We have a dedicated Clinical 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.
Grace is our Positive Behaviour Support Team Lead. She is responsible for ensuring quality behaviour support delivery under the NDIS and leading our fantastic team of PBS practitioners. Grace has a background in Social Work and Support Work and her qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Grace has a passion for human rights and person centred positive behaviour support.
Languages: English & Mandarin
Scott is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners within our Mental Health project. 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 Biopsychosocial 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.
Lisa is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners. She is responsible for providing specialist developmental assessment and intervention programs, fostering relationships between the people we support, their families and our employees and providing support to contribute to positive outcomes for our participants. Lisa has completed her Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Lisa also has an extensive background working in child protection prior to joining CLO in 2018. Her areas of interest include behavioural psychology, the biopsychosocial framework of assessment, and using a holistic approach to wellbeing focusing on a number of life domains.
Sam is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners for the Mental Health Project as part of the Metro North-East team. 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.
Meet Raffaella (Raffy)!
Raffy is one of our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners. She provides specialist behaviour supports under the NDIS. Raffy completed her Bachelor Degree in Clinical Psychology (2006) in Italy and worked for 13 years as a Psychologist in Children Services before moving to Australia. After moving to Australia, Raffy worked as a Child Protection Case Manager, a Youth Homelessness Case Manager, a Behaviour Support Practitioner and most recently as a Therapeutic Specialist in NSW before moving to Adelaide with her family.
Languages: English & Italian
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 Practitioner. She is responsible for providing positive behaviour support to NDIS participants. Kat completed her Honours in Psychology at Flinders University in 2019 and joined CLO as a PCSW in May 2020. During her time as a PCSW, she worked with participants across the Metro and South Metro regions. Kat has a general interest and passion for studying and improving the mental health of the participants she works with. Despite enjoying the role, Kat decided she wanted to continue to make a difference in participants lives, but she wanted to do this by using her skills in behavioural analysis.
Renata is our Therapy Assistant. She provides support to develop intervention programs to address complex issues for children and young people living with a disability, including mental health. Renata completed her Master of Social Work placement with CLO in November 2020 and joined the team as a Therapy Assistant and Person Centred Support Worker in December. Renata has also completed her Bachelor of Psychology and has nine years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist in Brazil.
Languages: English & Portuguese
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 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.
Sophie is one of our Support Coordinators. Her role is to support participants to understand and exercise their choice and control over which services and providers they choose to engage with. Sophie has a background in project management in the finance sector but shifted her focus to the community services sector and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Human Rights. Sophie has a passion for rights and this has been her focus throughout. “Having a Quadraplegic and disability rights activist as a father has given me direct insight into the needs of people living with a disability, specifically the importance of empowering people to participate in community live with dignity. It’s my hope that I too may be able to deliver meaningful impactful change to vulnerable members of my community.”