Our highly skilled Support Coordinators are experts in all aspects of the NDIS. They can advise what funded supports are available to you and how you can access them. They will listen to you. They will help you better understand your plan, the participant portal and support categories.
Our Support Coordinators can assist you to increase your independence and build capacity for the future, explain what options are available from providers in your area and answer any questions you might have.
Give a Care Support Coordinators will respect your choices and work with you to ensure your NDIS plan supports your goals.
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Cherish comes from a large south American family and has worked within the disability sector for the last 10 years.
With an advanced Diploma in community service as well as Diploma in disability and finishing degree in psychology/counselling, Cherish has spent her career working in case management, child protection, support coordination, direct disability support, day services and home care.
Cherish has worked overseas in volunteer positions and feels very passionate about equality and human rights. She considers herself a strong advocate for anyone who may need it, especially for children and parents. Cherish believes in encouraging people to have the confidence to ask for what they want and not just settle.
Leanne Griffin – Support Coordinator
Leanne is a registered nurse and joined Give a Care in 2017. Leanne has been in the disability sector for 25 years and for 18 of those years she managed 10 homes of people with disabilities. Leanne also has her diploma in business management and counselling.
Leanne likes to advocate for people and finding the best outcomes to support people with their needs. Leanne is very dedicated to her role and feels the best reward of her position is being able to make a difference in people’s lives.
Ashlee Cullen – Supporter Coordinator
Ashlee studied nursing, has a Diploma in Case Management (Community Services) and has been working in the Disability Sector for 8 years.
Ashlee feels strongly about Human Rights and empowering the people she supports to achieve their goals.
A caring person, Ashlee loves meeting new clients, getting to know them and assisting them to get the best out of life.
David Gourdis – Support Coordinator
At 18 years of age David moved from Perth to play football for the Richmond Tigers before studying biomedical science and biotechnology at University.
David has personal experience with disability from a young age, which has created a passion for supporting individuals with mental health issues.
David has a love for science, nature and the outdoors.
Carmel Jones – Support Coordinator
Carmel has relatives with intellectual disabilities so has a deep understanding of what her clients and families need and want.
Carmel has worked in the disability sector for 30 years, across a wide range of settings including residential and vocational roles and feels that this sector was really her destiny.
Away from work, Carmel has a keen interest in natural therapies and practices as a Reflexologist, incorporating other healing techniques.
Carmel’s family is the most important thing to her and her three children and her Pomapoo ‘fur baby’, Indi, are the light of her life.