My main business location is:
Frankston VIC 3199, Australia
I also work in these areas:
Mornington Peninsula and Frankston suburbs
Do I offer services online?
Type of provider
- Support coordination
I have experience supporting people with:
- Acquired brain injury
- Blindness or vision impairment
- Cognitive impairment
- Complex communication needs
- 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 worked in the disability industry for over 20 years. I began my career within people’s homes assisting with personal care needs, and also worked within day placement services assisting with daily living tasks and activities of leisure. I worked in these roles for around 4 years. During these years I was able to build on my skills by learning how to communicate with people who are not able to communicate verbally and use communication aids, Auslan, etc. I completed my Cert II in Auslan during this time.I moved into the disability employment and education sectors shortly after and worked with those experiencing both physical disability and mental health conditions to find and secure education and/or employment during my time in these sectors. I worked for Peninsula Health from 2017 to late 2022. During this time I assisted NDIS participants to engage with Allied Health therapies and also assisted with those needing to discharge from hospital and/or rehab. I have also assisted participants with SDA and housing applications for funding, with SDA and housing searches, and SDA and housing transitions once an appropriate home has been found. I am now working as an independent NDIA registered Support Coordinator for Element Disability Services.
I have skills working with:
- Children and young people with disability
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- People in hospital
- People involved with the justice system
- People living in or at risk of entering residential aged care
- People who are LGBTIQ+
- People with ageing or seriously ill parents/family
- People with behaviours of concern
- People with complex communication needs
- People with high and complex health needs
- Support workers - including meeting their training needs
My formal qualifications and professional memberships include:
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
I have attended the following UpSkill training workshop(s):
A little bit more about me:
I am proud to work within the disability sector.
My favourite part of my job is learning about the people I am working with and I love to solve my way through a problem.
I find that working with the disability sector gives me ample opportunity to solve problems and assist participants to navigate their way through a confusing and often daunting scheme.
I love animals and being in the great outdoors. My passions are travel and cooking, and I enjoy combining these 2 passions whenever I get the chance.
I have lived on the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston side of VIC most of my life and even though I have seen many different regions of the world I honestly believe that the Mornington Peninsula is one of the most picturesque places on Earth.
I am easy going and love being around others and have often been told I make people feel very comfortable when in my presence.
My professional values are:
Listening. If I am not listening to the person I am assisting I feel I am not getting a true picture of who they are and what they want to achieve in life. Not everyone fits into the same box. Even though you may have similarities to others, we are never the same. It’s about listening and finding these individual traits in people that is important. Empowerment. Why take the ability for someone to do something for themselves away by doing it for them? Going at the pace of the person I am assisting. I may have a good idea about what a person may be able to engage (e.g. therapies, equipment, etc.) however it is about letting the participant engage with such interventions in their own time, with enough info to make an informed choice.
Registered NDIS service provider:
I am a registered NDIS service provider and my NDIS provider number is: 4050000712
52 892 860 159
0416 855 455
Element Disability Services
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