My name is Robert Di Toro. In 2001 I graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. In 2015 I completed my Diploma of Community Service Work at Riverina TAFE, receiving Campus Outstanding Achievement Award and Institute Industry Excellence Award for Community Service Work. In 2018 I completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Charles Sturt University. I am currently undertaking my Master of Counselling at the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, which has been deferred due to Covid-19.
I have worked with children and young people in Residential Care, who face very challenging circumstances. I have also worked with families in NSW Child Protection, including Out Of Home Care. I have worked with NDIS participants to navigate the system to help get better outcomes.
My ability to help people find their strengths and their way out of difficulty has been an asset for those roles and I bring that to this. I am also naturally curious about people, being approachable and good listener. I find strengths and apply them to make change. You can’t always get over things, but you can learn to get on with them.
I grew up in Melbourne, moving to Mildura in 2011 with my wife. We have three children.