15/11/2018 - 17/02/2020
Please note: My daughter Sophie and I share this account. Hence the different user name and the feedback for a 21 year old.
My name is Jodie Woods. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia with my two adult children and my two dogs. I teach Criminology at the University of Sunshine Coast and love to travel between semesters. My professional background is in child protection and I am passionate about providing safe communities for all children and young people, particularly in relation to International child sexual exploitation.
I have travelled extensively and love to immerse myself in the local culture. I am a foodie (love to eat, terrible cook) and I enjoy getting to know people over a good meal. I am an adventurer and love to try new things. For my 50th birthday I trekked to Mt Everest Base Camp. I have worked with rescued elephants in Thailand and at risk children in Cambodia.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
My professional skills may not be particularly relevant to work away assignments but I am always happy to chat about what I do as I believe raising awareness on these issues is very important and we can do that by sharing our knowledge and experiences.
I am a hard-worker who can work independently and demonstrate initiative. I am willing to tackle any job with enthusiasm. I am a very quick learner and am happy to take direction and constructive feedback. I love animals and I feel very relaxed with all animals (except rats!) and have had a lot of experience with a variety of domestic animals (i.e. dogs, horses, goats) as well as native Australian wildlife (mostly caring for orphaned possum joeys).
I have very good communication skills and I am trained in conflict resolution. I also have a very positive outlook on life and I believe nothing is impossible as there is always a way to achieve anything.
I am looking for somewhere quiet to recharge my batteries in preparation for next teaching semester. Would prefer rural, remote. Am an early riser, early to bed. I love hiking, outdoor activities and being in nature.
References available on request. Would like to video chat to meet host before committing to a position.
Special dietary requirements