Kerry is the founder of Interweave, a trusted and innovative community service organisation Bringing passion for social justice, equity, transparency and efficiency Kerry has been involved in working with people and community based organisations since 1991. She has been engaged predominately with not for profit organisations across a wide range of disciplines and capacities. She has held roles in the areas of youth work, alcohol and other drugs, aged community care, disability services and training, and have worked in the capacity of volunteer, front line support worker, program coordinator, supervisor, mentor, consultant, trainer and manager. This experience has provided Kerry with the opportunity to view services and individual needs from a wide range of perspectives.
Kerry’s most recent work has included:
- NDIS registered provider for Coordination of Supports and Plan Management
- Working alongside disability service providers in preparation for the NDIS
- Facilitating peer group mentoring for community service teams
- Engaging with individuals and families in supporting them in planning as they move towards the NDIS
- Facilitating accredited training in Community Services Work, Case Management, Disability Services, Mental Health and Community Sector Management
- Development and delivery of programs with the Disability Justice Project
- Developing creative detailed support plans with people with disabilities
- Tender and grant writing for major projects
- Presentations to community groups on self directed supports
- Internal service reviews in preparations for audit and/or third party verification
- Workshop facilitation eg: Reframing Leadership, Developing a Conflict Resilient Workplace, Emotional Intelligence, Human Resources, Change Management
Kerry holds the following qualifications:
Diploma of Disability, Graduate Certificate in Social Science (Community Sector Management), Bachelor Social Science (Welfare), Cert IV Training and Assessment, Cert III Financial Services as well as various Statements of Attainment in Auditing, Financial Services and Business.
She keeps up to date through engagement in sector networks and participation in ongoing professional development activities. She is a member of the Australian Association of Community Workers, a registered National Disability Practitioner and an approved Case Manager with the Lifetime Care and Support Authority.
Kerry lives on a property in rural NSW where she is actively involved in environmental awareness campaigns and is the chair of the local arts and cultural council.