as a Programme Director in the United Kingdom (UK) delivering systemic change to the vocational education sector.
Highly skilled in management, community development and change management, she has established an excellent record of successfully managing major programmes both in the not-for-profit and local government sectors. This includes the Department of Work and Pensions in the UK, as well as leading the roll-out of significant programmes for the Department of Education UK.
Stacey has a proven track record in building and engaging stakeholder networks through strong interpersonal communication skills to achieve common goals and influence change.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics & Community Development, an MSC in Advanced Community Development and Prince2 Practitioner Award in Project Management.