We have a dedicated Allied Health and Therapeutic Solutions team made up of multi-disciplinary professionals who have a strong reputation for providing quality behaviour supports for people with complex support needs and/or mental health. We work from a Human Rights based model, using the least restrictive methods. Our team are here to support you to live the life you want to live and achieve your goals and dreams!
Our team provides various supports under the NDIS, including Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Community Nursing.
Sam is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners. His roles and responsibilities include monitoring, reporting and analysing behaviours within PBS plans and functional behavioural analyses for CLO participants of whom have PBS funding available in their NDIS plans. The majority of participants Sam works with are transitioning from forensic facilities such as James Nash House or general mental health facilities like the Glenside Health Services campus. Sam has had many roles within CLO, starting as a person centred support worker and then spending time as a service coordinator before joining the clinical team. Sam’s tertiary background is criminology and psychology, which has certainly helped his more recent roles and is a great interest and passion of his.
Sam is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners. Sam joined the CLO team in 2017 as a Person Centred Support Worker and shortly after starting, joined our newly formed Clinical Team as a Developmental Educator. In her time at CLO, Sam has experienced first-hand the exponential growth CLO has experienced and has worked in many roles, including Support Coordinator and Specialist Support Coordinator. Sam has completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability Studies), Bachelor of Social Work (Postgraduate) and Certificate III in Individual Support and has an extensive background in social work and support work.
Renata is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners. She provides provide specialist developmental assessment and intervention programs to address complex issues for people living with disabilities, including mental health. Renata completed her Master of Social Work placement with CLO in November 2020, worked as a Therapy Assistant and Person Centred Support Worker from December 2020 to September 2021 and joined the Clinical Team as a PBS Practitioner in October 2021. Renata has also completed her Bachelor of Psychology and has nine years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist in Brazil.
Languages: English, Portuguese
Meet Katherine (Kat)!
Kat is one of our Behaviour Support Practitioners. She is responsible for providing positive behaviour support to NDIS participants. Kat completed her Honours in Psychology at Flinders University in 2019. Kat’s thesis was in the field of body image and eating disorders and this is an area that she is passionate about. Kat’s strengths are in mental health. She utilises assessment and therapies encompassing techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy and trauma-informed care practices. Kat has previous experience as a Person-Centred Support Worker with participants with psycho-social disabilities. Kat has highly developed skills in functional behaviour analysis, rapport building and developing positive behaviour support plans. In determining the function of participants behaviour, Kat can provide person-centred strategies which both, assist in reducing behaviours of concern an increasing the quality of life for the participants she supports.
Erin is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners. She provides comprehensive and person-centred support to individuals with challenging behaviours. Erin has over 20 years of experience within various roles in the community services sector in Australia, Canada, and the UK. She has recently completed her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Masters of Professional Psychology. Erin has a passion for the biopsychosocial framework and has a strong human rights focus.
Adrian is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners.
He holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is continuing in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Flinders University. Adrian has been working with Community Living Options for over 2 years as a support worker and has since joined the Clinical team.
Adrian would like you to know that he is open-minded and friendly, has a strong commitment to helping others achieve their goals, and enjoys working collaboratively to get great outcomes for participants.
Xintian (Jessica) Wang is our Positive Behaviour Support Assistant. She provides Individual Social Skills Development support and assists with implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans for CLO participants. Jessica completed a Bachelor Degree of Applied Psychology in China and a Master Degree of Social Work at Flinders University, South Australia. Jessica started working with CLO as a Children Service Person-Centred Support Worker in May 2021 and joined the Allied Health and Therapeutic Solutions team from January 2022. Jessica has a passion for the biopsychosocial framework and focuses on improving participants’ quality of life.
Languages: English, Mandarin