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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 House, we believe NDIS clients 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 disability have a strong voice about their rights to be safe, to exercise choice and control, and to have their human rights upheld.

Meet the Thrive & Grow Team.

Kathyrn Kalogerakis

Specialist Support Coordinator

Kathryn 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 industry knowledge and has built strong relationships in

the business, community services and local government sectors.

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Megan Schiemer

Support Coordinator

Megan is the newest addition to Thrive and Grow, bringing her extensive experience in childcare and disability work to the team.

 

Having worked as an assistant coordinator, support worker and support coordinator previously, Megan is well versed in the complex requirements of the industry.

 

She not only maintains a diploma in both counselling and children's services but is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work.

 

Her friendly nature and knowledge of the NDIS is an asset to our organisation!

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Support Coordination

This support item strengthens an individual's ability to design and 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 an individuals situation.

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

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

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Support Coordination

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

This involves working together with the individual to understand funding, identify service expectations and clarify how to customise this design.

 

Coordination of Supports also includes coaching and working with individuals 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 specific needs of the individual circumstances. This may include the use of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or Mental Health Nurse.

Specialist Support Coordinators assist individuals 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 individuals, 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