Centre Manager/ Cara House Consultant
Emmanuel (Manny) Kassiotis has a Bachelor of Social Work (UNSW) and a Master of Arts (Theology). Manny has worked in the areas of disability, guardianship, missing persons and child protection since 2000. Manny has child protection experience both in Australia and in Scotland, having worked in child and family teams and the DoCS Helpline. Manny has extensive experience in delivering counselling interventions and planning and facilitating group work services.
Between 2008 and 2013, Manny was the coordinator and co-facilitator of the bereaved sibling group of The Compassionate Friends NSW. Manny has been working at Cara House since October 2013, initially providing group work services, and from February 2015 as a counsellor and group work therapist. Manny has many years of experience in supporting families facing difficult, challenging and life-altering situations. Manny works within a human rights, social justice and child protection framework, with a particular emphasis on supporting those affected by grief and loss.
Manny is on the Board of Directors of CaraCare in the position of Secretary. In this role he is responsible for raising awareness of child protection issues; raising the profile of the charity; applying for funding and grants; and coordinating fundraising events, in particular the annual gala ball.