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Selina Swan

Community Facilitator

Selina is a Proud Ngardi-Jaru-Kija woman raised in Halls Creek, Western Australia. Selina has over 20 years’ experience in management and service delivery roles in the WA and the NT Governments, including courts and youth justice. She has contributed to a wide range of Nous projects by designing and leading consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations. Her work at Nous is grounded in her understanding of trauma-informed practice and the nuances and subtleties of communication and relationships in an Indigenous context.  Selina delivers cultural competency training for the whole of Nous, in which she provides a safe place to learn, grow and celebrate differences, as well as to learn about the importance of being trauma-aware and healing-informed.  Clients and stakeholders appreciate her empathy, deep listening, and effective communication.

Influential work

  • Led engagement with the youth sector as the Aboriginal Team Advisor at the Kununurra East Kimberley Youth Justice Services (KEKYJS), allowing communities and clients to understand legislation and its application to them
  • Coordinated support from various programs as KEKYJS Prevention and Diversion Team Leader, ensuring families and children receive culturally appropriate support and guidance
  • Developed monthly reports for senior management as Acting Manager at the Department of Indigenous Affairs, East Kimberley, fostering decision-making and client outcomes monitoring through improved statistical analysis and communication
  • Managed a team of Patient Transport Officers as Manager, Top End Patient Transport Service; ensuring patient continuity of care by providing an efficient and culturally safe transport service for Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital.

In her spare time...

Selina enjoys staying healthy, connecting with family and exploring nature. She appreciates art and beautiful things – as well as a good book, fine weather, great food, and a little outdoor music.

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