Brigette Kirkpatrick – Support Coordinator, Behaviour Support Practitioner & Counsellor
Founder & CEO, Support Coordinator, Behaviour Support Practitioner, Counsellor
Favourite Quote: “My brain and heart are my temples. My philosophy is kindness:” – Dalai lama
I fell into working with people with disabilities through volunteering in 2006 and I have never looked back. During my 14 years I have undertaken an array of different roles including support work, mentoring and program coordination and development, and positive behaviour support.
I have developed and implemented programs for kids and adults around building healthy relationships for ourselves, the important people in our life, and people in our community. I have always focused on individual goal setting, planning and achievement for myself and for the people I serve, and for my CASoP team. My aim is to support people to believe in themselves, and find their place in their world, and live a life determined by them.
During my time with CASoP over the last five years, I have found myself doing so many other roles that come with running a business. Apart from having to be a total NDIS expert, I also write all our policies and procedures (no bought policies here!), create programs, provide mentoring and supervision, and develop all our resources and tools so that my team can be the best at what they do!
I am also a busy mum, and when I have time, I work on my postgraduate in Counselling, majoring in Grief and Loss. I understand how important it is to talk things through, and most importantly, just having someone to listen to you without judgement.
I am passionate about equality for all and I will always strive to have people’s voices heard, and do what I can to ensure people with a disability are living a life free from harm. If you would like to know more about the work that I do in this area, please check out my charity here that I founded with fellow colleague Emily Bielefeld: www.shibuiservices.org.au
I love talking to people and sharing my passion. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would just like to have a chat, have any questions about the NDIS or would just like to know more.
- In person: Newcastle and the Hunter Region
- Via TeleHealth: Australia Wide
Get in touch with Brigette
Ph: 0410 782 755
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