Nineteen years of experience working with people with complex needs (intellectual and physical disability, mental health, trauma background and autism) – Day Programs, Accommodation Services, Respite Services (including in-home and community), After School Care, School Holiday Programs
I have held the following roles: volunteer, community support worker, team leader, assistant manager, manager, Behaviour Clinician and current Person Centred Active Support Facilitator. These roles have given me the opportunity to experience, contribute, support and engage with different levels of staff, management, stakeholders, advocacy services and multidiscipline approach. I have advocated to provide a support that is evidence based to enable a nurturing environment, facilitate informed decision-making and meaningful outcomes.
Wide-ranging experience in developing and implementing programs for a range of people with various support needs, including managing challenging behaviour, community access, employment skills, self care skills, daily living skills, computer skills, sports and relaxation techniques.
Sensitivity and understanding of the needs and difficulties of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Supporting better quality of life by understanding individuals life experiences, active support, positive behaviour support, improved communication, reduced daily medication, less restriction, more skills development and range of experience and control of their environment.
Degree-qualified in Bachelor of Education (Habilitation).
Applied behavioural analysis & positive approach to challenging behaviour (IABA).
Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, coaching and mentoring.
Person Centred Active Support
Consultative leadership style, critical thinking, empowering and nurturing capacity building.
Emotionally intelligent, resilient, optimism, commitment and passion, an eye for details and solutions
To continue working with individuals, families, staff and service providers to improve policies, procedures, systems and practice to achieve and measure meaningful outcomes.
To heighten community awareness of people with different strengths and needs and to influence/lead positive communication to shift perceptions.
To continue to improve my personal skills and professional aptitudes to bring out the best in people through fostering capacity building for people we support, families and staff.
To continue to provide positive support that is evidence based, emphasis on self-sufficiency through education, skill development, therapeutic environment and minimise the use of restrictive practices.
To continue to set the environment for changes so people take ownership for their journey to change.