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Amanda started her career as a psychologist at Baillie Henderson Hospital in Toowoomba working in the Acquired Brain Injury and Dual Disability units. In 1998 she left Australia to travel and work overseas for eight years returning to Brisbane in 2006 and taking up a position as a psychologist working in correctional facilities. Reconnecting with her psychological roots she went on to specialise in working with people with cognitive impairment in the prison system and in 2010 moved to the position of Senior Dual Disability Coordinator with Mental Health Services where she remained until 2017. Amanda has also worked with the Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service.
Whilst working at Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services Amanda led the Trauma Informed Care Project for Indigenous Consumers working within The Way Forward team.
Amanda started working in private practice in 2013 specialising in dual disability and naturally moved into working with NDIS participants when the scheme rolled out in Queensland. She has completed a Master of Disability Studies and is currently studying a Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Amanda is part of the Sunshine Coast Region Team.
Meg is a Social Worker and a Provisionally Registered Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner. She specialises in providing Specialist Support Coordination, Support Coordination and true Positive Behaviour Support to participants of the NDIS.
Meg has 8 years experience in case management with non-voluntary clients in correctional settings, which means she is skilled in engaging clients with complex needs and who may have some fear or concerns about engaging with a Social Worker. Her role has been to assess and modify behaviours which have previously been problematic with a view to promoting positive behavioural change. Meg is part of our Sunshine Coast team.
Jade is a Provisionally Registered Behaviour Support Practitioner with experience working with people in Aged Care, Mental Health and the Disability sector. Jade has a background in Psychology, she has completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science and Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
A motivated problem-solver, Jade is eager to assist in complex situations to explore the best solutions to achieve improved well-being for all. Jade is passionate about sharing her knowledge and facilitating opportunities for learning.
Jade is part of our Brisbane and Bayside area team.
Leanne is a Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) and Provisionally Registered Behaviour Support Practitioner. Leanne began her career in 2011, as a support worker for individuals with a learning/intellectual disability. Leanne went on to train at university in the UK and qualified as a Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities.)
In the UK, Leanne worked in a specialised learning disability, mental health and forensic rehabilitation service, providing nursing assessments, interventions and behaviour support to clients who had come in to contact with the criminal justice system.
Upon moving to Australia in January 2019, Leanne worked at the Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (MIDAS), before joining the AJH team.
Kiri is a Psychologist with many years experience working in the Government Sector. She is experienced in assessment and recommendation for support for people with Disability in addition to complex risk assessment and case oversight. Kiri is heading up AJH's expansion into the Granite Belt and Southern Downs region. She is based in Warwick.
Kasia is part of our Gold Coast team.
Erin has joined the AJH team after working as an Occupational Therapist in the Government sector for many years. She has worked primarily in the area of psychosocial disability and with patients transitioning from inpatient mental health services into the community. Erin is part of our Sunshine Coast team but is able to provide telehealth assessment and intervention with the assistance of our Allied Health Assistant team on the ground.