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Ruby Pettit

Social Worker

BIOGRAPHY

Ruby is a social worker with seven years of experience in community mental health services. Ruby has worked in a range of culturally diverse communities in both Perth and Sydney. Her personal and professional goals are to support others in leading fulfilling lives and to ensure their full inclusion and participation within the community. Ruby loves her job and feels privileged to be able to support individuals during challenging times in their lives.

Although Ruby’s passion lies in early intervention and adolescent mental health, she has also gained experience working with a variety of age groups throughout her career. Whilst she has dedicated much time to specialized youth mental health facilities and student well-being in schools, she has also engaged with young adults, mature adults, and families in her work roles.

Ruby has a special interest in recovery work, recognizing the bravery required to reach out for support and to trust those who offer it. Building trust in a relationship takes time, and many seek therapy to alleviate symptoms like stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, emotional overwhelm, or burnout.

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APPROACH

Ruby’s therapeutic approach is strength-based and centered on attachment theory, emphasizing collaboration and client-centeredness. By fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, Ruby supports clients to develop insight into their core issues and to strive for profound, lasting change. All aspects of well-being are strengthened by providing her clients with connections to specialized support services.

CERTIFIED IN

  • Bachelor of Social Work – Western Sydney University
  • Diploma of Community Services – Ultimo College, NSW
  • Certificate IV Youth Work – Central Institute of Technology, NSW
  • Program Design and Presentation Skills
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Safe and Together Training
  • Protective Behaviour Training
  • Safeguarding Children Training
  • CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • Outcome Recovery Star Training
  • Lifeline Applied Suicide Intervention skills training
  • CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respect to crisis situations
  • CHCCCS019 Provide client-centered support to people in crisis