Group 3

Samantha Barnes

My main business location is:

Glen Waverley VIC 3150, Australia

I also work in these areas:

Victoria wide

Do I offer services online?


Type of provider

  • Recovery coaching
  • 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 have several years experience working in NDIS including 15+ years of lived experience with ASD and psychosocial disabilities.
  • I have supported people with Hospital Discharge, Complex Behaviours of Concern, Child Protection, Housing, Aged Care/ YPIRAC, Multidisciplinary Care Teams, Psychosocial Disabilities and Justice involvement.
  • I have supported clients with getting SDA and moving out of home into independent living.
  • I have extensive experience in complex cases and enjoy working on my professional development so I am providing up to date knowledge to all of my participants.
  • I enjoy working with clients to build their skills and capacity and provide choice and control so they can live their life to the fullest.

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 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • 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:

Certificate IV in Disability

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

A little bit more about me:

I have been in the disability industry for 9 years with a large focus on ASD and mental health.
I now run the CareNeeds Support Coordination department and manage a lovely team of Support Coordinators.
I have my own family with disabilities which was what made me interested to get into the disability industry in the first place.
I like to provide individualised support and when I say that I am going to do something, I do.
Not only do I listen to my clients but I also work really hard to do the best job possible for them as this is what I would want someone to do for me.

My professional values are:

Being resiliant, nurturing, supportive, reliable, emowering and personable.
I try to advocate and stand up for people when they need it and let them but also aim to support them to lead their way then they are ready too.
I really value listening to what my clients want most of all and dont want to put my own opinions or ideas on them to sway their minds.
I strive for equality in the industry and to give a little bit of hope or support in the industry where I can.

Personal Details

Registered NDIS service provider:

I am a registered NDIS service provider and my NDIS provider number is: 4-433J-1086



Contact Number:

0400 248 036




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