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), Support Coordination and Specialist Support Coordination.
Louise is the Senior Manager of Clinical and Therapeutic Services and will providing leadership and support to the behaviour support team, support coordination team and allied health services. Louise is a disability focussed professional with over 20 years of diverse sector experience starting as a support worker, moving into leadership roles within operations and practice environments and also in the academic sector and holds a post-graduate qualification specific to disability practice and supports. Louise approaches her work through the lens of social justice and human rights and holds particular professional and research passions in relation to person-directed practices and positive behaviour support.
Scott is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners. The participants Scott works with are either fully transitioned, or in the process of transitioning from Mental Health Facilities into the community and have been diagnosed with complex psychosocial disabilities. His role responsibilities include the creation of Positive Behaviour Support plans and Functional Behaviours Analysis with the intention of identifying the precipitating factors which influence behaviour and the function (outcome) of the behaviour. In doing so, he is able to adapt person-centred strategies and upskill participants to use pro-social behaviours rather than antisocial behaviours. Scott has completed his Bachelor in Social Work and has an extensive background working in child protection and working within the homelessness sector prior to joining CLO in 2018.
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.
Meet Katherine (Kat)!
Kat is one of our Positive 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 strengths are in mental health. She uses therapies encompassing techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy and trauma-informed care practices. Kat joined CLO as a Person-Centred Support Worker in May 2020. Kat joined the team in March 2021 where she continued to develop strong 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 antisocial behaviours and increasing the quality of life for the participants she supports.
Lorraine is a Developmental Educator with a post graduate qualification in public policy. Lorraine began her journey in the disability sector as a support worker in 2007 and has worked across a variety of community and education settings. After graduating in 2015, Lorraine spent 5 years in disability education teaching across a range of first year disability topics in Disability and Community Inclusion at Flinders University. From 2014 to 2017 Lorraine also held the position of Up the Hill Project (UTHP) Coordinator, supporting participants with intellectual disability to audit topics at Flinders University with assistance from a student mentor. This combination of work, and education along with her own personal lived experience of disability has shaped Lorraine’s approach to her work. An approach that embraces and values diversity, has a focus on working with (and not for) the individual and a commitment to providing supports which are person centred, meaningful to the person and socially inclusive.
Kerry is our Lead Specialist Support Coordinator. As a Specialist Support Coordinator, Kerry assists people to understand the opportunities available within their NDIS plan and locates localised support services and professionals who can best assist people to achieve their NDIS goals.
Kerry has a background in Social Science and 20 years of experience working in government agencies and not-for-profit organisations to deliver supports for young people and people with disability. She has a passion for assisting people to get the most out of their NDIS plans and working with people to achieve any goals they may have.
Kerry is based predominately in the Fleurieu region although supports participants across Adelaide to access services and progress their NDIS plans. As a Kangaroo Island local, Kerry is passionate about ensuring regional and remote NDIS participants access what they require to fully engage in the community.
John is one of our Support Coordinators. His role is to support participants to get the most out of their NDIS plans while building their capacity to have choice and control over their lives. John has over 10 years of experience working in the Disability Services Sector, working for both not-for-profit organisations and government. John also has experience working for the NDIS as a Local Area Coordinator. He has a passion for assisting participants to build their individual capacity to have full choice and control over their daily life, engagement with supports and services and inclusion within their local communities.