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Juana Martinez

Juana Martinez

Juana teaches at Melbourne Polytechnic in our Community Services department. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in community and social work in the areas of gender-based violence, counselling, reproductive health and family relationships. During this time, she’s worked in Australia, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Germany and most recently in Myanmar.  Juana also spent four years working with the United Nations. 

Juana has been working in the teaching industry with Melbourne Polytechnic on and off for over twelve years. She engages her students through  a range of approaches, including discussions with guest speakers, role plays, case studies and self-directed research. Juana teaches using real life examples from the field, empowering students to discuss real social issues and take actions for change. She is passionate about social justice and equality. Juana enjoys being able to share her passion and her life experience with the next generation of workers in community services.

Juana holds a Master of International and Community Development from Deakin University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Translation. She is also highly trained and qualified in community services, including qualifications for counselling survivors of family violence, working with clients who have drug and alcohol problems, working with people with mental Illness and secondary trauma and self care.  

Community Service Courses at MP

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215
Human Services - Full Time - Preston
Free Tafe Human Services - Full Time - Preston
If you work in, or would like to work in a community based organisation, withdrawal service, residential rehabilitation or an outreach service, our Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215 is the course for you. The program offers excellent teaching in these areas and successful completion will see you with a qualification in the field, paving the way for further study in Community Services and Health and Education and career options.
Diploma of Community Services CHC52021
Human Services - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Free Tafe Human Services - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Gain the skills to make tangible differences in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC40321
Human Services - Full Time - Workplace and Industry
Free Tafe Human Services - Full Time - Workplace and Industry
If you have a calling for care, consider our Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC40321. A course designed for those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention.
Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315
Human Services - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Free Tafe Human Services - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Would you like to make a difference in improving the mental health of others? Our Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315 focuses on recovery-orientated models and offers you many career opportunities in this rewarding field.
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42021
Human Services - Full Time - Preston
Free Tafe Human Services - Full Time - Preston
Committed to challenging social injustice? Want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people? Our Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42021 provides entry-level skills and knowledge for the community sector.