Ability Action Australia
NDIS Therapeutic Supports Provider
Rachel’s role is to provide clinically accurate and compliant NDIS allied health assessments, as well as deliver support to clinicians to ensure quality standards are achieved.
She is an experienced Social Worker with 10 years of clinical experience across many settings, including the disability sector. Rachel has worked in neuro-rehabilitation with people with acquired brain injuries and other complex clients presenting with co-morbidities and addictions.
Rachel began her career 15 years ago, working in child counselling, family therapy and entrenched conflict within the court system. The role required her to produce comprehensive reports for the courts and attend regular hearings in relation to guardianship and administration concerns.
From there Rachel spent several years working in domestic violence refuges and counselling roles for women and children. Later, she worked as a supervisor in a crisis management foster care setting.
Each role has afforded her experience with a range of individuals, including from indigenous and multicultural communities.
A creative and solutions-focused thinker, Rachel undertook numerous scholarship-based research projects while in her clinical role to trial and implement new opportunities for clients. These included setting up an onsite café where clients worked, and starting a supported social drinking group for individuals with acquired brain injury. This research went on to be presented at numerous national conferences.
After more than a decade in clinical, frontline roles, Rachel transitioned to project coordination within the disability sector, applying her clinical knowledge to successfully manage NDIS projects.
She enjoys making a difference, and helping others to be informed and know their rights so they can have choice and control.