Winner

2018

Jessica Cristallo

Outstanding New Talent Award

Jessica Cristallo is a youth worker and support worker at Canberra PCYC. She was training to be a teacher, then entered the youth sector after realising that social and emotional wellbeing for young people is paramount to their long term success. She has trained as a youth worker, and uses this combination of skills and experience to genuinely connect with young people as well as provide tutoring and link them with formal education.

Jess is a smiling, quiet achiever, new to the youth sector in 2017, who brings a calming spirit and caring nature to her support for young people. She is extremely competent and prepares herself well for every contact she will have with young people, ensuring they will get the best outcomes from her interactions. She is dedicated to her work, which is noticed by her managers and team members, and most importantly, the young people she supports.

Jess has continued to study and is always eager to learn, attending every training available to her. Jess also brings new discoveries of best practice in youth work and social work as well as relevant resources to share with other team members at team meetings, as she is dedicated to seeing herself and Canberra PCYC provide the best support possible.
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