Meet Jobee your new Tutor:

Hi there,  my name is Joanne (Jobee the computer tutor) and I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I am currently working in a few different roles.

  1. Computer tutor.
  2. Art tutor
  3. I work as an Artist doing commission work.  Jobee’s Art
  4. Committee member for the Amputee Society Canterbury and Westland.
  5. Peer support worker, and volunteer for the Amputee Society Canterbury and Westland.
  6. Website manager for the Amputee society, and a few other organisations.  Amputee information website


Tutors background and Training:

  • 2019   Peer Support Volunteer:    This is part of the volunteering for peer support through Limbs 4 Life.  https://www.peersupport.nz/
  •  2017  The Performance edge:   This course was run through LMA Leadership Management Australasia
  •  2010  Certificate in Web Design and Writing:   I completed a Certificate in Web Design and Writing through the open polytechnic.
  •  2006  IABA The institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis:  Non-aversive Behavioural Support basic principles of positive programming. Comprehensive Functional Assessment & Advanced Support strategies. Emergency Management and Reactive Strategies within a nonaversive Framework.  Assuring Staff Consistency and Provision of Quality Services.
  •  2005/2006   Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management:  I have started working toward a Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management through UNITEC, and completed 2 papers. Culture & Values, and Volunteering, Employee Motivation and Management
  • 2004  Train the Trainer Mentors Manual Handling certificate:   This was to help staff manage manual handling techniques through Therapy Professionals.
  • 2004  Treaty of Waitangi 2-day workshop:  This was a  2-day workshop through the Waitangi Associates
  •  2004  Future Leaders Programme:   The Future Leaders Programme was set up to help foster leadership in the Sector of Disability and within The New Zealand Federation of Vocational & Support Services (VASS). I was fortunate to be selected to participate in this course which ran from February to August 2004.  It was run by Paardekooper and associates and was funded by VASS.
  • 2003  NAS  S.P.E.L.L Programme:    SPELL stands for Structure, Positive approaches and expectations, Empathy, Low arousal, and Links. This course looks at each element of the framework, with practical examples to illustrate each component.
  • 1984 – 1985  Christchurch Teachers College:  Certificate in Teaching People with Disabilities.