We welcome Lisa to the ICJP team in her role as a Support Coordinator.

I love bush walking, reading, hanging out with my daughter and partner, and baking.  I am also a news junkie!I have transitioned out of public sector work and into the NGO sector as I really enjoy dealing directly with people.  My daughter lives with disabilities so I have personal experience in negotiating the many issues surrounding NDIA access, coordinating medical specialists and trying to stay positive through this.  I look forward to helping other people on their unique journeys and to encourage them to use their funds to access services and opportunities to help them live the lives they really aspire to.

My qualifications are a Bachelor of Arts (from University of Queensland, majors in economics, politics and law), a Grad Cert in Public Policy and Governance (UQ), and a Certificate 4 in Social Services from the Wananga o Aotearoa (the Maori University , NZ).

I have undertaken courses in group facilitation for women who have experienced domestic violence as well as a course in compassionate communication. I have used these support skills in a volunteer capacity while on the management committee of a women’s shelter and a women’s health clinic in Brisbane.

I also have lived experience as my daughter has multiple disabilities.  I love watching her grow and develop and supporting her on her journey.  For me life is all about people – clients, colleagues, friends, family.  Hence my desire to work in an NGO rather than continue in a policy role.

I enjoy learning about all the complexities – to be a good support coordinator I think you probably need to be a Jack (or Jill!) of all trades.

I had some interactions with ICJP in regards to commissioning some developmental psychological help and thought they sounded knowledgeable and compassionate.  So, I followed my instincts and applied for employment.  I am looking forward to being totally across the NDIA and increasing my knowledge of service providers so I can provide excellent support coordination to my clients here in lovely Adelaide.

I also facilitate mindfulness and peer support classes for parents of autistic kids once a week during school the school term!