Disability Matters employs people that possess a thorough understanding and empathy for the local community’s disability support needs. They are professional, caring and compassionate and show an amazing dedication to our client’s needs.
Kirsty has been on board as Service Manager since October 2017. Having an extensive background in management positions she will particularly draw upon her people management skills in this role. The focus for Kirsty in the short term is to ensure Disability Matters is NDIS ready. Although the organisation will be operating under more of a business model, Kirsty will ensure that our focus is maintained on the key component of our business - our clients. Kirsty feels very fortunate to be working amongst such professional and passionate staff and will continue to build on the work that has been done to make Disability Matters the amazing organisation that it is.
Kellie is a Tablelands local and is working with Disability Matters as a NDIS pre-planner for a temporary 12 month period. Kellie is very excited to be a part of such an important reform. Her role is to meet with existing, new or old clients and their family/carer to assist them to prepare for when the NDIS rolls out in July 2018. There are a lot of questions that clients and families will have about the NDIS and Kellie’s job is to help find those answers! Kellie will also support clients in their planning meeting with the NDIS if required. Kellie is very approachable and simplifies the task of navigating the NDIS for clients.
Kerry has been with the Disability Matters family since 2011. Kerry enjoys working with children, families and people that live with a disability. Kerry feels fortunate to be in a position where she can support the needs of others and, drawing on her history in the field, can further help the growth of the support at Disability Matters.
Prior to being invited to join the Disability Matters team as Support Coordinator, I enjoyed a 15 year career with Disability Services (QLD) supporting individuals and families to build capacity and achieve goals. It never ceases to amaze me at the generosity of people with disabilities and their families who are willing to share their stories, experiences and wisdom. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of this progressive organisation delivering NDIS supports and services while continuing to work in the industry I love.
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Melitta moved to the Tablelands 8 years ago where she ran her own business in Yungaburra for 5 years. Melitta joined Disability Matters early in 2018 as a Support Worker, also working part time for another service provider first as a support worker then as NDIS Facilitator. Melitta is passionate about working within this industry and has really enjoyed watching clients and families grow and change with supports under the NDIS. “It’s exciting seeing people with disabilities not just included in our community but taking part as serious stakeholders. I love that I can work for an organisation that values the personal growth of their clients and professional growth of their staff including support workers.”
Renate has been working with Disability Matters since 2003. Born in Vienna, she has lived in Australia since 1995. Renate brought a lot of experience with her from previous walks of life. Since then she has used all her energy to help and improve other people’s lives. She is the longest standing Coordinator within our team and her compassion for the cause has put smiles back on many people's faces
I have worked for Disability Matters since September 2016 firstly as a support worker and more recently as a Coordinator. I am passionate about working in this industry and seeing the positive changes that come from assisting clients with their goals. In my role as a Coordinator I enjoy the fact that I still have contact with clients and support workers alike. In particular I love meeting new clients and assisting to coordinate their supports.
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