Georgina is Changing Young Lives

Posted on 09 December 2015 by Luke Meney

Georgina being presented her award by MacKillop CEO Micaela Cronin and Br Chris Meehl cfc of the Christian Brothers

We would like to congratulate MacKillop staff member Georgina Aylwin as the 2015 winner of The Edmund Rice Award for Excellence in Professional Practice (Individual Category).

The Awards are presented in recognition of excellence in practice, an outstanding level of commitment and the exemplification of MacKillop’s values - justice, hope, collaboration, compassion and respect.

In her eight years working at MacKillop, Georgina has been a residential care worker, house supervisor and more recently a case manager. Her passion for supporting high-risk adolescents, and advocating for their voices to be heard, is inspiring.

Georgina’s greatest strength is her ability to interact with the families of the young people she works with, as she strongly believes in the importance of breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage.

She actively advocates to case planners to make decisions that will have positive, lifelong impacts on the young people, as opposed to short-term outcomes. She does this by engaging in outreach work, and collaborating with the police, youth justice and child protection to support young people to make better choices.

Georgina is also a strong team member, constantly offering support to her peers, and is frequently contacted by young people who have previously been in care, to update her on how they are going. Many thank her for being the one person in their life who they could rely on.

Georgina is a positive example of someone who represents MacKillop’s core values at all levels of her practice and constantly strives to implement the Sanctuary commitments in her work.

Congratulations Georgina!