Madeleine has a Bachelor of Health Sciences with majors in Public Health and Health Promotion, and a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Deaf studies and Spanish.
Following completion of her studies, Madeleine worked for the Department of Immigration, where she gained experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and was given an introduction to interpreting legislation.
Madeleine spent a two years in Britain, where she worked as a special needs carer. In her role she worked as part of an interdisciplinary team to co-devise and carry out programs of physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy (personal and social care) and cognitive therapy for her clients. As a special needs carer she refined her verbal and signing (Makaton/British Sign Language) communication skills, to cater to the needs of her clients, their families, education workers and allied health professionals. Madeleine developed sound project and time management skills as a result of handling the complex needs and demanding intervention programs of her clients.
Madeleine’s current role at AHA is to provide administrative support on the Community Service Obligation (CSO) Funding Pool
Other projects Madeleine has worked on include: