Newly Promoted: Ms Javine Kiew (Senior Case Worker)
Previously a Child Protection Officer with Ministry of Social and Family Development, Javine has supported many families dealing with cases of child abuse and neglect. She was motivated to work more directly with children and youth impacted by family violence and joined CAS as a Case Worker in 2016.
She has since been exemplary in her role and is patient and compassionate with residents in her charge. She regularly provides counselling support to address emotional, social, school or family functioning difficulties they may be coping with. She also collaborates closely with all stakeholders who contribute to a resident’s care plan, such as family members and relatives, Melrose Home’s care staff, school teachers and other professionals such as therapists or psychologists. This includes making time for regular home visits and communication with family members to support their goals and journeys to successful family reunification.
While reflecting on her experience with Melrose Home…
Javine recounted cherished moments when residents opened up to share their honest struggles and pain. Opening up requires the courage to be vulnerable and she is grateful that they felt safe and trusted her enough to do so. She has learned from experience that it may not be possible to see immediate fruits of her ’heart’ labour. However, she trusts that the seeds of care have been sown and in time, they could overcome their challenges and progress with their lives. She hopes that even if they fall on hard times, they could be uplifted by memories of someone who had genuinely cared
We are energised by Javine’s passion to support vulnerable children and youth, and we hope that she will continue to
grow personally and professional as a part of Team CAS.