Location – Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie
Rachael brings extensive experience within the Community Services sector and has worked with people across the lifespan (2 -64 years old) for over 20 years in a range of roles ranging from Support Worker/ Senior Case Manager and Manger for Government and Non-Government organisations. Over this time, she has worked on the Central Coast, in the Hunter areas as well as on the Mid North Coast andin Sydney Metropolitan. She is familiar with these areas including the community supports available for people.
Rachael has been working within the NDIS framework since NDIS commenced Newcastle as a trial, and has experienced in Support Coordination and Improved Relationships.
Rachael is passionate about Social Justice and empowering people to make informed choices about their lives. She uses strength based and person-centred practices in her work to build participants and their families capacity to take control of their lives. She also encourages families to trial different ways to approach services, service provision and self managing supports.
Rachael is skilled in working with people with Complex support needs and significant barriers to service provision such as homelessness; Mental Health, those incarcerated or at risk of being incarcerated and Out Of Home Care (OOHC).