Our Perth Disability Services Management Team has two Directors, 8 Co-ordinators’, a Safety Officer and an accounts Team.
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.
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.
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 rapport with individuals and families are what Donna believes are key to providing excellent support.
Jack has over 4 years of experience working in the disability sector as both a support worker and facilitating camps. Jack has a University Degree majoring in Sports Management and Minoring in Management. Jack is very passionate about supporting people with disabilities and believes that community engagement is paramount.
While studying at university he was a Camp Facilitator at Cahoots. At Cahoots Jack would escort people with a variety of Disabilities on camps to enjoy all sorts of fun activities.
Jack also loves sport playing AFL in the winter at North Beach Football Club and cricket in the Summer at Doubleview Carine Cricket club.
Born and raised in Sydney and having no desire growing up to be an accountant she found her niche when working as accounts/admin assistant in her family’s business.
This then led her to completing an Associate Diploma in Accounting and then pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree and CPA qualifications.
Sharon moved to Perth in 2011 after an opportunity in the hospitality industry to transfer from Townsville whilst working for a large hotel group.
She started in the disability industry in 2012 after previously working in the hospitality industry as Financial Controller for 15 years.
Living with a disability herself and understanding the complexities surrounding people with disabilities has enabled her to be more than just a numbers person in the BGSR team.
When not immersed in a spreadsheet Sharon enjoys a good Netflix binge whilst online shopping.
Greg completed a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) degree at Curtin University in 1998 and commenced working for the CRS Australia in 1999, providing employment services to people with disabilities. He spent the next decade working in the mining sector, mostly based in Karratha, as an Injury Management Advisor. During this time he completed his Masters degree in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health.
Since 2012, he has been employed as a lecturer at Edith Cowan University, teaching WHS Law, Workers’ Compensation, Ergonomics and Public Health.
After so many years in academia, he is excited to be working with BGSR and keen to put theory into practice.
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