We've got great news about Positive Behaviour Support in Wollongong
16 September 2022
We're excited to announce four new behaviour support practitioners in Wollongong, which means shorter wait times and easier access to positive behaviour support. If you’re looking for positive behaviour support in Wollongong, we look forward to supporting you. We welcome your referral at https://abilityconsultants.com.au/referral-form.
Where do we offer positive behaviour support in Wollongong?
Our positive behaviour support (PBS) practitioners are located throughout Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama. We travel up to 30 minutes, one way, to visit NDIS participants, their families and support team, to understand their needs, carry out assessments and provide training and coaching.
At times, we travel further to visit clients and we can also offer telePBS, which is simply positive behaviour support through video call or over the phone. Some PBS practitioners provide a combination of in-person support and telePBS, we work with NDIS participants and their support team to find out what works best for you.
When we do meet in person, we come to you! There’s no need for you to travel to a clinic or office, we visit you at a time and place that works for you. Sometimes this might be at home, school, supported accommodation or day centre.
Meet our PBS practitioners in Wollongong
Our positive behaviour support practitioners in Wollongong offer diverse qualifications and experience. We’re grateful to have each of them on board and for their person-centred approach to positive behaviour support.
Bec Gordon is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Team Leader in Nowra. Bec is a psychology graduate who also completed a Certificate IV in Disability and a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Performance/Voice. Bec uses her skills across these areas to provide a holistic and person centred approach to her Behaviour Support Services.
Jake Lewis is a Behaviour Support Practitioner located in the south eastern suburbs of Wollongong. Jake completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in psychology, as well as a Master’s of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Jake’s work is influenced by his experience working in primary school settings, supporting students and staff with behaviour support.
Leonie MacDonald is a Behaviour Support Practitioner based in the northern suburbs of Wollongong. Leonie completed a Bachelor of Psychology and is currently studying towards a Master’s of Counselling. Leonie has extensive experience working with NDIS providers including working as a specialist support coordinator. Leonie has supported individuals of all ages and has extensive experience in hospital discharge planning, out of home care, and working with people who have experienced homelessness, dual diagnoses, mental health, younger onset dementia and substance use.
Mackenzie Hill is a Behaviour Support Practitioner located south of Wollongong. Mackenzie completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and has experience working with people with disability and working in a school environment.
Megan Lucas is a Behaviour Support Practitioner located south of Wollongong. Megan completed a Certificate IV in Community Services and a Diploma in Youth Work. Megan has over 12 years experience working in the community services sector, specialising in residential out of home care therapeutic treatment programs and implementing new coping strategies to minimise behaviours of concern.
Natalie Lofty is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Team Leader in Shellharbour. Natalie’s experience as a disability support worker gives her a unique understanding of positive behaviour support and influences her approach to her work. Natalie completed a Bachelor of Community Services, Certificate III and IV in Disability Work and is trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.
Stacey Davidson is a Behaviour Support Practitioner located in the Illawarra region, Stacey has over 20 years experience supporting vulnerable people in the community. She completed a Bachelor of Social Work, Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide.
Stephen Holmes is a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner and Team Leader located not far from Shellharbour. Stephen has extensive positive behaviour support experience, a Masters of Criminology and has supported people with disabilities for over 25 years.
Each of our behaviour support practitioners benefit from 1-1 mentoring and clinical supervision. We provide supportive and structured guidance for each practitioner as they progress through the NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework. We offer ongoing training in positive behaviour support, disability support, leadership, communication access and more.
Make a referral for positive behaviour support in Wollongong
Referrals can be made online by visiting our website or clicking on our referral link. We look forward to supporting you. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact our team on 1300 694 625.