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MEET THE GROUP

The Passion Behind Turning Point Support

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GEORGE

Specialist Support Coordinator
Recovery Coach

Hi! My name is George!

I have a qualification in psychology and OHS management, and an extensive background working in disability support and care.

I am extremely passionate about seeing participants achieve the best outcome, and pursue their best possible lives. I am excited to be a part of Turning Point Support so that I can continue making meaningful contributions to the lives of my participants!

I bring a positive attitude, a passion for treating everyone as an individual and an equal, and a genuine interest in hearing YOUR story and doing my best to ensure this next chapter is the best one yet!

My hobbies include playing video games, making model kits, and reading all kinds of books and comics!

Supporting: Central, Southern suburbs

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LAUREN

Specialist Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi! My name is Lauren

I am a qualified Social Worker with many years of experience in case management and crisis response. Much of my Social Work career has been based around working with vulnerable children and families. I have a particular interest in empowering families to feel knowledgeable and well supported. 

 

I am passionate about what I do, and I really look forward to meeting you, getting to know you and working with you to achieve your NDIS goals and more. 

 

In my spare time, I love spending time with my children and family, exploring new places and travelling around in our caravan, going to the beach and walking my dogs. I love music, the sunshine and chatting with people. 

 

Supporting: Yorke Peninsula / Copper Coast and surrounds.

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KATE

Director

Welcome to TPS! My name is Kate and I am a Support Coordinator, Mother and Director at Turning Point Support. 

Turning Point Support started to provide a high quality service to NDIS participants (one that I would want to receive) and a fun, supportive work place (where I would want to work). 


I have a background and qualification in Psychology, experience in coaching and mentoring Teams, and have been involved with the NDIS since it started rolling out in SA in 2013. During this time I worked as a Specialist Support Coordinator and Support Coordinator, attending many trainings and workshops. 

 

 I pride myself on being proactive, client centred and personable. I focus on getting to know YOU and your individual goals and needs. I have a real passion for this role and seeing it done well! 
 

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BEKK

Support Coordinator 

Hello, my name is Bekk!

I have had the privilege of working within the disability and mental health sector over the past 15 years.

I have worked in lots of varying roles including Support Worker, Day Programs Coordinator, DES employment, Behaviour support, Service Coordination and Local Area Coordination. I also have worked as a Mental Health Peer Worker with a lived experience.

I have an absolute passion for working along side a person while they achieve their goals in life.

I pride myself in having open and honest and clear communication with you and your supports. No lingo here! I would love to listen to you and work with you to understand your needs so I can support you on your journey.

In my spare time I like to go op shopping with my two gorgeous girls. We search for material that we repurpose and learn to sew into new items like dresses and bags.

 

 

 

Supporting: Central, Southern, Northern, Adelaide Hills suburbs

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HEATHER

Team Leader

Specialist Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi! I'm Heather,

My experience in the care industry spans 15 years covering a vast array of areas including Residential Aged Care, Home Care and Disability Care. I have worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant in the private hospital system and have also been out all over Adelaide as a Sales Rep for a healthcare equipment company.

Through adversity in my younger years, I have found my passion and purpose in life - helping people! I would love for you to share your story with me so I can understand who you are and what goals and dreams you would like to work towards. My role is to ensure that each participant is matched with the best suited Support Coordinator or Recovery Coach contracting to TPS.

I work whole-heartedly with genuine care and compassion and pride myself on communication, trust and determination.

I love a good laugh and know that somedays just a smile can brighten up someone's day.

In my spare time I love spending quality time with my family at the beach, stand up paddle boarding and snorkeling. I also love to cook up a feast in the kitchen or on the BBQ and watch a game of footy. I look at life as a journey of endless possibilities!

Supporting: Southern and Adelaide Hills suburbs

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SUELA

Specialist Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi my name is Suela!

I am a qualified Social Worker and have a background in Child Protection. I also have a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy. Through Child Protection I have supported children, young people and their families with their NDIS plans and worked closely with Support Coordinators to support our families. I have worked with vulnerable families to support them in overcoming adversities and empowering them to independence.  

I am passionate about meeting new people and supporting them in the best way possible to achieve their goals and live life to their fullest. I look forward to meeting new people and feel privileged to be part of people’s stories. I always love being challenged as it pushes me to do my best possible work and achieve the best outcomes for the people I am working with.

In my spare times I love to spend time with my kids and family. We love spending time at the beach, and you will always find sand in our car or home. I love to cook, to entertain and I have made it my goal to grow my own herb garden.  

Supporting: Western, Southern and Hills suburbs

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EMMA

Specialist Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi my name is Emma!

I have over 25 years experience working in the health sector with my background and qualifications in Community Service & Health, Nutrition, Counselling and Health Promotion.

 

I am passionate about a holistic approach to health and empowering people in their lives. I am an empathetic listener and I enjoy getting to know people and what makes them tick! I love being organised, creative and I have a fun sense of humour.  I look forward to working with you.

In my spare time I like to go for long hikes in nature or swim in the ocean! If these are not achievable a simple deep breath and focus on mother nature around me helps me feel grounded! Coffee also helps!

Supporting: Central, Southern, Adelaide Hills  suburbs

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MICHELLE

Specialist Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi! My name is Michelle!

I am currently studying my Bachelor of Psychology and have a Diploma in Community Services. I have experience in the NDIS, youth and aged care sectors supporting people of all walks of life to achieve their goals and live their best life!

I have my own lived experience of a disability that I have had since I was young. I understand the complexities of the system, the importance of feeling heard and having a reliable support network to help you through. I am passionate about using a person-centred approach to empower you to achieve your goals, celebrate your wins and be there for you when times get tough. I believe in the power of a positive mindset and will always try and see the bright side to any situation!

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner and 2 beautiful children. I love being out in nature whether it be down by the beach or finding a hidden creek on a nature trail. I love to read, play video games, paint and draw!

I look forward to getting to know you and working with you to achieve your goals!

Supporting: Northern and North Eastern Suburbs 

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KITTY

Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi, I’m Kitty!

I have an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. With a background in youth support work, I am passionate about providing personalised care and guidance to assist people to gain confidence, expand their knowledge and empower them to reach their goals. I am very excited to be part of this supportive team as it enables me to provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date information regarding your NDIS plan, as well as to provide tailored and personalised support for you as an individual. I will support you to ensure you have a thorough understanding of your rights and options regarding the NDIS services so that you can feel confident you are receiving the best possible resources and supports available to you. Supporting you throughout your journey to living your best life.  

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and my two beautiful kelpie dogs. I love to cook, and I also love baking decorative cakes. My hobbies include exercising, reading and spending time outdoors in the sun. 

Supporting: Eastern, Central and Western Suburbs 

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PHYLIS

Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

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AHMED

Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi my name is Ahmed!

I’m based in Adelaide but previously spent 12 years living and working in Alice Springs and remote communities in Central Australia. I worked for over a decade at NPY Women’s Council, an Aboriginal organisation that supports Aboriginal communities, including 6 years as a Coordinator of Support with the NDIS. 

 
I have an interest and passion in creative therapy, having recently completed a Graduate Diploma in the field. I’m also a filmmaker, photographer and African drummer.  


In my spare time I enjoy exploring new areas of Adelaide, drumming with my kids and playing and watching soccer. 

Supporting: North Eastern, Central and Northern Suburbs

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XENA

Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hi, I’m Xena!

I have over 10 years experience in the disability sector with qualifications in both Individual Support and Early Childhood Education. I have supported people from a range of backgrounds and have a particular interest in working with vulnerable children and their families.

 

I love being a Support Coordinator and Recovery Coach because I feel naturally drawn to empowering individuals to feel understood, included and knowledgeable in the decisions made about their life. I would love to listen to your story and goals so we can work together to create the life you want!

 

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, fishing and travelling with my partner and family.

 

Supporting: Central and Western Suburbs

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LEENA

Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hello, I'm Phylis!

It's such a privilege to work in the Human Services sector. My diverse background in Disability, Community Services, and Social Work reflects a deep commitment to understanding and addressing the needs of my clients from various angles. My journey has been incredibly rewarding, and my dedication to all that I do is empowering individuals to live life to the fullest.

My multicultural background adds a unique dimension to my work. Born in Kenya and now residing in Australia, I bring a wealth of cultural diversity and richness to my interactions creating space for everyone to express themselves authentically and feel affirmed in their identities. 

I love working as a Support Coordinator/Recovery Coaching because of it's strong emphasis on empowerment maximising on the strength and resilience of every individual. Everyone has a unique story and it is always a pleasure to listen to these stories and guiding individuals toward authenticity and fulfillment. 

 

I embrace life and find joy in every moment making the world a better place. I love listening to music, walking along the beach and enjoying the beautiful sunset. I enjoy having a nice meal with family and friends.

Supporting: Southern, Central and Hills suburbs

Hi! My name is Leena!

I am a qualified Social worker with a background in Psychology. I have had the privilege of working in different countries with people from multicultural backgrounds. I worked in customer service and administration roles for over 10 years before I found my passion and purpose in life – working together with people to help them live their life to the fullest! Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing my people happy and hearty. As a social worker, I have worked in child protection and health area. 

 

I am caring, trustworthy and an open communicator. I believe Active listening is the key to meaningful Support Coordination, and this is the belief that drives my approach as a Support Coordinator and Psychosocial Recovery Coach. I would love to hear your story and work together to achieve your dreams and goals.

 

In my spare time I love spending time with my kids and family, listening to music and dancing. I love to cook and entertain my family and friends. I am an optimistic person who enjoys the simple things in life.  

Supporting: Northern, North Eastern and Central suburbs

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OLIVIA

Support Coordinator 

Recovery Coach

Hello! My name’s Olivia!

I have qualifications in Counselling, Disability, and Child, Youth and Family Intervention. I’ve predominantly worked in Child Protection and Social Housing for almost 10 years. I have extensive experience working with youth, people with a disability and mental health. 

I have a strong passion for supporting vulnerable clients, finding them opportunities to succeed and supporting them to achieve their goals. I enjoy getting to know the people I work with and empowering them to reach their full potential. I work from a person-centered approach and believe that good communication is vital. 

In my spare time I love to get away with my family in our caravan, spending time with friends, cooking new foods and trying new recipes. 

Supporting: Hills, Southern and North Eastern suburbs 

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