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Seema Desai


My main business location is:

Box Hill VIC, Australia

I also work in these areas:

N/A

Do I offer services online?

Yes

Type of provider

  • Social work
  • Specialist support coordination
  • Support coordination

Languages I speak (other than English):

  • Hindi

I have experience supporting people with:

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

More information about my experience:

I have worked as a Support Coordinator for 2 years in a health service. My past experience is working in 3 major health services since 2003. I am a Social Worker experience working as a Social Worker in Intensive Care Unit, Renal Failure, Acquired Brain Injury, Gastroenterology, Emergency Department, Family Violence, Mental Health, Transition Care Program, Case Manager, Rehabilitation, Stroke and Social Support Programs. I have worked with NDIS clients, therapists and the NDIS for clients to move into Specialist Disability Accommodation. Additionally, I supported clients with Renal Failure to navigate Priority Housing through the Office of Public Housing to gain long term housing. I have also worked with private real estate agents, Support Residential Services (SRS) and Aged Care Homes to advocate for housing. External agencies were used for providing additional support such as SEAS (South Eastern Advocacy Service and WAYYS (housing service for at risk of homelessness or homeless). In my opinion, choice and control should always be provided for the type of accommodation clients would like and would meet their specific needs.

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 living in or at risk of entering residential aged care
  • People seeking mainstream housing
  • People seeking specialist disability accommodation (SDA)
  • People with ageing or seriously ill parents/family
  • People with behaviours of concern
  • People with high and complex health needs

My formal qualifications and professional memberships include:

  • Member of AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers)
  • Provider Plus
  • Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Masters of Social Work (Public Health)

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

A little bit more about me:

I love working as a social worker and NDIS support coordinator. The roles I have held gave me the opportunity to advocacy and assist clients to reach their goals. My focus is to listen to the client, summarise their goals/wishes and then discuss strategies to address those goals. Depending on the client’s wishes, writer will work with the client to provide choice and control and make referrals accordingly to organisations, individual therapy staff and government bodies.

I have attended a variety of trainings in the pas 21 years of being a social worker. An example of some of the training includes, Running a Support Coordination Business, Specialist Disability Accommodation, Housing Services, Person Centred Care, Family Violence, Safe Steps, Conflict Resolution, Teamwork and Advocacy. I have engaged in regular supervision. I feel I am the type of person who thinks “out of the box” and I am solution focused.

My professional values are:

Disability Support Link believes in working together in a transparent and with a TEAM approach manner with participants and families:
TEAM
Together we work to
Educate and
Advocate and
Make a difference

As a TEAM, we will endeavour to ensure:
Being respectful of Choice and Control
Communicate transparently, clearly and consistently.
Meet any unfulfilled needs
Deliver measurable outcomes
Drive independence for participants and their loved ones
Work as a team for desired outcomes
Use an honest and inclusive approach
Be proactive always
Celebrate successes no matter how big or small
Embrace equality and diversity
Accountable for our commitments
Advocate and being the “voice” for the participant as needed


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:

78649201730

Contact Number:

0424 154 786

Availability:

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