Nikita Shaw

Nikita Shaw

A little about me.

What inspired you to become a Support Coordinator?
I began my career in Administration within a variety of positions in the medical industry, and I found my passion for being able to assist people and have a connection with individuals that needed assistance. I have since worked in Mental
Health and most recently worked as a Local Area Coordinator and during this role I felt the urge to pursue a role as a Support Coordinator to be able to assist participants to connect with providers and join them in their journey of using their
NDIS plan.

How long have you been working in this space, and what do you enjoy most about it?
I have been working in the Meical industry for over 15 years and in the disability sector for just over 2 years. I find working in the disability sector challenging and rewarding at the same time and love to work with people to be able to achieve their
goals and feel confident and confident about their lives.

What types of support services do you specialise in or have experience with?
In my career, I have had experience with a lot of different people going through different things. I have a passion for Mental Health and supporting families with children who have been diagnosed with ASD or an intellectual disability. I am passionate about learning about disabilities that I do not know much about while assisting those individuals through their journey.

Are there any resources or programs you find interesting and beneficial for a lot of your participants?
There are a few programs that I have heard of through my time as a LAC some that have stood out to me are, Wheelnutz Garage Logan which supports young participants conduct some hands-on projects as well as being in a social environment. Another would be Empowered Therapy and Training who support participants and their families with a variety of services including camps, therapy services and family camps/sessions to bring the families together. They also private training sessions for parents and providers to have more of an understanding on how to assist participants through their daily life impacts.

What do you believe are the most important qualities for a Support Coordinator to have?
I believe that some important qualities for a Support Coordinator to have would be empathy, great listening skills, an interest in the participants needs to be able to assist with finding the right supports and services and the biggest quality would be to
be passionate about supporting people.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Any hobbies or interests you’d like to share?

I am a mum of an 18 year old and have two little fluffy babies who are my world. I am very close with my family and see them all a lot. I love to read and like to do a bit of diamond art now and then.

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