A Little About Our Team.
Hannah has worked as an Enrolled Nurse for 7 years, and after taking time off to have her son, she is ready to re-enter the workforce. Originally from Alice Springs, but recently relocated to the Barossa with her partner and son. The Barossa has always had a special place in Hannah's heart as her dad grew up here, and she spent many family holidays around the region. Hanna is passionate about caring for people and trying to make the world a better place one smile at a time. She genuinely believes that laughter is the best medicine. Forming strong relationships and providing a holistic approach to her work is important.
Loretta is a 53yr old woman who has many years experience cleaning residential homes and takes great pride in her work. (Its no secret she loves cleaning!!) She also has 20yrs experience working in the community alongside people with disabilities assisting them to achieve their goals. She is passionate and enjoys a laugh. She loves to read and has a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English Literature and Drama). With already her first job done and dusted (pardon the pun) she has had great feedback from happy clients.
Renee has worked in childcare for many years caring for children with disabilities. She has always had a passion for improving the quality of life of both young and old. Helping people to lead full successful lives by developing and guiding them to achieve their goals. Renee is compassionate, patient, caring and a great listener. She strives to go the extra mile for her clients to help them realise their goals and dreams, what ever that may be.
Sarah is a mature 22yr old who has 2 yrs experience working in this industry. Sarah is a happy go lucky person with a positive outlook on life she enjoys a good joke and to have fun with her clients . Sarah has a mix of high care and low care experience and is looking forward to supporting BDSN clients in home and the community. She is extremely passionate about helping our clients to improve and maintain their quality of life and to also celebrate their wins big or small.
Lawrence is a 20yr old 2nd yr psychology student at Adelaide Uni, who happens to be a life guard in his spare time! Lawrence has been a life guard at local pools for a number of years and enjoys interacting with the community. So much so Lawrence has decided to take on the challenge of becoming a mentor to teens and young adults with BDSN. He believes he has a lot to offer our clients and is looking forward to spending sometime out in the community building relationships with clients and in turn helping them to build self esteem, strength and resilience.
Amelia is Currently in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Primary Education/ Bachelor of Disability at Flinders University, Amelia is an energetic 22-year-old with a passion for supporting individuals in achieving their goals, gaining life skills and actively partaking in their community. Having previously worked in hospitality, Amelia is now ready to use the experience she gained through her formal studies and university placements to provide opportunities to our Participants. Amelia loves to travel, listen to Podcasts, cook, and spend time with her family in her free time.
Michelle has many years of experience working in the aged care and disability sector. Working with all ranges of age groups from young to old. Michelle has worked in community residential hospitals as well as home settings. This has led to Michelle having extensive experience working with high care needs clients and people with challenging behaviours . Michelle enjoys going for walks, having a good long chat. She loves cooking and swapping recipes with others, and going on adventures to see where she ends up.
Marie has been a disability support / youth worker on and off for around 35 years .she was in nursing homes way back in her teenage years. Then went to work for Families SA as a youth worker. Marie took up foster care for 10 years bought up 3 brothers and 2 girls ages 8 years to 12 years and continues to be very close all her family Marie loves working in disability support she finds it both challenging rewarding and has met some beautiful caring people over the years. Mare has a love of the outdoors she has horses and dogs yes huge animal lover.
Lyn has 20+yrs experience in disability support she says the best part is at the end of the day when somebody smiles at you and says 'thank you'. Then you know you've done your job right. Lyn loves the variety of work and building relationships with people who matter. She has a 'can do' and 'why not try' attitude and is a firm believer in the Person Centred approach and to encourage people to do as much for themselves as they can. The opportunities to assist people in their every day lives with positive outcomes is fulfilling.
Alexander grew up in Barossa Valley. He attended school at Lyndoch Primary and Faith Lutheran College. Throughout his life he found countless ways to mask his Autism to fit in. Alex is so happy to be working at BDSN team. We are happy to have him onboard as he has so much passion and exuberance for the job as he helps raise awareness for the disability community at large.
Daniel-Is an all rounder you could say. He has many years experinece working in aged care and disability as a support worker while he travelled Australia. Recently he was a grounds keeper at one of Adelaides University's . So if your looking for a male support worker or someone to come around and look after your gardens Daniel is your guy.
Simon- comes to us with a wealth of experince working as an industrial and residential cleaner. Simon worked for numerous realestate agents completing their exit cleans. So he has a very high standard of cleaning.
Kristin- Is our new Client Liaison Assistant. She will be helping with onboarding new clients gathering the required documents that allow us to support you. Kristin is a mum with 3 children and has lived experience of NDIS and the back processes when it comes to having plan reviews. She has a wealth of knowledge for all of the documents and reports needed to enable you to challenge your plan review.
If you want to discuss your needs please contact us .
0414 051 290