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Clinton Edward Strother

136A Great South Road, Drury


(027) 703-9622
clintonedwardstrother@gmail.com

Profile
Snapshot

A New Zealand born European/Maori with 21 years experience living in Japan.


Happily married for 11 years. One adopted son. Family oriented. Disciplined.
Enthusiastic. Committed.

Recent
Experience

Residential Support Worker


Mahitahi Trust, Onehunga, Auckland

Present

Clinton is currently working full-time as a residential support worker at a level four


intensive rehabilitation mental health outpatient residence, taking on a Key Worker
role with two of his clients. Whereas his previous employer was a mainstream
service provider, Clinton is now being exposed to new ideas in a kaupapa Maori
provider. Clinton was recently recognized with an employee of the month award.
Residential Support Worker
(Former) Recovery Solutions, Manurewa, Auckland

Clinton enjoyed his first experience working in the mental health sector and thrived
in a high-stress environment. The service, also a level four, specialized in the
rehabilitation of high-needs clientele diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Addictions Recovery Course Program Co-facilitator
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Papakura, Auckland

Spanning 13 weeks, Clinton successfully facilitated an addictions recovery course


based on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step program. Student Representative
Student Representative
Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara, Auckland

Clinton was elected Student Representative for the 2014 year. He has enjoyed the
opportunities and challenges this leadership role has presented. Clinton has been a

strong advocate for his peers and has introduced several programs and systems to
enhance the learning environment, e.g., a waiata roster, a feedback system, an
online communal assessment calendar, etc.

Event Security Specialist


Platform 4 Group, Central Auckland, Auckland
2014 Present
Clinton has extensive experience in event security roles, such as: crowd
management, ticketing, bag search, asset protection, incident response and
customer service for major concerts, sporting events and other public and private
events. Clinton was quickly promoted to various leadership roles, such as Team
Leader; overseeing the North Stand at Eden Park and supervising 12+ security staff.

Licensed Real-estate Salesperson


LJ Hooker Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Auckland
2012 2013
Clinton practiced real estate in and around the Royal Oak area for a little over a year.
He experienced moderate success, but concluded that the commission-basis of the
income was not family-friendly.

Founder/CEO
goodeikaiwa.com, Tokyo, Japan
2008 2011
Clinton took a concept for an interactive English learning website for adults through
the stages of: forming and registering a company, concept development, branding,
patenting and copyrighting intellectual properties, R&D, testing, production and
delivery to market, marketing, etc. Clinton was able to cold call and successfully
negotiate a partnership with Resn; a well-established web design firm based in
Wellington, New Zealand. The website that resulted: goodeikaiwa.com, was a finalist
in the 2011 AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media Industry Association) awards in the
category of Best Learning & Education.

Owner/Operator
Good Eikaiwa, Tokyo, Japan
2008 2012
Clinton founded/owned an English Language school with two branches, employing
six teachers and staff and with a student body exceeding 150 students. Clinton
developed curriculum and pursued improved English teaching methodology for
adults and children through the creation of instructional DVDs, books and scores of
original lesson plans.

Recent
Education

Bachelor of Applied Social Work


Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara, Auckland

Clinton is currently on his final fieldwork placement with Secondary School of Tertiary
Studies (an MIT affiliate). Clinton successfully completed his 2nd year bachelor
studies with an A average. Bachelor studies will be completed in mid November,
2015.

Bachelor of Applied Social Work


Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara, Auckland

Clinton is currently on his final fieldwork placement with Secondary School of Tertiary
Studies (an MIT affiliate). Clinton worked under the close supervision of an
experienced, registered social worker in the role of Social Worker in School (SWiS) at
Papatoetoe South School as part of his 2nd year fieldwork placement. Clinton worked
a 40 hour week for a three month period. Clinton was recognized several times at
ATWC general staff meetings for his contribution to the goals of the organization.
Clinton successfully completed his 2nd year bachelor studies with an A average.
Bachelor studies will be completed in mid November, 2015.

Grief, Loss & Trauma Interventions Training Certificate


Abacus Counselling, Training & Supervision, Ltd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Clinton recently completed some private training in the areas of grief and loss under
the tutelage of Peter Thorburn.

Certificate in Recovery Coaching


Recovery Innovations, Manukau, Auckland
2014

Working with Family Violence Certificate of Attendance


Family Works, Epsom, Auckland
2014

National Certificate in First-line Management & Leadership, Lvl 3


Te Wanaga o Aotearoa, Mangere, Auckland
2013

Te Ara Reo Maori Certificate, Lvl 2


Te Wanaga o Aotearoa, Mangere, Auckland
2013

Real-estate Salesperson License Certificate, Lvl 4 & 5

2012
Skills/Traits/Ass
ets

English Teaching (14 years experience). Fully fluent in Japanese (JLPT N2, 96%). Full
NZ Driver License. Certificate of Approval. Good conflict resolution and general
diplomacy/communication skills. Resourceful/creative/entrepreneurial. Positive/a
good motivator of self/others. Open/genuine/relatable. Compassionate/empathetic.
Industrious/Goal-oriented. Objective/teachable. Leadership qualities present.

References

Referee 1
Name: Shirley Ikkala
Occupation: Program Manager, Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Relationship: Former Program Coordinator, Manukau Institute of Technology
email: shirlikka@outlook.co.nz
Referee 2
Name: Elizabeth Walker-Tautali
Occupation: Senior Manager SWiS & YWiSS (Anglican Trust for Women and Children)
Relationship: Mentor and Senior Supervisor for fieldwork practicum
ph: (09) 276-3729
email: elizabethw@atwc.org.nz
Referee 3
Name: Rachel Morris
Occupation: Mental Health & Addictions Service Manager
Relationship: Line Manager
ph: (027) 705-0146 work: (09) 262-5052
email: rachel@mahitahi.co.nz
Referee 4
Name: Gordon Matenga
Occupation: Hamilton/Greater Waikato Coroner
Relationship: Uncle
ph: (07) 846-0640 work: (07) 834-1756
Referee 5
Name: Chris Main
Occupation: GP (Takanini Family Health Care)
Relationship: Bishop at our church/family associate
ph: (021) 076-5206
Referee 6
Name: Douglas Hymas
Occupation: Director, Country Executive (BNY Mellon)
Relationship: Longtime associate, informal legal counsel, fellow board member
(C.E.S.)
ph: (080) 5506-9137 (Japan mobile number)
email: dhymas@me.com
Referee 7
Name: Peter Witehira
Occupation: Inventor/entrepreneur/High School custodian
Relationship: Longtime associate
ph: (021)356-247
email: pwitehira@gmail.com