Meet team Bamara as we shine our spotlight on Rosie, our Art & Yarn Facilitator from our ParentsNext team in the Northern Territory. 

Rosie plays a crucial role in helping our participants from the ParentsNext program build up their confidence and self-awareness and encourage growth through artistic freedom through our Art & Yarn program.

Welcome Rosie. Tell us a little about yourself and your role at Bamara? 

I facilitate the Art & Yarn program in Darwin and Palmerston in the Northern Territory. I am currently working towards creating a Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Skills short course tailored for our participants and the barriers they face. 

What led you into this line of work? 

I was fortunate to hear about this job through being a participant at Bamara. My role in Bamara is one I’ve never done before but felt confident that I could do. My role works really well with being a parent and allows me to be creative in ways I’ve never been able to be in previous jobs I’ve had. 

Art & Yarn is a 5-week course where participants can explore their creative side through art and craft activities and Yarn in a safe and welcoming environment.  

Each week has a focal point for participants to reflect on and discuss in the group. Through Art & Yarn, we aim to help build up confidence and self-awareness for each participant. 

What do you remember about your first job and the life lessons you got from it? 

My first job was as a cashier. This role taught me a lot of customer service skills and about responsibility. 

How has Bamara helped you in your career and professional development? 

Bamara has helped build my interpersonal skills to communicate with adult participants effectively. 

What are some of your hobbies and interests? 

I’m a creative person and love making art in different mediums.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

I would love to travel around the Pacific Islands and explore more about our beautiful country Australia. 

What have been your highlights and memorable moments so far with Bamara? 

I have enjoyed learning new skills through facilitating Art & Yarn. I’ve also enjoyed working towards creating a new program. 

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received? 

Give things a go even if you feel a bit out of your comfort zone and take every opportunity to learn new skills. 

What do you find the most exciting part of working at Bamara? 

I find it most exciting working with participants. Seeing them build up their confidence, overcome barriers, and achieve their goals is very rewarding.