Meet Tia

My journey in the sector started by accident during my second year at uni studying sport & psychology. I took a disability paper that fit my class schedule and one of the assignments was for the class to hold an overnight sport & recreation camp for locals with a disability. It was here that I was lucky enough to experience the reward that working in the sector can bring and that’s what set me on the path of becoming a community support worker. That was more than ten years ago now and since then I have gained experience through numerous disability support roles including residential support, community support, care plan development, case management and support coordination.

It is my aim to provide all customers and their families with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve their goals, live as independently as possible and provide them with the support they need to thrive. I believe in empowering customers to take the wheel and use their strengths in order to achieve their desired outcomes while also providing guidance whenever needed. I hope to provide support that allows customers and their families more time to focus on living happy and meaningful lives.

Away from work, one of my main interests is travel. I love immersing myself in different cultures, seeing how they live, listening to their music, eating their foods and getting to know people from all walks of life. Aside from that, I like to spend as much time as I can with family and friends, playing sports or trying out the many delicious restaurants that Melbourne has to offer.