I have been in the Disability field for over 16 years across Australia and the United States and I am lucky to say that I absolutely love my career choice!
My roles have included support work, managing supported accommodation settings, working with individuals with acquired brain injuries towards rehabilitation and teaching the Certificate IV in Disability.
Much of my career has involved responding to individuals with complex needs and supporting their families and networks. Teaching was a wonderful opportunity to explore the complex elements of support work and what defines a good support worker. I reflected on the way I worked and learned even more from those I was mentoring.
The function of Support Coordination fits perfectly with my person centred philosophy, ensuring people get the right flexible supports that focus strongly on maximising opportunities for people to live fulfilling lives.