Early Intervention Team
Occupational Therapist / Early Intervention Key Worker
Over the past 6 years Holly has worked in several Special Education settings as a school-based Occupational Therapist, working with children with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities to support their learning and independence at school. Holly has also worked in Early Intervention Services, working with young children and families in their homes, kindergarten and the community to work towards participation, inclusion and independence. Holly has a particular interest in working with children with complex physical disabilities, supporting them with equipment prescription and assistive technology. Holly is passionate about working with families in Early Intervention to support them with their everyday routines and activities including independence, self-care and motor skills. Holly is a fun-loving and down to earth Occupational Therapist who is passionate about empowering children to reach their full potential.
Early Intervention Key Worker / Support Coordinator
Jackie has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, and have extensive experience working as a Kindergarten Teacher and Educational Leader in a variety of early childhood settings over the past 13 years. During this time Jackie has developed a strong set of skills to support the varying needs of children and families, and established detailed understanding of early child development, working with vulnerable families, and the school transition process. Jackie recognises the importance of the family in a child’s learning and development, and is passionate about ensuring children and families feel involved and empowered.
Early Intervention Key Worker
Joe has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and has worked in Early Years for the past 7 years across inner city Melbourne and recently worked in Early Intervention Planning for the NDIS in Geelong. During these years he has developed an understanding of children’s developmental needs, and also a set of skills to support children to develop skills and knowledge. Joe believes in learning through enjoyable interactions and using the social environment around the child to provide the greatest and most meaningful personal development. Joe is interested in supporting children to develop and learn through play, and also supporting families to reach their goals.
Early Intervention Key Worker
Kelly has a Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and comes from a background of early childhood and therapeutic parenting support. Kelly is passionate about supporting families holistically and ensuring participants are accessing the supports they desire. Kelly enjoys working with families and being able to impact and see children’s developmental growth.
Early Intervention Key Worker / Group Facilitator
Michelle has over 10 years experience working in education, in Primary, Secondary and as a specialist Visual Art teacher. She is passionate about group based practices and the benefit participants get from social interactions with their peers. Michelle has an extensive knowledge and interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and is the facilitator of the primary school girls social group run through The Treehouse.
Early Intervention Key worker (Mildura)
Michelle has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and a Grad Dip in Education (Early Childhood). She has been an Early childhood teacher for 25 years, previously working in Melbourne before moving to Mildura where she has lived for the past 20 years. She is passionate about early childhood education and ensuring that all children and families are supported in their journey through this early educational experience in a positive and inclusive environment. Michelle is particularly attuned to children who face challenges in their life for various reasons like cultural diversity, family vulnerability, anxiety, trauma, developmental delay or disability. She works hard on how she can support the child’s inclusion and engagement within the program and how she can provide support to families in their home life and the wider community. Michelle is an avid reader of anything, enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and generally relaxing on weekends.