Nicole Beardsley - Summer Foundation
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Nicole Beardsley


My main business location is:

Ocean Grove VIC, Australia

I also work in these areas:

Nationally

Do I offer services online?

Yes

Type of provider

  • Occupational therapy

I have experience supporting people with:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Autism
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Health related disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Neurological disability
  • Physical disability
  • Psychosocial disability

More information about my experience:

I am an experienced OT with over 20 years of experience and I have spent the past 4 years specialising in SIL and SDA clients. I am based in Victoria however have moved my services to being telehealth based in order to capture the high demand for services in rural or remote areas, or for those support coordinators who cannot find an OT with availability in their area due to wait lists.

I have current availability to accept referrals for self managed and plan managed participants from anywhere in Australia for the following:

  • SDA assessment and report
  • SIL assessment and report
  • Functional assessment and report

I have skills working with:

  • People experiencing homelessness
  • 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 specialist disability accommodation (SDA)
  • 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

My formal qualifications and professional memberships include:

Bachelor Occupational Therapy
AHPRA registered
Member of Occupational Therapy Australia

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

A little bit more about me:

I am an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of disability, rehabilitation, home modifications and community wellbeing. I have worked in acute hospitals, neurological rehabilitation and community disability settings across New Zealand , London and Australia. I have experience working with people with a broad range of conditions including acquired brain injury, stroke, progressive neurological conditions, mental health and general medical conditions. I previously worked for 7 years in the major injury, recovery and project divisions of the TAC, providing me with valuable insight into the management and journey of compensable clients. I specialise in the completion of SDA and SIL reports for NDIS clients, supporting people to move out of nursing homes or transition from their family home into personalised permanent accommodation.

My professional values are:

I value supporting people to have flexibility and choice in their accommodation needs and client centred care. What this means for me, is that the participant is acknowledged as having their own dreams and motivating factors when it comes to thinking about their future accommodation or support needs. My role is to support the participant to voice these dreams, in a way that is understood by funding bodies. As a specialist in SDA and SIL funding my role is also to explain these services to the participant in a way that they can understand, and outline their options if they are not eligible for funding. I believe strongly that every Australian should have access to high quality services no matter their location, hence my telehealth service


Personal Details


Registered NDIS service provider:

I am not a registered NDIS service provider.

Please note: Your NDIS plan must be self-managed or plan-managed to use this provider. This provider is not registered with the NDIS Commission.

ABN:

36 698 680 898

Contact Number:

0431630258

Availability:

I have availability now