Tarra is in the application process of becoming registered with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. She has 14 years experience working with individuals in the human services sector. She has experience supporting individuals with mental and physical disabilities as well as support in treatment and rehabilitation settings. Her background includes behaviour management, program coordination, training and workshop development, group facilitation, and care plan development and support for individuals across the lifespan.
From the start of my career in the human services sector, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles supporting individuals, families, and groups in both the private and non-profit sectors. In my practice, I strive to create an anti-oppressive environment that is trauma informed. I utilize both strength-based and person-centered approaches in the supports provided to the individuals, families, and groups I serve. My role is to collaboratively guide individuals to find and build on their current strengths and enhance their coping skills and self-awareness.
With many passions in life, I manage a busy yet fulfilling schedule that incorporates a focus on my personal health and wellness. I enjoy exploring nature in Powell River, coaching for Special Olympics, and spending quality time with friends and family. I believe a healthy and balanced lifestyle provides individuals the capacity of strengthening themselves and the communities they live in.
I am in the process of becoming a Registered Social Worker in the province of British Columbia, Canada. I received my Bachelor of Social Work with a Specialization in Child Welfare, from Vancouver Island University. I am continuously seeking to enhance and improve my education and knowledge to better support the individuals I serve. If you have any further questions regarding my additional certifications or training and experience, please feel free to send me an email sometime or give me a call.