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We are committed to finding you the right Support Coordinator for your specific needs and goals.

Our Support Coordinators are not contractors or subcontractors. They are not a group of individuals. They are a team in the true sense of the word. They come to OnSide with a depth and breadth of experience from NDIS planning, the disability sector, continuous learning, housing, employment, health and all bring their own personal, lived and professional experience to the disability sector.

Meet our team

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Wendy

I have 10 years background working in the Mental Health sector and more recently getting to know people on the autism spectrum by getting to know their unique strengths and interests. My work also, at times, included engaging with people who were aged, frail and those with disabilities. Following on from this, I became a Local Area Coordinator where I gained an extensive knowledge and understanding of the NDIS.

 

I am passionate about supporting NDIS participants on their journey of achieving their goals and having positive outcomes. I am committed to assisting family, carers and individuals to gain maximum supports from their NDIS package.

 

I am a caring and compassionate person who enjoys spending time with my family. I spend a lot of my free time reading and I enjoy traveling to new places.

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Michele

I first commenced working in the disability sector back in 1980! Over that time I have worked in various roles including direct care, case management and, more recently, education and training, developing and managing accredited and pre-accredited programs for students with additional learning and access needs.

 

I’m very excited to be a part of the OnSide team, working with customers and their families to achieve individual goals and desired outcomes.

 

In my spare time, I love spending time with friends and family. I assist my daughter in our hair salon and teach classical ballet to students from pre-intermediate to senior levels.

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Aaron

I have come from Disability Support as well as a long history of delivering Work Education and Introductory to Hospitality courses.

 

I am really excited to be part of the OnSide team! I endeavor to bring a caring, professional and very personable set of skills to link in with my team.

 

Favourite conversation of mine such as food, travel, sports and my family. I do love a good chat and to be able to utilise conversation to meet people and really get to know them.

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Sheree

I started my journey 8 years ago supporting young children integrate into mainstream early childhood services. I went onto further study in community services, opening up opportunities to work in a number of positions ranging from dual diagnosis – Addiction and Mental Health, Support Work, Case Management, Program Facilitating and NDIS Coordination.

 

As a Support Coordinator I will contribute best practices, a person-centered approach, choice, and control for NDIS participants, families, and carers. Supporting them to build up independence and to live their best life.

 

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family or should I say… running around after my not so little babies. I like to stay fit and healthy, whether that occurs indoors or outdoors. I also love food, so eating out is always on top of my to do list. Throw in some shopping and of course the odd massage and I’m one happy camper.

Angelique

I have worked in the health sector for 22 years, including nursing, mental health, aged care, disability and coordination.

 

I am very passionate about encouraging and supporting NDIS participants and their family achieving their goals, reinforcing positive behaviours to achieve positive outcomes with an aligned approach, including positive thinking and healthy living.

 

My compassionate nature resonates with enjoyable social times including get- togethers with family and friends and in my spare time, I can be found walking along the beach, within nature and creative soul time in my art studio.

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Ali

I hold a degree in psychology and years of work experience within the disability sector.

 

I am passionate about making a positive change to people’s lives. I express this by utilising my psychology background to build a genuine connection with customers and assisting them with choosing the best options for their own lives.

 

In my time off I do enjoy traveling, going on road-trips and visiting natural wonders with breathtaking scenery. In my spare time I also love socialising and trying out new cuisines with family and friends.

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Elly

I have an extensive background in customer service and Support Coordination supporting people with a range of disabilities including psychosocial, ASD, intellectual and cerebral palsy.

 

I am very passionate about my role as a Support Coordinator and I thrive in empowering people and supporting them to reach their goals and live an independent life.

 

I love watching my tigers play footy, op shopping is my self-care and I love spending time with my daughter and going on new adventures with her.

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Bianca

After completing a Bachelor in Psychology and Masters in Counselling, I gained valuable life experience working as a disability support worker, behaviour support practitioner, and counsellor, throughout different times in my life.

 

Being a part of the OnSide team as a Support Coordinator means that I am able to use my knowledge and experience to support customers in achieving their goals whilst promoting their independence and skills.

 

I love spending time with family and friends, and going on road trips during the summer.

Natasha

Throughout my time working across many parts of the human services sector, I’ve always had a focus on establishing solid relationships with individuals and their care teams.  Including providers, stakeholders and local agencies.

 

I am driven to support others overcome personal obstacles and work alongside individuals for best outcomes.  I have been in the disability field for 18 years with the last 6 years in Residential accommodation Management, with a focus on Autism and positive support practices. Working at OnSide allows me to actively engage with customers helping them achieve best outcomes for their life.

 

I adore animals, especially dogs. I have two rescue Koolies; one is blind and the other is deaf. They give me joy and laughter daily.

Kirsten

I have been working in the disability sector for the last 14 years, allowing me to build my skills in a variety of different settings.

 

Working at OnSide allows me to use my knowledge to help guide people through the NDIS system and to build the right team for each individual to be able to reach their goals. 

 

My favourite quote is…. “Be Fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”.

Leigh

Over the past 3 years, I have worked as a Registered Nurse in a critical care unit, facilitating holistic care to an array of patients, all of varying ages, as well as disabilities. Prior to my registration, I worked as a personal care assistant/support worker within the aged care and disability sector.

 

Having had frontline and first-hand experience with our customers, I have witnessed great outcomes achieved when people are given choice, control and independence when it comes to their own livelihood, health and wellbeing. As a Support Coordinator with OnSide, I can continue to support people to thrive in life, empower them with independence, and assist them to reach their goals and full potential, as well as their families and support systems.

 

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, taking my two dogs for long walks, and spending hours on Pinterest getting inspired to renovate parts of my home.

Shaunee

I have worked within the disability and mental health sectors for the past eight years and am passionate about assisting people to make positive changes in their lives.

 

Prior to my role as a Support Coordinator, I was working as a Local Area Coordinator during the rollout of the NDIS and was at the forefront of many exciting changes such a huge reform brings. I am dedicated to providing a person centred approach for NDIS participants and work to achieve the best possible outcomes for them and those who support them.

 

In my spare time I enjoy connecting with my family and friends, doing some creative writing and exploring new restaurants.

Kaz

My work in community services began at a young age when in high school I volunteered in the disability sector and it led me to studies in Psychology and Community Services. I have worked in the not-for-profit sector since 2007 in support and administration, worked with asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, with children overseas in temporary accommodation and helping advocate for vulnerable people in our community has always been a driving force in my work.

 

As a member of OnSide I look forward to bringing my passion for inclusion and empowerment to our customers and to use my skills and life experiences to support them on their journey. I believe that no one should feel isolated and alone and I look forward to helping our customers see what opportunities are available to them while they make informed choices to achieve their goals.

 

I love to spend time with my beautiful girls, my dog and my loved ones. In my spare time I love cooking (especially baking!), could get lost in good music or a good movie/series. I love exploring all the wonderful coffee, food and culture Melbourne has to offer.

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Nathan N

I have experience working not only as a Support Coordinator but also as a Support Worker for both NDIS and Aged Care Customers. As a support worker I worked with an array of different customers focusing around Dementia. Working as both a Support Worker and Support Coordinator, it has provided me with a better ability to adapted to any situation.

 

I am a strong believer in individualised support, no two people are the same. Everyone has their different methods of learning. Therefore, the support and assistance people receive should never be a one size fits all approach. I believe a good Support Coordinator should be able to recognise these differences and support their customers to thrive and lead an independent life.

 

In my spare time, I love sport, traveling and games. I love going down to the Great Ocean Road and surfing with family and friends. Travelling to places I’ve never been before is something I would love to begin doing again.

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Lauren

I commenced working in the disability sector when I was 14 years old and come with lived experience having family members who live with disability. I have worked in the sector from direct support and nursing, case management and management in residential, outreach and day services within Government, Not for Profit and in Private Enterprise roles.

 

Most recently I worked as a consultant with the NDIS from the trial phase to rollout across most of metropolitan Melbourne and into Regional Victoria.

Working as a Support Coordinator with OnSide will enable me to use my knowledge of the NDIS to empower people to live their best life.

 

I share my life with my beautiful rescue dog Bella. We can be found pounding the pavements very early in the morning and late at night just before retiring for the day.

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Bek

I have worked in the Disability sector for the last 7 years and come with a lived in experience from having a parent who lives with a Disability. This has been a driving factor to assist others with living there best life.

 

I am very passionate about being a Support Coordinator at OnSide and working with Participants and their families to reach their goals and get the most out of their NDIS plan.

 

When I am not working I am spending time with my beautiful family and watching my children’s sporting activities. I enjoy cooking and sunshine.

Kollen

A highlight career was starting a school in remote Western Australia for youth from the neighboring Indigenous communities. We learnt ‘on country’ with a key focus on engaging individuals to reach their specific goals. Seeing the success of empowerment through individualised goals setting lead me to be involved with the NDIS and supporting people with their plans to enable their desired outcomes.

 

I am focused on providing independent Support Coordination, bringing value from strong connections with local service providers whilst honoring individual’s choice and control. Together with the OnSide team I strive to build efficiency into everything we do.

 

My favorite way to start a day is with a run, come rain, hail or shine and love nothing more than to finish the day sharing dinner and our highlights from the day with my young family. Two simple and profound words I recall strongly from childhood are those from my grandfather, saying we are all ‘differently abled’.

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Aditya

I started working as a Disability Support Worker initially which I really enjoyed and this background helped me a lot to understand the sector. In October 2021 I commenced working as an NDIS Support Coordinator and I am loving working with people in this capacity.

 

Being a member of OnSide is truly amazing. The passion and integrity that OnSide has towards assisting the customers in achieving their goals completely aligns with my views being a Support Coordinator.

 

Being a fan of ‘Lord of The Rings’; my favourite quote from the book is,” There is a lot of good left in this world; and it is worth fighting for”.

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Sonja

I have a nursing background and have been working in community aged care and disability for the past few years.

 

It is important to me to be passionate about what I do but also to be able to understand and assist someone in reaching their goals.

 

I love to read just as much as I love to spend time with family. I am a crafter that does not have enough time to craft.

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Debra

I have been working as an integration aide for the last 13 years. My main role has been supporting children with Autism, Intellectual Disability and children with learning difficulties due to Foetal Drug Dependency.

 

I look forward to reaching my best outcomes in supporting our customers in the ability to become independent and achieving their own personal goals.

 

I am a people person and I love photography. It has been a passion of mine for many years and it allows me to be connected to the community.

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Trich

I started my journey as a specialist teacher assistant while studying my certificate in Community Services assisting children of all ages. I then moved into customer services before continuing my studies to obtain my diploma in Community Service Case Management.

 

I am focused on supporting people to live their lives to its full potential by providing a person centred approach and empowering them to place and reach their goals.

 

I love to go on adventures with my family and try new things. My favourite quote is “You can’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree.”

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Jacki

I come from a long background in both Children’s and Community Services. Before joining OnSide I was working as a Mental Health Support Worker within my local community, which gave me a very hands-on experience within the NDIS.

 

I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to be a part of the team at OnSide as a Support Coordinator. I am very passionate about helping make a positive impact on people’s lives and support individuals in achieving their goals.

 

I enjoy spending my free time with my family and our dogs, out camping or on the boat exploring and fishing, with a good book in hand.

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Lisa

My previous experience lies predominantly in coordination and customer service roles within the Building Industry Management & Trades Sector. This has allowed me to make connections with all kinds of people and to inspire them to put their best foot forward.

 

I am very excited to utilise my skills in the disability sector as I have personal experience with the need for and importance of dedicated Support Coordinators working together with the NDIS participant and family to support them to achieve their goals and to live an independent life. 

 

I am very passionate about helping others navigate the NDIS space and I seek to work in collaboration with the person receiving NDIS funding and their family to achieve their own goals and move towards greater independence.

 

I love to spend time with my beautiful family, my gorgeous grandchildren, and my friends. In my spare time I love to go watch my mighty pies play footy and I love to cook. 

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Tammy

I have extensive background in Customer Service, as well as experience as disability and mental health Support Worker which has helped me gain an understanding of the sector and NDIS.

 

Being part of the team at OnSide will allow me to empower participants by building independence and achieve best outcomes for not only them but those that support them through NDIS. This is something I am very passionate about.

 

I love drawing mandalas, over time I have increased the intricacy and the size of those I draw. For me drawing mandalas is a mindful meditation method I use to help wind down and relax.

Emma

My background is in disability employment and support work, which has given me a broad understanding of the needs of individuals living with a disability. This spans across different age ranges and types of disabilities.

 

I am passionate about helping people and believe that the best way to achieve your personal goals, is always keeping you front and foremost of each decision that we make together. My work brings me the most joy when I can really see a customer thriving at their full potential.

 

In my spare time, I have no spare time as I’m usually busy chasing after my toddler. When I do have a second to myself, I love a good true crime doco or whipping up something new in the kitchen.

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Melissa

My extensive background in the field of hospitality has afforded me valuable opportunities to engage with diverse individuals, a facet of my work that I hold in high regard. Complementing this experience, I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology, which has cultivated a profound interest in mental health and disability.

 

My current position at OnSide provides me with the privilege of connecting with individuals from various walks of life, allowing me to fulfill my passion for empathising with and supporting others.

 

When not with friends or having coffee with loved ones, you can often find me engrossed in a good book or cherishing quiet moments with my cat Gina.

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Kim

On a personal note, I spent decades assisting my mother with her MS symptoms, so I understand the affects disability has on families. And on a professional note, I come from working with the NDIA as a Customer Support Officer.

 

Empowerment is the value that the NDIA and OnSide share that speaks to my own core value as a Support Coordinator. It is not just a value or principle; it is my responsibility to empower participants and I do so with pride.

 

‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.’ – Oscar Wilde

 

 

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Victoria

I come professionally from a Social Work background and have lived experience working with and having a Deaf child.

 

I am passionate about empowering individuals and practice a strength-based approach for customers. I am passionate about the NDIS and how an individual can best utilise their plan for their individual needs.

 

In my spare time I like to horse ride, read and spend time with my family and friends. I am also bilingual in English, Ukrainian and Auslan.

 

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

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Kieran

I am an experienced disability Support Worker currently studying a psychology degree at Deakin University with a passion for community development.

 

The privilege of working for OnSide as a Support Coordinator allows me to follow my passion and work for an organisation that is reflective of my values and accentuates my qualities.

 

I am a huge advocate for healthy living through physical fitness and quality nutrition. In my spare time I enjoy reading books about history and philosophy.

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Jasmin

I started my journey 6 years ago as a Childcare Educator and Disability Employment Officer. I went on to further study which opened opportunities to work and volunteer in several positions ranging from Foster & Adoption Care, Psychosocial Mental Health, and extensive Case Management with newly arrived refugees.

 

I am very passionate for individualised support and understand there’s never a one size fits all approach. Providing a safe space for participants to gain further knowledge of the NDIS, while empowering confidence and independence brings me the most joy.

 

 

In my spare time, I am mostly chasing after my Great Dane Arnold, watching scary movies or a good true crime documentary. My favourite quote of all time is “Nobody is going to hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

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Aamer

I have been working in the disability sector since I was 18 years old. I finished high school, and got into the disability field through some friends, and 22 years later, still really enjoying the work, and different experiences I have managed to take on board along the way.

 

I am really excited to be working at OnSide. I really enjoy assisting participants with their NDIS plans and working with them on reaching their goals. I am a person who is driven to reach positive outcomes. Building a rapport with people so they feel comfortable is the key to build strong working relationships.

 

I am a calm and relaxed person, who loves to listen and have meaningful conversations and relationships. I like sports, football, golf and soccer. As I get a bit older, I have enjoyed the game of golf. Reading books and watching movies, have been a good way to unwind, and relax.

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Morgan

Prior to my role as a Support Coordinator with OnSide, I have worked as a Support Worker with people with disabilities, both mental and physical. Within that role, I primarily supported people with multiple mental health related diagnoses.

 

While working as a Support Worker, I saw the effectiveness of the NDIS and the opportunities it provided the people I supported. The only downside of being a Support Worker, was that I was not provided an opportunity to advocate for the people I supported and have it reflected in their plans.  As a Support Coordinator, I’m excited to have an opportunity to advocate for the people I support and help them get the support they deserve.

 

A quote I love and really resonate with is: “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor”. I believe that a lot of people can relate to this.  An easy life never made a knowledgeable or strong person.

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Lemi

I’ve worked in this sector for the last seven years at various capacity – I started out as a direct Support Worker and have enjoyed the journey so far.

 

I’m looking forward to growing as a leader in this sector through a person-centred approach and empowering those who are vulnerable in living the kind of life they want. 

 

I love connecting with people from all backgrounds and learning about their cultures. I enjoy traveling, learning, and helping.

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Ayushi

I have more than 10 years of experience working in the health sector, holding positions ranging from lifestyle cousellor to Support Worker and disability instructor.

 

As a Support Coordinator at OnSide, I have a strong enthusiasm for helping others and fostering inclusivity, involvement, and freedom of choice and control. I am dedicated to assisting NDIS participants in achieving their goals and leading independent lives.

 

Outside of work, I love cooking, spending time with my family and good old movie nights. A favourite movie of mine is ‘The Lion King’ (1994).

 

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Jessica B

I am an experienced Support Worker who worked alongside a range of NDIS participants within the community. Varying in diverse ages, backgrounds, personal experiences, support needs, mental and physical. As a disability support worker, I learnt that helping people with disabilities to grow and succeed was my passion.

 

Being a Support Coordinator to me means not only can I help those with disabilities to grow and succeed. I can also ensure they are heard and have a voice to make choices and be in control of whom they would like to assist them on their journey.

 

I always appreciate the opportunity to get to know someone, spend quality time and build a trusting connection. I value each individual’s happiness and like to enjoy activities like cooking, op shopping talking about interests. I am also an animal lover.

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Paul

I bring to OnSide 22 years’ of working in the disability and mental health sector across numerous settings, including housing, justice, homelessness, substance misuse and education.  I have a proven track record of delivering support to people with a range of complex needs delivering successful outcomes to enable them to achieve their goals.

 

I am passionate about supporting people across all of community and consider myself a human rights advocate who strives for equality and social justice.  I endeavor to increase their quality of life by understanding each individual’s life experience and drawing on their strengths to promote independence.

 

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, especially American barbecue, as well as trying my hand at brewing (and drinking(!)) craft beer! 

 

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Anok

I started my journey into the community sector as a community care worker in Geelong 13 years ago and after that worked as a patient service assistant in hospitals and Aged Care while studying a Bachelor of Art in Sociology and Gender Studies.

 

After a few years of working in the community sector I realised that I quite enjoyed supporting people and helping others. I worked for the Department of Health and Human Services as a disability Support Worker for 4 years and then made my way into the Disability Employment Service Industry, where I worked for 4 years before coming to OnSide.

 

I look forward to continuing my journey of helping others with OnSide to make a positive change.

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Jess

I’ve worked in the disability sector for 7 years. My previous role was in management of SIL (Supported Independent Living) housing where I worked with clients with complex behaviours.

 

Communication is a strength of mine. I pride myself on building strong, honest and having professional relationships with the people I work with. I use a tailored approach, so you are empowered to make informed decisions as independently as possible.

 

In my spare time I enjoy attending to my indoor jungle, taking my pup out for forest walks, renovating my house, and trying out new restaurants with some friends.

 

Cheryl

I have worked both in the CBS and SIL (Supported Independent Living) staring out as a Disability Support Worker and working my way up to management.

 

I am all about choice and control, the customer rights, empowerment and independence. Being a Support Coordinator means that I can give our customers their best life by getting supports right from the start.

 

My favourite quote is “every day may not be a great day, but every day has something great in it.”

 

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Candice

I have a Master’s degree in Social Work, which helps me to gain a deep understanding of the disability sector. I have previously interned in the disability sector during my study. Which helps me to acquire knowledge related to the disability sector, and foster better comprehension and attention to disability-related issues.

 

Being a Support Coordinator is a fulfilling role that involves making a positive impact on the lives of those who need assistance. It requires empathy, patience, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work with diverse individuals and systems to ensure that the best possible support and resources are available to those in need.

 

My favorite hobby is swimming, which helps me a lot to relieve stress. My favorite TV Drama is Friends, which is my “comfort show.”

 

Gabrielle

I have a health background in Speech Pathology, and I also come from lived experience.

 

As a Support Coordinator, I take a calm approach, listening carefully to each person to provide a supportive environment. I really enjoy working with participants to help them to navigate the NDIS and to find supports that will assist them to reach their goals and live their best lives.

 

Outside of work, you might see me at a pilates studio, making jewellery and frequenting local cafes.

Isabella

I began my journey as Disability Support Worker. From here I began working in disability employment services. The best part of working in the industry is building connections with people that lead to positive outcomes and achieving goals, big or small.

 

Support Coordination gives me the opportunity to engage with people holistically and get to know their day to day, working collaboratively to problem solve and navigate the NDIS.

 

In my free time I love listening to every kind of music, watching scary movies and scraping my elbows and knees roller skating.

Manee

My background is in Psychology but since I came to Australia I feel in love with disability work. My work has included: Education Assistance at specialist and ASD schools; Allied health Assistant work at a Paediatric Therapy clinic in Regional WA, and for the last two years and a half I have been working as a Support Coordinator, a role that I LOVE.

 

Support Coordination is all about creating opportunities for someone that has a disability to be empowered, and feel capable to make their dreams come true by linking them with the right supports, building trust and confidence creatively and resourcefully.

 

One of my favourite books and one that I live by is: “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways” by Susan Jeffers; thanks to it I don’t stray away from a challenge and try to stay positive and empowered when the road gets tough. I love rock climbing, trail running, surfing and I’m rarely found sitting, aside while at work or eating a yummy vegan meal.

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Lida

I come from lived experience as a Carer for two of my children who are NDIS participants. Whilst I previously worked in an OHS role, I am also a qualified Education Assistant and have completed studies in Teaching.   

 

As a Support Coordinator, I have the privilege of walking alongside people with disability and providing support through the many different stages of their journey. In the same way that I strive towards an independent & meaningful life with disability for my own children, I am here to help others with disability do the same.

 

I enjoy starting my day with a brisk morning walk and will pull 5 weeds out of my garden when I return home. Over time, I can see the difference this makes to my garden. This practice reminds me not to underestimate the value of consistent achievable actions, in working towards the things that are important to me. In my free time, I love going for a drive, getting out in nature, and exploring different regions in Victoria with my family.

 

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Leah

I have lived experience in disability and have worked in the disability and community services fields for 10 + years, working as a Support Coordinator, Disability Employment Consultant and in Domestic Violence/Women’s Refuge services.  

 

I’m passionate about my role as a Support Coordinator and supporting participants to navigate the NDIS world, linking them with the supports they need to thrive and achieve their goals, and to maximise their plans to live the life they choose!

 

We can all face many challenges in our lives, but believe in yourself and anything is possible… together we can help you to thrive and achieve your goals. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

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Jay

My previous role was working as an employment consultant for disability
employment services.

 

My passion is working to empower individuals living with a disability to take control and make their own decisions. Having disabilities of my own this has always been fundamental to me.

 

I love a range of music and play the piano and guitar. I find it very therapeutic and it almost rivals my love for animals.

 

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Olivia

I worked as a Disability Support Worker for the last 20 years, working mainly with people with complex or high physical needs.

 

I’m passionate about finding the random ways to make your plan truly personalised and valuable to you!

 

Away from work I’m a Mum to 2 boys, 2 dogs and 2 goats.

 

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Deanna

I have a background in Disability Employment Services and have completed my Diploma in Community Services. I have many years of customer service experience as well as a Diploma in Health Science based in Naturopathy and Nutrition.

 

I have lived experience with disability due to growing up with my grandmother as a quadriplegic. From watching her paint with her mouth and travel the world, I believe most dreams are possible we just need to sometimes go about it a little differently with support.

 

I love most crafts, especially crocheting, my cat, and I love all things Harry Potter and supernaturally themed.

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Kobe

I am undergoing a Diploma of Community Services after finding immense passion in supporting people within the community. I have previously volunteered with young people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds and have worked with children to provide OHSC care. Now I am working within the disability sector and very excited to learn more and grow.

 

My current position as Access and Engagement Coordinator allows me to connect with clients and be a small part of their NDIS journey which I find to be very meaningful.

 

When not working as OnSide’s Access and Engagement Coordinator you will find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm or at the local op shop seeking out a hidden gem. I also love to go down the beach and read a good book!

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Paul H

I have a broad experience and have worked in various industries working and empowering vulnerable people with compassion, care and kindness.

 

I am excited to work with a company which values align with my own, make a difference in the world and contribute to a better fairer community.

 

I am a curious person interested in many things that explore and engage different aspects of me including portrait painting (very unskilled), self-development courses and most sports.    

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Simon

My background is in Hospital Administration and Bookkeeping. I have been a stay-at-home dad for ten years caring for my two children with ASD.

 

The opportunity to provide assistance in such an individualised manner allows me to think outside the box and bring the participants I’m dealing with exceptional outcomes. Working with participants and achieving those incredible outcomes is hugely rewarding and puts my time as a stay-at-home dad into perspective.

 

While it seems obvious, my favourite line is that “perspective is relative”. Keeping in mind empathy as one of the greatest virtues. I am an avid miniature painter & collector.

Sarah S

As a seasoned NDIS Plan Manager and Community engagement consultant, I offer more than just warmth – I bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. In navigating the NDIS space, where uncertainties often linger, my expertise adds clarity and assurance making every interaction a warmly informed experience.

 

I’m so grateful to be a part of the Onside team as a Support Coordinator. My commitment is to create a positive impact by empowering you to embrace your best self, providing a safe space so that you can make informed decisions and live a life you truly value and love.

 

As a positive, self-motivated and resilient individual, gratitude is at my core. I strive to do my best not only in professional life but in every aspect of daily living. In my spare time you’ll find me enjoying quality time with loved ones, coffee shops, getting lost in good reads and keeping fit. I believe that mental health, physical health and great relationships are the vital pillars for a balanced and fulfilling life. I can’t say that I watch many movies or TV in general, but the ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ is one that I have always remembered. It resonates with me as my favourite movie, reflecting my belief in perseverance and the pursuit of one’s dreams.

 

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Sarah A

For the last five years I have been a worked with people with spinal cord injuries. I have extensive training and experience in providing support for customers with complex care needs.

 

It’s important to me that my customers feel heard and empowered. I am passionate about people having support that is tailored to their needs and wants.

 

I love to travel and am known to spend months obsessively planning adventures. My two little fur babies live a very good life, but they make me smile every day so they are worth it.

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Chase

I have learnt over the years, with my involvement in community services, how to provide compassionate care and create a supportive environment for those with life impacting issues. This experience has given me a strong awareness of the disability industry, inspiring me to help people in need.

 

As a proud member of the OnSide team, I practice honesty, inclusivity, compassion, empowerment, and creativity as a Support Coordinator. Supporting individuals fits my vision of building meaningful connections, promoting autonomy, and contributing to a community that celebrates everyone’s unique journey.

 

From spending time with my daughter, gaming or playing Dungeons and Dragons, I like many things, especially things that allow me to use my imagination. I like watching riveting movies, tv shows and documentaries or trying new foods and encountering different cultures. I value rich experiences that may add something to life.

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Clara

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Ellie E

I have a volunteer background working with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service as part of the Client Feedback Program. With this, along with a retail background, I’ve developed strong administration and customer service experience to be part of the Access and Engagement team.

 

As a Social Work student, this role enables me to learn the administration side of case management and liaising with service providers. On a personal level, I feel grateful to be able to connect and be trusted with clients as they start their often-scary journey of change and growth.

 

Outside of work I love to paint, grow lots of plants, and play with my puppy – Zoey, and my cat – Sushi!   

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Campbell

I have an extensive customer service and hospitality background. These skills, combined with my training in Psychology, have given me an acute sense of empathy and the ability to balance diverse customer priorities.

 

I am excited to work and live OnSide’s values and, through my work, bring them into the lives of others.

 

In my spare time, I love to cook, eat, keep active, and chat about almost any sport that’s on at the moment.

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Georgia G

Rooted in Disability Employment Services, I’ve led a team successfully supporting clients with diverse disabilities on their paths to employment and independence. Guided by the philosophy of “Teach a man to fish,” my commitment lies in empowering individuals to navigate their unique journeys towards self-sufficiency.

 

Joining OnSide seamlessly aligns with my values and vision. As a Support Coordinator, I see myself as a catalyst for positive change, fostering independence and overall well-being. I am enthusiastic about contributing to OnSide’s mission of creating a nurturing ecosystem that promotes growth and connection within our community.

 

Outside of my professional commitments, I’m an avid appreciator of film, art, books, and nature, finding inspiration in both literary and cinematic storytelling. When not immersed in community-building, I enjoy exploring local eateries, savouring diverse cuisines that reflect the rich tapestry of cultures I’ve encountered in my travels, contributing to the vibrant mosaic shaping my personal identity.

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Nicole

Since 2020, I have supported a number of NDIS participants with a focus in complex behaviour. I also have experience and training in a number of complex medical needs.

 

A well-rounded team allows me to support my participants to reach their full potential. Being a Support Coordinator to me signifies enabling my participants to exercise their rights to choice and control in pursuit of their goals.

 

I love being around friends and family in my spare time. I enjoy hiking, reading and attending community events.

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Samantha

I have worked in mental health Support Work and aged care for the past 5 years.

 

I love working with clients to help them achieve their goals and developing rapport with each new person. Being an empathic person, I can relate to what people are going through and support as required.

 

I love to read and have a huge collection of books, most of which are social psychology books. My favourite book is called “Let Love Find You” and the title speaks for itself!

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Vanessa

I have two years of experience as a Support Worker, providing assistance and care to individuals with disabilities. During this time, I have developed a strong understanding of their needs and a passion for helping them lead fulfilling lives.

 

As a member of the OnSide team, I serve as a person who prioritises independence, agility, and efficiency. By ensuring the right supports are in place, I empower individuals to achieve their goals, driving optimal outcomes and fostering self-reliance, advocating on their behalf, and empowering them to achieve their goals and maximise their independence

 

I enjoy immersing myself in a good book, dining out, exploring new destinations, listening to music and I cherish quality time with my family. I find fulfillment in both the simple pleasures of everyday life and the enriching experience that comes with exploration and connection.

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Shelly

I have worked as Support Coordinator for the past 5 years. Prior to this, I was a Support Worker providing personal care to individuals.

 

Being a Support Coordinator allows me to show my clients the available and practical options to ensure they have choice and remain in control of their supports. It allows me to help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities access the services and resources that enable them to live as independently as possible.

 

I really enjoy the gym as a hobby. It’s not just good for your physical body – exercising regularly also promotes sound mental health. My favourite quote is: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life–to be happy–it’s all that matters,” by Audrey Hepburn.

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Kathleen

Since 2019 I have worked in various roles in aged care, disability and mental health. Alongside this I have been working towards a Bachelor of Behavioural Science degree and am due to graduate at the end of the year.

 

Throughout my time in the sector, I developed a particular passion for the value of autonomy and empowerment, which is what drew me to becoming a Support Coordinator here at OnSide.

 

In my free time you’ll find me at the beach soaking up the sun, in the kitchen experimenting with flavours or at my sewing machine expressing some creativity.

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Mea

I am a recent graduate of a Certificate 4 in Community Services which has given me the knowledge and passion for my new Support Coordinator role.

 

Becoming a Support Coordinator is such a fulfilling role as I am very passionate working within the community, being able to give back and assist clients in achieving their goals is very gratifying.

 

I love to keep myself active. I try to partake in physical activity at least 5 times a week whether that be going to the gym, going to the beach or enjoying a nice walk in the sun.

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Emily

Over the past five years, I have dedicated my career to supporting individuals with disabilities and mental health diagnoses, both at home and in the community. Additionally, I have experience as a teacher’s aide in a high school setting.

 

Throughout my journey, I have gained valuable knowledge and skills, which I am very excited to now bring to my role as a Support Coordinator with OnSide. Above all, I take pride in my compassion, kindness, and positivity.

 

My spare time usually involves a good book, any horror movie or catching up with friends and family. I love nature, animals and going for long walks, if I have an opportunity to spot some birds (especially galah’s), I consider it a lucky day.

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Treesha

I have been working in aged care and disability sector for nearly 4 years in Melbourne. I completed my certificate IV in Disability and this where all my roots begin to work in the disability sector.

 

As a NDIS Support Coordinator, I enjoy being able to help individuals with disabilities navigate the NDIS system and access the support services they need to live their lives to the fullest. I find it rewarding to see the positive impact that my support and guidance can have on my customers’ lives, helping them to achieve their goals and improve their overall well-being. I also enjoy building relationships with my customers and their families, and working collaboratively with service providers to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved. Overall, I find great satisfaction in being able to make a difference in the lives of those I support.

 

I have lived experience as an International Student. I love to share cooking recipes and talking about different types of food and culture.

Jade

Throughout my studies I also worked as a disability Support Worker, where I put theory into practice and cultivated a dedication to working with people.

 

I’m eager to continue combining my passion for people and professional experience to facilitate meaningful impacts. I value a person-centered approach, aspiring to support you to meet challenges and live fully.

 

Outside of work I most enjoy riding and doting on one of my three actual horses, or competing in dog sports with my borzoi Sylvie.

Christian

I am a customer service and people management expert with a drive to provide excellent service.

 

I am passionate about assisting people to achieve their goals and providing ongoing support to clients.

 

I am an avid video gamer and love all things Nintendo, especially Pokémon, Zelda and Splatoon.

Josephine

Prior to starting with OnSide I worked as an Employment Consultant working for a Disability Employment Service Provider.

 

A Support Coordinator to me means matching clients with services to optimise their health and wellbeing. I am the type of individual who wants to help people from all walks of life.

 

I am very much a foody and like trying all types of food. My favourite types of food are lasagne and pasta.

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Chantelle

Through my experience as a disability Support Worker, I have gained a valuable understanding of the disability sector. I have enjoyed providing personalised care and encouraging services to individuals, assisting them in living their best life.

 

As a proud member of the OnSide team, I’m fully dedicated to providing exceptional service through my support and care. In my role as a Support Coordinator, I have the opportunity to merge my passion for advocating for individuals with disabilities with my commitment to fostering a more inclusive and supportive community.

 

In my free time, I find relaxation in reading, meditation, and drawing. I also love spending time with my family and pets.

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Kristy

I have been in the disability industry for around 18 years, coming straight from school. I have worked in many areas from day programs, social and community, to being an LAC and a Support Coordinator for the last 8 years.

 

I have always had a drive to help people. As Support Coordinator and leader, I have the privilege to assist our wonderful participants and staff. I really enjoy watching both staff and participants work hard to reach their potential.

 

I am a huge Disney fan – I love all things Disney! I enjoy spending my free time to help out in my local community.

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Emma

I have been working in Aged Care and supporting clients with their home care packages for the past 7 years. I am grateful during this time to have worked with a diverse range of individuals and their families and I love getting to know each person’s story.

 

As a Support Coordinator at OnSide, I am passionate about making a positive impact on our client’s lives by supporting and empowering each person to achieve their individual goals and maximise their NDIS funds.

 

In my spare time, you’ll find me with a coffee in hand chasing around my two daughters. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going on adventures with my girls. I love being outdoors, especially the beach, exploring new places and going for walks with our border collie.

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Askal

I have a strong foundation in providing compassionate care, well-being and empowerment of individual with disabilities.

 

I embody the OnSide values of empathy and empowerment by providing Support Coordination. I’m a compassionate advocate, bridging gaps in services and promoting independence.

 

I love to explore new places, going for a drive, play my guitar and sing. I love art, tattoos and creating new designs.

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Kaisha

Prior to OnSide, I was a wildlife keeper and main gardener at the local theme park. I also had my own gardening business before coming into the disability industry. After a heartwarming 2 years as a Support Worker, I wanted to expand my knowledge and find other areas of the NDIS that I could grow as a person and make a different in people’s lives.

 

Being a Support Coordinator allows me to make a difference in people’s lives and build special bonds with my clients.

 

My hobbies are playing netball in the community and getting out in the environment.

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Minalda

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Annabelle

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Danielle

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Casey

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Jake

Bringing a diverse perspective from project coordination and customer service, I am passionate about empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their goals. I leverage strong communication and organisational skills to advocate for and support NDIS participants.

 

I am dedicated to empowering NDIS participants to live life on their terms, driven by a passion for building meaningful relationships and advocating for positive change. I’m thrilled to be part of a team committed to making a real difference, leveraging my skills to support individuals in achieving their goals and aspirations.

 

My favourite quote is “Life it too important to take seriously” by Oscar Wilde,  because it promotes enjoying all of life’s little wonders, no matter how big or small. I love trying out new recipes and sharing food with loved ones.

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Jodie

I have worked in the Disability sector for 38 years. I started in accommodation services, then managed day services. I have been a Support Coordinator for 6 years. My passion in ensuring people of all abilities have the same opportunities and experiences to participate in regular community life as everyone.

 

As a Support Coordinator, I enjoy being a positive influence in the way people are supported to achieve their goals in their life, respecting each person’s individuality and empowering them to have the control in what their life will look like. To be able to support people to achieve the life they desire.

 

I have 14-year-old male teenager who keeps me busy! He plays football, I have been involved in footy clubs and committees since Auskick. Besides this, I love catching up with friends and enjoy a good band and dance!

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Roxanne

I am an experienced Support Worker with experience working with a range of NDIS participants. I am passionate about supporting individuals of all abilities to live empowered and fulfilled lives.

 

Working with OnSide aligns with my personal and professional values of delivering compassionate care with integrity and a commitment to excellence. I am passionate about supporting individuals to navigate their NDIS plans in order to maximise the benefit!

 

I love camping and spending time in nature! In 2021 I took a year off to travel around Australia in my campervan – what an amazing experience! When I can’t get out in nature, I love yoga and heading to the pottery studio.

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