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About Your Support Coordinator, Kathyrn.

Kathryn Kalogerakis has an extensive range of industry experience, working in the disability sector on the Sunshine Coast for over 15 years. Kathryn radiates knowledge and care to all those she supports and makes it her mission to positively engage with people by contributing significantly to strength-based support for disadvantaged, marginalised, diverse

community members.

 

She is a Critical Theory Practitioner and works within a Strengths Based / Community Development Framework of Practice.

Kathryn has resided, studied and worked on the Sunshine Coast for over twenty-seven years and knows our community like the back of her hand. She has excellent knowledge and built strong relationships in the business, community services and local government sector.

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Thrive and Grow

Thrive and Grow is a local initiative offering support coordination to those in our community that require assistance with their NDIS plan. Here at Thrive, we believe NDIS participants have the right to be safe and to receive quality services from the providers and workers they select to for care them.

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is here to ensure people with disabilities in the NDIS have a strong voice about their rights to be safe, to exercise choice and control, and have their human rights upheld.

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Support Coordination

This support item strengthens a participant’s ability to design and then build their supports with an emphasis on linking the broader systems of support across a complex service delivery environment.

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Specialist Support Coordination

This support is delivered utilising an expert or specialist approach, necessitated by specific high complex needs or high-level risks in a participant’s situation.

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

These support items provide assistance for participants to build capacity and resilience through strong and respectful relationships to support people with psychosocial disability to live a full and contributing life.

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Support Coordination

Support Coordination focuses on supporting participants to direct their lives, not just their services, and is targeted towards assisting participants to build and maintain a resilient network of formal and informal supports.

This involves working together with the participant to understand funding, identify service expectations and clarify how each individual wants this designed.

 

Coordination of Supports also includes coaching and working with participants to develop capacity and resilience in their network.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Understanding the Plan;

  • Connecting with Supports and Services;

  • Designing Support Approaches;

  • Coaching, Refining and Reflecting;

  • Personalised Support Coordination;

  • Crisis: Planning, Prevention, Mitigation and Action;

  • Build Capacity and Resilience; and

  • Reporting to the NDIA.

 

Specialist Support Coordination

Specialist Support Coordination is delivered by an appropriately qualified and experienced practitioner to meet the individual needs of the participant’s circumstances. This may include the use of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or Mental Health Nurse.

Specialist Support Coordinators assist participants to reduce complexity in their support environment and overcome barriers to connecting with broader systems of support (including those funded).

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Addressing Complex Barriers

  • Designing Complex Service Plans

  • Understanding the Plan;

  • Connecting with Supports and Services;

  • Designing Support Approaches;

  • Coaching, Refining and Reflecting;

  • Personalised Support Coordination;

  • Crisis: Planning, Prevention, Mitigation and Action;

  • Build Capacity and Resilience; and

  • Reporting to the NDIA.

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

This support is designed to be able to maintain engagement through periods of increased support needs due to the episodic nature of mental illness.

 

Recovery coaches work collaboratively with participants, families, carers and other services to identify, plan, design and coordinate NDIS supports.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Non-Face-to-Face Support Provision

  • Provider Travel

  • Short Notice Cancellations.

  • NDIA Requested Reports