Laura Schutz - Summer Foundation
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Laura Schutz


My main business location is:

Melbourne VIC, Australia

I also work in these areas:

Metro and Regional Victoria

Do I offer services online?

Yes

Type of provider

  • Specialist support coordination
  • Support coordination

I have experience supporting people with:

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

More information about my experience:

I am a Team Lead & Specialist Support Coordinator with a 17 year working history in the not-for-profit sector.
I have been involved in the NDIS across these roles since the trial launched in my hometown (Geelong, VIC).

For the past 7+ years, I have been working as a Support Coordinator & working as a mentor / consultant with Summer Foundation, NDS, NDIA and the general sector to build capacity & awareness for best practice.

My background is in direct disability support work, administration, complex program service delivery, rostering coordination, business development & recruitment, & operations management.

My specialty is supporting people through life transition periods, across complex systems, navigating hospital processes, housing exploration & self-direction capacity building for purposeful impact.

My main focus is within the health, housing & aged care interface, facilitating good opportunities for living good lives.
This includes helping navigate through major life changes, crisis points & tricky government processes by helping break down barriers, encourage choice & control, empower & connect, & identify solutions.

I have skills working with:

  • Children and young people with disability
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People in crisis or emergency situations
  • People in hospital
  • People involved with the justice system
  • People living in or at risk of entering residential aged care
  • People seeking mainstream housing
  • People seeking specialist disability accommodation (SDA)
  • 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:

  • Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management
  • Certificate IV in Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Community Services (Disability Work)

A little bit more about me:

This year I will celebrate my 17-year work anniversary!

I have been living and breathing All-Things-NDIS from the moment the Scheme was launched in my Geelong hometown in 2013.
I am invested in building individual and sector capacity, confidence and compassion.

With a passion for spreadsheets, templates, price guides and legislation, I am known as a local NDIS-Guru, providing internal coaching within our team, and external training and mentoring for the sector.

My love for NDIS details is almost matched by my love for coffee, cricket, photography, and spending time with my niece & nephew.

I thrive on travel and am planning a road trip around Australia.
My overseas adventures include an African safari, New Zealand by motorhome, cruising the Pacific Islands, and exploring and immersing myself in China and Bali’s rich culture.

My professional values are:

The values & attitudes that underpin my work:

COMPASSION – We lead with kindness, empathy & care, and invest in trauma informed practice. We promote human rights & self-care in our team & community.

EMPOWERMENT – We believe in self-direction capacity building for purposeful impact. Maximizing opportunities to express needs, wishes & choices in a safe & supported environment.

COLLABORATION – We work as a team to provide a holistic, individualised service. Through unique, person centred practice, our team aligns varied strengths, skills & experience for optimal outcomes.

PURPOSE – We ask & we listen. We seek & value feedback for continuous improvement, & adapt to the constantly changing environment to create flexibility & balance


Personal Details


Registered NDIS service provider:

I am a registered NDIS service provider and my NDIS provider number is: 4050000244

ABN:

80973805243

Contact Number:

1300 704 456

Availability:

I am currently not available for new bookings