As you might remember, some time ago Kids Like Us put out a call for tutors, youth workers and psychologists. One person to answer the call was Naomi Castelan, and we’re incredibly glad that she did!
Naomi is a brilliant and truly valued addition to our team, and it’s been great getting to know her!
As with many of our new staff, we sat down with Naomi to have a quick chat about all things her, KLU life and fiction in our latest KLU Q&A… Thanks for chatting with us, Naomi!
Q: How did you first hear about Kids Like Us?
Naomi: I first heard about KLU when I stumbled across an advertisement for a psychologist on an ethical jobs website.
Q: What made you decide to join Kids Like Us?
Naomi: The approach of caring for kids as well as their families in a genuinely caring and holistic way really resonated with me, and I am so excited to be able to be a part of the community that Anne and Catherine have brought together.
Q: Tell us a little about what you do at Kids Like Us
Naomi: I meet kids to work out what they need educationally as well as emotionally, and then providing counselling if it would be beneficial.
Q: What’s the best thing about what you do?
Naomi: Getting to know the great kids and their loving families!
Q: What do you do when you’re not at Kids Like Us?
Naomi: I do a lot of playing cricket with my 8 year old so and going on train rides with my 12 year old son, especially old-timey steam trains.
Q: If you were a fictional character, which character do you think you’d be – and why?
Naomi: Pippi Longstocking – because I love adventures, and my hair has a mind of its own!
Q: What was your favourite book when you were at school?
Naomi: Playing Beatie Bow by the enchanting Australian author Ruth Park. I wished I could go back in time just like the main character, Abigail.