Jackie has over 20 years’ experience working in the Disability Sector. Her experience ranges from children to aged care, with diagnoses of mild to severe, intellectual and physical disability, autism spectrum disorder and mental health.
Jackie has worked as a support worker within the community and in coordination and management roles with nongovernment organisations. She also has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience working with people with disability, their families, carers and their community.
Recently Jackie worked as a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) developing and implementing NDIS plans. Jackie has seen firsthand how difficult it can be for clients to successfully navigate through the NDIS and has begun working at CLA to provide coordination of support to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome.
Jackie is an energetic, passionate and driven person who will strive to do everything in her power to support you in achieving the best possible outcome. Using a person centred approach, you will be given the power to make choices that affect your daily life and goals.
How can a Support Coordinator help you?
A Support Coordinator will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services. A Support Coordinator will focus on supporting you to build skills and direct your life as well as connect you to providers.
Your Support Coordinator will assist you to negotiate with providers about what they will offer you and how much it will cost out of your plan. Support coordinators will ensure service agreements and service bookings are completed. They will help build your ability to exercise choice and control, to coordinate supports and access your local community.
They can also assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your plan review.
Support coordinators will assist you to ‘optimise’ your plan, ensuring that you are getting the most out of your funded supports.
In summary, your Support Coordinator can enable you, as an NDIS participant to:
- Maximise the value for money that you receive from your supports
- Genuinely exercise your choice and control
- Successfully implement your individual plan
- Have increased capacity to oversee and manage your own supports
- Have greater opportunities to explore and connect with your community and alternative support options
- Strengthen your informal support network, such as family and friends
You can contact Jackie Haydock by calling 0436 347 825.