Hi, my name is Sonya.
I have life experiences when it comes to the community services sector.
Whilst caring for my critically ill husband over a long period of time, I was forced to seek work outside our business that we had owned for 10 years.
I secured a position as a community support worker with an organization where I obtained my Cert III in aged care. In the following years whilst working in a facility, I gained my certificate in Dementia Care, then after moving into administration and Case Management, I was able study Person Centered Care and Executive Leadership.
Administration lead me into the disability sector where I completed my Diploma of Community Services in Case Management.
Disability is a passion of mine, as my youngest child was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Extreme Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Dyslexia. As a parent of a child with a disability, I am fully aware of the struggles not only with the person, but within the family unit.
I strive to support families to the best of my ability in reaching member’s short and long term goals with a holistic approach. In my role of a Support Coordinator I hope to be able to walk beside you and your family in your journey to a better future.
Just wanted to thank you for the amazing support staff you have put into our home to help with our daughter . One outstanding support worker supported her in such a professional manner , and was not afraid to help in any way she could .
“R&R gave me my first real opportunity to work in a new industry following my career change. I value the opportunity that you extended, the way in which everyone at R&R including Admin, Coordinators and fellow Support Workers welcomed the new greenhorn and the valuable experience gained. ”
“Wonderful organisation doing some great programs and initiatives.”
“Great place to work with awesome staff and clients keep up the good work”
“I am very grateful and blessed that I have been part of a wonderful service during my time at R&R Disability Services.”
I’m emailing today to tell you how great my support worker is; not only is he very patient, helpful and quick-thinking, but he’s also the most friendly worker I’ve had to date. Whenever I’m not feeling my best, he seems to see that and not push me to do things that I’d otherwise be willing to do, however when I am feeling able to do things, he encourages me to do it myself, he teaches me how to do it if I’m not understanding, or congratulates me when I do it by myself.