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About Me

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I am a skilled and dedicated professional in the field of Person Centred Individualised Support and Community Development, focused on an inclusive society.

 

 

I live on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, with my partner, daughter and our beloved dog. I love exploring the bush and beaches the Coast has to offer with my family. In my spare time I enjoy baking and cooking new recipes, being crafty, and dabble in some DIY home renovations.

I set up My PA to Independence after seeing the need for an individual and personal approach to assist people to understand what the NDIS can offer, and to provide leadership to small teams and support services. With over 17 years experience working with various disability services and child care settings, I wanted to provide a unique approach to support.

As a Personal Assistant I bring my skills of being;

A facilitator with strong management skills in various workplace environments, including individuals and family homes, offices, shared homes and day programs.

A proactive listener who gives feedback in positive ways that encourage the individual to find their own solutions and self empowerment.

Empathetic to individuals' circumstances and  I display respect in all aspects of my role and my personal life.

Confident in engaging with stakeholders, services, family members, and community groups.

I have strong interpersonal relationship skills.

Experienced in administration skills and using various software programs, emails, creating agendas and keeping minutes, spreadsheets and document writing, rostering, navigating the web and record keeping.

Some of My Achievements Include

  • Assisted in the development of an accessibility App and website ‘’The Better Access Map’’ while conducting environmental accessibility assessments.

  • Successfully led and directed a team of support staff to become a self managing team.

  • Confidently provided leadership to a team of individuals through time of structural change leading to redeployment and redundancy.

  • Connected individuals (aged 7 to 64) and their families to local community support and services to build their capacity and assist in preparing for their NDIS application, during the roll out of the NDIS, with the Ability Links program.

  • Capacity building outcomes with various community stakeholders to build their inclusive aspects, including Central Coast Council as part of their Disability Inclusion Action Plan, Community and Neighbourhood Centres, Doyalson Community Garden and incorporated inclusion and accessibility features within the garden, and the  Central Coast Kids Day Out yearly early childhood event, where I continue to be a committee member.

  • Coordinated clients with their funding package to achieve respite care and self managed living while staying within their budget, prior to the NDIS.

  • Developed a client focused day program service within the community focused on inclusion for 10 adults with disability.

  • Providing person centred support and care to individuals with disability to work towards their personal goals and maintain their everyday lifestyle with dignity and respect.

Flexible and Committed

“I would like to thank you for supporting with my granddaughter Makeytah. Makeytah absolutely loves the time she spends with you and looks forward to each occasion. She states that when she is with you, that you listen and give her the time to make her own decisions and encourage her to make her own choice for activities. I have observed her willingness to venture out into the community with others now, not just her family. This has given her confidence a real boost. You have given her the opportunity to build peer relationships and encouraged to think about good old fashioned pen pals. This will not only help her social skills but will also encourage her to use her skills that she is learning at school and speech in a meaningful way. Makeytah enjoys the craft and cooking that she does with you, and I have seen her desire to help in the kitchen increase which is part of her goals. I have and will certainly be referring others to you should they require a support person that goes above and beyond.”

Dianne C

Let’s Start Working Together!

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