How long have you worked at Allowah?
I have worked at Allowah for 10 ½ years. Initially I worked 2 ½ days a week as a physiotherapist and now full-time as a Director. I have had a few different roles along the way but have always kept up with physio.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
This is a hard one! Family-focused, creative, problem-solver
What do you like doing in your spare time?
I wish there was more spare time! I sew and read a lot and play with my granddaughter. It makes me happy when my adult children visit and have a meal. I get together with my large extended family regularly and my mum more often. I love overseas travel but like others, have not been doing this for a few years. I regularly catch up with a group of ‘girls’ that I went to school with many years ago. Basically, I like to have fun and chat!
What is your favourite or most rewarding part of working at Allowah?
When I was a student (physio) many years ago, I visited Allowah for a couple of days and worked with the Allowah physio, Anne Slater. From that time, I felt that Allowah was somewhere that I would like to work because the children had varied and complex needs and I liked solving problems. It was many years before I got the job as a part-time physio at Allowah.
There are so many rewards gained by working on the Allowah team:
Why are you passionate about disability support?
There are so many people in the world who have disabilities; in fact most of us struggle in some way. Some disabilities are visible and many are not. I think it is a person’s right as a human being to receive the supports that they need to live a good life.
What would you like prospective parents to know about Allowah?
Allowah is a friendly place where you and your family will find respect and acceptance. At Allowah, we provide quality nursing, medical, respite, community participation, therapy, dietetics and support coordination services.