Meet Joel, who has recently been appointed as NDIS & Aged Care Support Coordinator for the Port Macquarie – Hastings region.
Joel assists NDIS participants to understand and utilise their funding to achieve their goals. He also connects NDIS and Aged Care participants to the right support providers and therapies, assists with budget management, and ensures the correct continuation of funding for their specific needs. “I like to think of my role as an assistant coach of a participant’s plan and the team of supports, empowering the participant to be the head coach of their life,” he said. “We bring the playbook, the participant brings the vision, and with their team of supports, we play to win!”
With a passion for helping people in the NDIS and Aged Care sector, Joel draws on his previous experience in recovery coaching to help people with mental health conditions live well. He enjoys integrating holistic therapies, such as mindfulness practices and nonclinical approaches, to help participants build a life that is not defined by their diagnosis.
Joel is thrilled to help grow a professional, caring, and quality support service in the Hastings. Backed by Livable’s 30 years of experience, he is eager to create a positive change in his participants’ lives. “I get excited when the implementation of a participant’s plan and the connected supports help them to achieve their goals. Being able to see the positive changes it can make in their lives makes all the effort and work involved worthwhile.”
When asked why he likes working in this industry, Joel replies, “I love helping people look at life’s challenges through a solution-focused lens and empowering people to live a full, independent, and inclusive life.”
For more information about our services in Port Macquarie – Hastings, contact Joel at 0432 077 123 or email Joel.MervynJones@livable.org.au.