MultiLit builds capability in behaviour management with new appointments
MultiLit, a leading provider of effective literacy instruction in Australasia, is proud to announce the recruitment of two new key staff members, Jill Hellemans and Micaela Rafferty.
As leading experts in the important area of behaviour management, Jill and Micaela will provide a valuable contribution to MultiLit and support rapid growth across the business.
This will include the delivery of Professional Development workshops, supporting MultiLit School Partnerships and consultations with schools, undertaking support and training for our Literacy Centres and the development of new products and services to support teacher education and training.
An exciting initiative that Jill and Micaela will spearhead is the development of behaviour management programs as part of the MultiLit Positive Teaching & Learning suite of programs. All MultiLit programs are underpinned by MultiLit Positive Teaching, and the expertise of Jill and Micaela will now extend the general principles of Positive Teaching to more detailed courses on managing individual and classroom behaviour, implementing preventative and reactive strategies and the development of individualised education plans. We anticipate these will prove to be invaluable resources for teachers, special educators and learning support professionals in schools.
Jill and Micaela, both Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and Special Educators, come to MultiLit having themselves been founders of their own business – Room2Learn and Learn My Way. In this capacity they provided high quality, evidence-based intervention programs to children with disabilities and their families as well as education and capacity building to preschools and schools through educator training.
Both Jill and Micaela have a long history with MultiLit. Micaela was a literacy tutor at the MultiLit Redfern Literacy Centre, an initiative undertaken in partnership with the Exodus Foundation. As a volunteer co-ordinator for the Parikrma Humanity Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working with street and slum children, Jill took MultiLit to India training international volunteers in the delivery of the Reading Tutor Program in Bangalore.
MultiLit Managing Director, Iain Rothwell, said: “This opens a wonderful new chapter in the development of MultiLit as a company and we look forward to the significant contribution both Micaela and Jill will make to the MultiLit business.”