Emma Steele - Summer Foundation
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Emma Steele


My main business location is:

Newcastle NSW, Australia

I also work in these areas:

Newcastle and Hunter Region NSW

Do I offer services online?

No

Type of provider

  • Occupational therapy

I have experience supporting people with:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Blindness or vision impairment
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Deaf Blindness
  • Deaf or hearing impairment
  • Health related disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Neurological disability
  • Physical disability
  • Psychosocial disability
  • Spinal cord injury

More information about my experience:

I have been working as an Occupational Therapist since 1994. My experience has been in a variety of services including Public Health (Hospital and Community Health Centres), Royal Blind Society of NSW, Vision Australia, CRS Australia, Private OT & Rehab Services. I have had my own private practice since 2014.I have been working within the NDIS since the trial site in Newcastle in 2013. I have successfully assisted many participants to apply for Housing options to enable them to lead more productive and satisfying lives, and live in accessible housing to meet their needs. This has included assisting many to leave residential aged care facilities and move into SDA and SIL housing; and making recommendations for Community Housing modifications or relocations. I was involved with Summer Foundation as part of their trial housing project in Belmont, Newcastle in 2015. This included assessing and making recommendations for suitable applicants and assisting them with the transition to their new homes. I still work with some of those people today and enjoy seeing the positive changes to their lives since having an accessible home, close by to local services.

I have skills working with:

  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People in hospital
  • People living in or at risk of entering residential aged care
  • People seeking mainstream housing
  • People seeking specialist disability accommodation (SDA)
  • People who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • People who are LGBTIQ+
  • People with ageing or seriously ill parents/family
  • People with high and complex health needs

My formal qualifications and professional memberships include:

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
Member of OT Australia
AHPRA Registered OT
NDIS Registered Provider

I have attended the following UpSkill training workshop(s):

A little bit more about me:

I have been an OT since 1994. I love my job and meeting people from all backgrounds.
I am married with two teenage daughters and a gorgeous Beagle.
When I am not working, I love to go camping and spend time with family and friends

My professional values are:

My passion is being able to work together with clients to develop and achieve meaningful goals that enable them to lead happy and successful lives, despite their injuries or disabilities. I work at the client’s pace and assist with navigating the confusing NDIS system. I get great joy from seeing clients achieve their goals and participate in activities of their choice.


Personal Details


Registered NDIS service provider:

I am a registered NDIS service provider and my NDIS provider number is: 4-3LLK-159

ABN:

81 600 102 734

Contact Number:

0438159916

Availability:

I currently have a waitlist