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With almost 70 years combined experience, it’s hardly surprising that we think our team is the best in the business.

Aspire Supported Holidays’ clients receive the best care and support available anywhere. We are a fun loving group of travellers committed to offering our clients fun, experiential holidays in wonderful, exciting travel destinations.

Meet the team below!

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SIMON – Director

Simon is a Travel Specialist who has worked in tourism & hospitality for over 25 years. He
creates all of our wonderful holiday itineraries, negotiates with suppliers and travel
providers, hotels and tour operators, and works closely with our support personnel to
ensure our guests have the best possible holiday experience. Simon’s role also often
involves being the Group Tour Leader, and he has travelled extensively throughout this wonderful world we live in.

 

REANNA – Admin and Finance Manager

Reanna is a disability support worker, who specializes in administration and organization. Reanna has developed an interest in Disability after watching and caring for various disabled family members. Reanna uses her unique skill set to help participants with daily living this includes financial planning, managing and keeping appointments and setting daily routines. Reanna has been involved with managing her family’s business for a substantial amount of time. Reanna has been able to adapt business practice and ensure that all participants have their needs met. 

 

KAENARELLE SHAW – Support Co-Ordinator and Support Personnel

Kaenarelle is an NDIS Co-ordination of Supports Officer, Kaenarelle has 4 years of experience in this role and 7 Years’ experience as a Support Worker. Kaenarelle decided to specialize in disability after completing a diploma of mental health. Kaenarelle was motivated into specializing in disability support after working as an AIN at a community nursing home and after watching immediate family members struggle to access NDIS related activities. Kaenarelle has been a Foster parent for over 15 years and has rehabilitated 5+ children to leading productive lives. Co-ordinating and managing NDIS plans has become a passion to Kaenarelle as she believes everyone has a right to living a productive life.

 

SUE  – Support Personnel Team Leader

Sue is highly trained and has worked in the disability field for more than three decades. Sue brings experience in medication, epilepsy, diabetes, behaviour management, mental health, manual handling, accommodation services, respite, community access, travel support and transition to work to Aspire Supported Holidays’ collective skill set.

 

 

TRAVIS SHAW – Support Personnel

Travis is a disability support worker who has worked with vulnerable children for over 10 years. Travis has become increasingly passionate about disability support care after watching the children he cared for thrive. Travis is adept in helping people learn life and job skills. Travis has 15 years’ experience working in the asphalt and party hire industries, this has allowed him to learn and pass on numerous skills such as machine operation, time and money management and OHS regulations. Travis has seen many people suffer with mental health and believes in early intervention. 

 

MITCHELL – Lawn and Yard Maintenance and Support Personnel

Mitch is a disability support worker who specializes in Lawn and yard maintenance. Mitch developed an interest in Disability after watching and caring for various disabled family members. Mitch developed a need to help persons with disability with physical assistance such as yards & lawn maintenance and general maintenance. Mitch can help participants by making sure that they live in a suitable and safe space. Mitch has spent many years watching family perform disability support work and was able to adapt this into his own skill set. 

 

 

MELISSA – Community Engagement Manager

Mel has worked in the disability industry for the past 6 years. Mel holds certifications in disability support, medication management, first aid and behaviour support. She has had a wide variety of roles including transition to work, program creation, group and 1:1 support. Mel is a passionate support worker who always endeavours to create an environment and programs that are tailored towards learning and personal development.

 

VIKTORIA HOUSTON – Support Personnel

Viktoria is a Disability support worker with 5 years’ experience. Viktoria developed a passion for disability support work after her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This gave Viktoria a unique perspective as she had both been the participant and support personnel through the NDIS. Viktoria has spent the last 1.5 years as a kinship Carer, making her adverse in the care for vulnerable children. Viktoria gained experience in conflict resolution whilst studying a bachelor of forensics, although deciding to pursue a career in Disability support and mental health. 

 

 

STEVEN

Steven has been working as a professional Social Worker in the health, aged care, child protection, out of home care, disability and NDIS field for over 20 years.  Steven has also worked as a counsellor for both general counselling and also as a problem gambling counsellor and has previously been the treasurer of the NSW council on problem gambling.  His roles have included behaviour support manager, support worker, assessor and consultant.  Steven has been a manger in the health and NGO sector and also in the out of home care field.  Steven has a passion for social justice and inclusion for all people and has a genuine compassion for those facing challenges.

 

 

PAULA – Support Personnel

Paula is highly trained and has worked in the industry for many year’s. brings experience in medication, epilepsy, diabetes, behaviour management, mental health, manual handling, accommodation services, respite, community access and travel support. Paula has a Certificate IV in Disabilities and of course a First Aid Certificate.

 

 

 

SHELLY  – Support personnel

Shelly has more than 10 years’ experience in disabilities. She holds a Certificate III in Disabilities, a Diploma of Child Studies, Certificate III Assistant in Nursing, and has held numerous positions like Disability Support Worker, Senior worker & Team Leader.

 

 

 

DEBORAH  – Support Personnel

Deb has over 22 years of experience in the disability field including mental health, first aid, medication competency, manual handling, advanced first aid, epilepsy, diabetes, and Stoma care.

Deb’s career has included day programs and 1-1 support, carer roles for acquired brain injury, catatonic depression and dementia, pharmacy/dispensary, Scout leader and restaurateur.

 

 

JANE – Support Personnel

Jane has worked in the disability field for around 10 years.  Jane brings in experience in supporting clients in many outdoor activities, respite, community access, travel support and swim teaching. 

Jane has a beautiful nature and has many years of experience.

 

 

 

 

NICHOLE

Nichole is a Disability Support worker who currently holds a Certificate 3 in Disability Support Services, who comes to us with over 6 years of experience. Nichole is able to help with a wide range of services including manual services, dental hygiene and care and budgeting Nichole’s focus as a disability support worker  is to empower each client to reach their maximum potential and achieve their life goals. Nichole is suited to helping participants reach a range of physical goals.

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