WBHHS Health Hero - Rachel Humphreys

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Rachel Humphreys
Social Work Advanced – Domestic and Family Violence

How long have you been with WBHHS?
2 Months

How do you describe what you do?
I support staff to feel more confident to recognize, respond and refer adults, children and family members at risk of, suspected and or experiencing Domestic and Family Violence. You might see me providing training, and education, promoting community and HHS engagement activities and sharing information related to Domestic and Family Violence.

What’s best about your job?
Getting to work with so many dedicated, friendly and passionate people.

What was your path into health care?
I have been a Social Worker for 14+ years most of this time has been spent as a clinical social worker working with children and families. I have worked closely with victim survivors and have seen the impact Domestic and Family Violence has in individuals, families and communities.  I feel privileged to now have the opportunity to take a leadership role to drive change, to work towards a world where everyone can live without fear or violence.

What does being part of a team mean to you?
Being part of a team to mean means having and giving support, sharing successes and failures and the opportunity to learn from one another.

When you’re not at work, you are…
With my wonderful family, camping, gardening, enjoying the great outdoors.

What do you enjoy about living in Wide Bay?
I love so much about living in Wide Bay, the beaches, the space, the wonderful friendly people.

Tell us a fun fact about you.
I’ve grown up vegetarian so have never knowingly eaten meat

What song are you listening to most right now?
I love all music but right now I most often listen to country music