Our Perth Disability Services Management Team has two Directors, eight Co-ordinators and Safety Officer / Occupational Therapy Specialist.
All of our direct care staff are recruited and selected to match the individuals they are working with. This creates the best environment for support and quality care. We have retained a very high proportion of our staff over the years and this has been great for consistency of support and building relationships. See HERE for additional employment information on a Perth disability services role.
Bill commenced in human services as a volunteer for Activ Foundation in 1989. He then gained fulltime employment with the same organisation and commenced studies to become a social trainer. He then went on to management positions in Community and Family Services, Hawkevale, Karingal, Kellerberrin and South Metro accommodation. Bill finally joined Disability Services Commission in 2000 as part of Accommodation Services. When this area was closed, he joined Sue to develop BGSR. Bill strongly believes that every individual should have a life they choose.
Sue started work with Disability Services Commission (then Irrabeena) as a Social Worker in 1994. She then moved to the Supported Accommodation Services area in 1999 as Manager. Following the closure of this section in 2007, she joined Bill Gray to establish BGSR. Over the years, she has been focussed on ensuring social justice and fairness for People with Disabilities, as well as a great quality of life for people receiving services from BGSR.
Patrick started working in the Disability sector in 2009 and has Social Training and Management background. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Social Science (with a second major in Management). He was a Coordinator with Kimberley Individual and Family Support Assocn before joining BGSR in 2011. Patrick is empathy-driven and has a strong focus on the person-centred approach. He believes individuals and families are the best experts in determining their own needs. He prides himself on relationships built with staff, individuals and families.
Soli joined BGSR after 30 years experience working in human services. Most of that time was spent working as a community Social Trainer with Disability Services Commission – promoting independent living skills and developing training plans for people with disabilities and their families. Soli is excited about new challenges as a co-ordinator, and continuing to apply her skills and knowledge in the area of disability.
Barbara has worked as a community Social Trainer with the Disability Services Commission for more than 25 years, assisting people who have a disability to reach their potential. Her strength is being able to work alongside individuals and families to achieve quality outcomes. Barbara’s passion is also self-advocacy and ensuring the rights of the individual are maintained.
Georgie has extensive experience spanning more than 14 years working with the Disability Services Commission as a Community Social Trainer, Social Trainer in Accommodation Services and Recreation Officer.
She is a strong believer in ongoing learning for people with disabilities to have the opportunities to develop their passions and interests. Over the years Georgie has placed an importance on people developing socially, intellectually, psychologically and physically to pursue their interests and passions.
Sarah has worked in Aged Care for over 9 years; starting as an Assistant in Nursing for 2 years, then as a Therapy Assistant and a Retail Manager for 7 years. In that time, she also completed her OHS qualification. Sarah went on to completing her OT Degree, and after graduating she worked full-time as an Injury Management Consultant for 8 months with Advanced Personnel Management. Sarah loves undertaking new challenges and learning new skills. She has a passion in working with people, particularly people with disabilities, the elderly and in Mental Health. Her central focus is assisting BGSR in developing a healthy and safe working environment for all staff and clients through implementing health and safety systems, early intervention, and injury prevention.
Kerry started in the industry in 2006 at the ADE Australian Disability Enterprise – Supported Employment. She started as a support worker then worked her way up to coordinator. Kerry feels strongly about social justice and human rights – supporting the rights for people with disabilities. Additionally Kerry fights for fair pay for disability workers, maintaining employment and access to advocacy. Community access is important to Kerry and she ensures all her clients are given full access to services and treated with respect.
Denise has over 4 years’ experience working with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.She started out as a support worker in high care respite and furthered her experience here through a supervisory role.
Denise prides herself on her ability to build relationships with individuals and their families. She focuses on a person centred approach and finds immense job satisfaction in helping individuals achieve their goals.
Donna had 13-years’ experience in the disability field starting as a volunteer at Valued Independent People for a short time before being offered work as a support worker before joining BGSR 3 years ago. Donna obtained Certificate 3 and 4 and then her Diploma in Community Services during her time at Valued Independent People working her way up to the Manager of one of the bases. Donna received a nomination for Disability Support Worker of the Year during this time. Advocacy and building a great repore with individuals and families are what Donna believes are key to providing excellent support.
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