Captain – Team Leader/Business Systems Consultant
Role: Steering, passengers, bad weather, crew, walk the plank, ports of call
Jonathan has worked in the disability support sector in behaviour support, administration and direct care. Jono also has a management background in vocational education and training and has worked for a time in corrections. A great networker and IT guru – Jonathan provides warmth and solid connections with families and Coordinators to ensure the best support for our participants.
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Chief Engineer – Intake and Records Officer
Role : Ship’s Log, on boarding, ship’s whistle, roll call
Sharon has a background in administration and childcare. Sharon’s amazing skills in administration, her attention to detail and her proactive disposition enables us to do the great job that we do behind the scenes in organising visits and care support for our participants.
First Mate – Facilities and Staffing
Role : Ship Shape, and crew.
Blake is an allrounder who has worked in a variety of roles in his life so he supports the Pirates team in facilities maintenance as well as in the grueling task of rostering on rocky seas! Short Term Accommodation and Respite is an emergency service and fast work and great computer skills is a must. Blake handles all well.
Special Projects Officer
Role: Kath’s role in special projects allows her to take a variety of positions from compliance support, administration, client care and direct care from time to time for emergencies.
Kath has a strong background in the disability field in education and administration. Kath is a people person and makes people feel welcomed and supported.
Activities, Housekeeping Officer
Role: Making environments homey and welcoming is what Bianca does. She identifies great activities for our participants and organises resources and food for the crew.
Bianca has a background in disability support, administration and hairdressing. Bianca loves people and is very particular about the care provided for our participants.
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Rob & Toni Mehigan
Managers – Wonderland Community Services and Pirates
Rob is an ex-school principal and special needs teacher. Toni is a psychologist who has specialised in special needs including autism, ADHD, ODD and trauma. Toni is also a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner. Rob and Toni have 5 children and 6 grandchildren and are the ‘senior’ pirates – ‘mum and dad’ – Rob works as the Safety/Risk Management Officer for the organisation.
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Ash provides support to the team as HR Officer for staff. Mum to two little girls – Ash does a fabulous job for us at Pirates working offsite.
As we work primarily with young people we have a team of ‘mentor’ carers most of whom are currently studying qualifications within the ‘helping’ professions or have a rich background in disability support. Pirates carers are currently studying:
Social work, medicine, occupational therapy, education, psychology, nursing, community services, behaviour support.
We are incredibly proud of our team – they are committed, hard-working, quick thinking, compassionate and keen to learn new skills and information. As they are generally free on weekends to work – we provide ‘long’ shifts which maximises income to students through penalty rates and provides continuity of care for our young people needing a familiar face over a 48 hr period.
This is win – win – happy staff and happy participants.
All workers carry a Blue Card and a NDIS Screening Check – in other words they have been screened as suitable to work with people with disabilities and importantly – young people.