About Kylie...

Kylie McGlynn (B.Soc.Wk) is a Social Worker with over 7 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a range of disabilities.  Having completed her Bachelor of Social Work she has a special interest in working with people with special needs and their support networks for holistic wrap around framework of practice.

 

Kylie has worked in within the NDIS space for the past 3 years and has family members who are NDIS participants. This gives valuable insight into the NDIS from the perspective of a Support Coordinator and Carer.  2 years ago Kylie started Collective Care to provide a more personalised and accessible practice for NDIS participants.

 

Kylie provides both Specialist Support Coordination and Social Work services at Collective Care.

 

Kylie is registered and accredited with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).  As such she abides by the AASW Code of Ethics.

About DJ...

DJ commenced working with Collective Care Supports in 2021 in a General Managers role. An accomplished senior professional with years of experience in both not for profit and private community services sectors. DJ’s career has led him to successfully fulfilling senior management and Board positions in a variety of disability and aged care organisations, as well as guest speaking roles at Local, State and International conferences.

 

DJ is an innovative leader with a motivational management style and reputation for building and retaining highly motivated teams.

Navigating the complexity of working collaboratively with government, corporate, not-for-profit and research sectors, DJ has achieved tangible outcomes for clients and organisations, and repeatedly proves that mutually beneficial outcomes are attainable. He has a passion for diversity and inclusion, particularly assisting people living with a disability to reach their full potential through providing opportunity and choice.

About Zach...

Zach graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor’s in Counselling in 2016, acquiring membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society for high academic achievement. After graduating, Zach obtained employment with a respected Sunshine Coast non-for-profit organisation and provided case management support to vulnerable Youth and Young Families. This position allowed for skill development engaging with people that have experienced an array of childhood trauma, that were in crisis states or experiencing ongoing issues navigating their own life. In order to develop his knowledge in this role, Zach undertook and completed a Graduate Certificate in Case Management with Griffith University in 2020, and is currently completing a Masters in Social Work. 

 

Zach is a registered Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Level 2 Counsellor, with capacity to provide Counselling privately and to participants of the NDIS. Zach further provides Coordination of Supports to Participants of the NDIS. Zach’s main goal is to assist you to find and live a purposeful life of your choice.

About Cady...

Cady has been engaged with Collective Care since August 2021 in the role of project officer supporting the functions of the organisation. 

 

Alongside projects officer Cady also provides support coordination to help assist you in developing knowledge and experience as well as assisting with making connections within the community.

 

Cady holds a Bachelor of International Studies and brings experience from working with both Federal and State Governments. 
 

About Katie...

Katie joined the team in March 2021 as Executive Assistant, supporting our wonderful Support Coordinators with the administrative side of their role.

 

Katie has completed a Bachelor of Business in 2017, holds a Diploma of Community Services and has commenced her Master of Social Work.

Katie enjoys helping people to overcome challenges and improve their circumstances, and is proud to be part of a team of like-minded people whose kindness inspires daily.

About Gabbie...

Gabbie commenced her career at Collective Care Supports in 2022 as Marketing and Communications Support.

Previously coming from an administration/customer service background Gabbie is highly experienced in networking, developing strong client relationships & managing social media.

Throughout her career Gabbie has always found herself in the center of creative projects and is currently studying a cert IV in Marketing and Communications. She has also completed studies in Work Education and Workplace Practices.

About Kyrie...

Kyrie has an extensive background in the Human Services Sector in Case Management roles, supporting vulnerable youth and their families.

 

Kyries Practice Framework is Client Centered, Trauma- informed, and Strength- based which has allowed Kyrie to develop a comprehensive understanding of barriers for clients who may be experiencing AOD, trauma, mental health, family and domestic violence, financial hardship, homelessness, school exclusion, legal, LGBQTI + and/or disability challenges.

 

Kyrie has completed a Diploma of Community Services and is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work. As a Supports Coordinator, Kyrie is passionate about working with you, and your chosen supports to live a life of your choice. 

About Liz...

Liz has a Diploma of Teaching (Primary) and a Bachelor of Education (Special Education). She joins the Collective Care team with approximately 30 years teaching experience in the Department of Education Victoria.

 

Liz spent 15 years specialising in and coordinating the Program For Students With Disabilities (PSD) and is passionate about ensuring people with disability of all ages have choice and control over their lives and can actively participate in their community.

Spare time is spent walking, reading, gardening, swimming at the beach and spending time with her husband, two grown children and beautiful dog Bruce.

About Archie...

Archie is a Cavoodle puppy who joined the Collective Care team in March 2021 as a Therapy Dog. Archie’s greatest clinical skills is that he can listen all day and is great at making people laugh.

 

Archie loves pats and can spend long periods asleep, although he is always responds to the rustle of a Schmackos bag. Archie has a cheeky personality and loves trying to hide his treats in funny places like inside baskets and under cushions.

 

Archie is available during Counselling and Social Work sessions at our office in Sippy Downs. Archie may be able to attend home visits with prior arrangement.