As one of the Directors of roundsquared, I bring over 30 years of experience in the disability sector as well as having two daughters who have NDIS plans.
My experience started after leaving school in the UK, when I worked in a large institution on a locked ward for young men with significant autism. I was very lucky to work under a Charge Nurse who was visionary and could see opportunities for these young men outside of the locked doors!
Since then I’ve worked as a house manager of group homes, supported people to access open employment. I have also been CEO of what used to be called a Division of General Practice.
Hello, I’m Sam. I’ve been a consultant here in Sydney since 2016.
I am passionate about social justice, meeting people and listening to their stories, and supporting people to achieve their individual goals.
I have been involved in the Community Services sector for several years. My interest in this area was ignited during my time managing a team of volunteers. This evolved into facilitating groups and carer support. Since then, I have completed both a Certificate IV and a Diploma of Community Services to further develop my knowledge and skill set. This knowledge supports me every day in my work with roundsquared members. Alongside my work with roundsquared, I also facilitate music workshops for children with disabilities during the school holidays.
I have four wonderful children, one of whom has an NDIS plan. This has given me great insight into the realities of the NDIS from both a participant’s point of view, and a carer’s point of view. Although my kids and cats keep me busy, I do try to find time to keep fit and get to the beach or see a movie. I’m fortunate that my children still enjoy a good Superhero Movies - these are a favourite of mine too!
I am part of the Nowra consultant team. My previous experience has been in disability employment services (DES).
Throughout my DES role I assisted people with navigating Centrelink and gaining life-changing employment. Utilising motivation, collaboration and dedication, we were able to achieve positive outcomes for improved lives. Armed with this experience and within my role here at roundsquared, I’ll harness my passion, empathy and determination to gain the best possible outcome for our members. With a passion for lifelong learning, together we can contribute to the success of roundsquared members.
Living in one of the most beautiful places on earth, you’ll normally see me swimming at the beach or exploring the local area.
I have always found myself working in roles that support people living with disabilities. My previous experience is Disability employment services and a teachers Aide. I thoroughly enjoy my role at roundsquared, I love that I get to work one on one with many individuals.
I have 2 beautiful girls who keep me busy when I’m not at work. We spend a lot of our time at the beach and at our local parks.
My role is South Coast consultant working with members to overcome the challenges in their world as much as possible. I see this as a privilege.
I also create our newsletters - with input from the team and our members. I love connecting with the wide variety of inspiring people I come into contact with, and enjoy hearing your individual stories.
My previous experience began with a decade in retail management, followed by five years working with children. This led to running a Sydney Nanny agency as founder & director, providing support workers for families. My interest in working with people has now evolved to lie firmly within the field of disability support. I have been with roundsquared since 2017.
Customer service has been at the heart of my varied working life in the UK, USA and Australia. I have worked in local government, business administration, retail and health care provision, where my focus is on the individual and how best to serve their needs.
As part of the roundsquared team since December 2016, my responsibility is to schedule payment of invoices received. I respond to emails, ensure that I have correct bank details and check that no GST has been applied. I then prepare a spreadsheet based on these payments for claiming from the NDIS portal and reconcile them in QuickBooks.
I started with roundsquared in Feb 2017 as a Support Worker, then Team Leader and now Consultant. I love working with our members and their families.
I am a dinky die South Coast local. I was born and went through school in Moruya. I travelled Australia in a Gypsy Caravan with my dog and boyfriend (who I later married). We picked fruit, worked on a Gold Mine in Far North QLD and I was the first woman to ever be employed at Bundaberg Sugar Packaging back in the 1990's when the equal opportunity laws were passed and companies were forced to employ 2% female, 2% ethnic, and 2% people with special needs. I was the 2% female in a Boys Club spanning over 100yrs! I might not be a person with a disability, but I have experienced the assumptions, prejudice and expectation of inadequacy that is projected onto the one who is considered the 'weakest link'.
I also enjoyed travelling to Africa and volunteering at 'The School of St Jude' in return for a Safari Tour ... Win, Win.
Life is good when you choose to live it, and we always have that choice.
I find my role as consultant to a group of roundsquared members personally rewarding. I enjoy learning from each of these members in different ways. I have a passionate focus on creating meaningful employment for all in the community, irrespective of abilities.
I am the mother of two girls, and have lived in the Eurobodalla for the last 19 years. I am an active member of the community, working and being involved with disability organisations and committees. I am also vision impaired and legally totally blind.
I have completed studies including Child, Youth and Family Interventions, Disabilities, Aged Care, Community Welfare, Children’s Services and in Health Service Assistance.
I was born with Cerebral Palsy, this has challenged me physically and sometimes socially.
I have often encountered barriers (real or perceived) that come with having a physical challenge, however this does in no way prevent me from having a very full life, and has enabled me to build the skills needed to advocate for others to have the same rights.
While it is impossible for a square to be a circle, it is possible for people with disability to be citizens of their own country and citizens of the world.
Citizenship is not determined by my physical appearance, my intellectual ability, my wealth or my job; for me citizenship is what I hope for and work towards for my two girls: a place in their community of equality and opportunity. What I have done and what I will do is not as important as what I do now.
Hopefully I have learned from the past but by acting now I will be part of a roundsquared community that will create a great future for all.
I am privileged to have joined the roundsquared family as a Support Coordinator for the Shoalhaven area. I have previous experience with DES Employment Services and am excited to bring my experience to the team.
My passion has always been to help support people living with disabilities and I can do this by assisting each of our members individual experiences. I am always on the go, thinking outside the box and ready to make lives better!
I have 3 children that I adore and of course they keep me on my toes! I love creating memories, spending time with my family and seeing the creative (and sometimes crazy) things my kids come up with!
My name is Glenn, a fortuitous career change in 2019 led me to become a support worker with roundsquared members. I immediately felt at home in my new role and stepped into leadership for teams of support staff.
During this time, I developed a focus for facilitating member’s skill development for independence.
Fast forward to 2021, when I joined the Eurobodalla consultant team, and I am learning to navigate this complex system known as the NDIS. I bring to my work empathy, and an eclectic range of lived experience that seem to have served me well.
I like to be creative; for me this means cooking, poetry, photography, or spontaneous sessions making metal-art projects. There are three awesome people, adults now, that I am extremely proud to call my kids.
I look forward to a brighter future for each and every person.
I am part of the roundsquared consultant team for Northern NSW.
My experience started over 12 years ago when I became a support worker for two young people and supported them to become thriving members of their local community. After this, I managed a team of support workers and helped facilitate programs to help reach people’s goals.
My passions lies in ensuring we all have the choice to live an ordinary life, which looks different for everyone.
On the weekends I like to drink coffee with my family and friends, explore my local community and plan my next overseas trip (hopefully it includes snowboarding!)
I am excited to be part of our member’s futures.
Consultant and Director
I joined roundsquared as a consultant early 2019, based in the Northern Rivers region and have been in Murwillumbah for close to 20 years.
I have three lovely boys, one of whom has Autism/Epilepsy and learning difficulties and has his own NDIS plan.
My working background has been varied between working government departments such as Legal Aid and Social Security (now known as Centrelink), to being a Paralegal at various law firms.The one thing that all my previous jobs have had in common is that I got to work with people from all walks of life and was able to guide them through any issues that they have had.
roundsquared is an extension of my previous work experience and I am thoroughly enjoying helping to guide people with implementing their goals and visions for their future.
I have recently joined the wonderful team at roundsquared as a consultant here in Sydney. I have previously worked in management and retail.
The last 10 years I have been a full time carer for my disabled daughter, who is the absolute light of my life.i have been hands on with my daughters rehabilitation and have learnt a lot about different disabilities and the everyday struggles that they bring. My daughter has been a member of for three years and it has absolutely changed our whole families everyday life.
With the guidance of my daughters support coordinator/ consultant getting us back into a somewhat “normal” lifestyle I now have the time to return to work and help other members achieve a full & wonderful lifestyle.
I look forward to working with you all!
My name is Kristy, I joined the roundsquared family in January 2019. I work in the finance team, assisting in whatever way I can. When I’m not in the office, I also enjoy my role as a support work with members. I find this gives me a great balance and the ability to see both sides.
I’ve had a wide range of experience in both fields including managing accounts in a major law firm, real estate, reception, care work in a facility & community care. Until Ianded my current role I was never able to do both within one organisation.
I cherish family time and making memories with our two kids and our dog. Spending time at the beach & camping is at the top of the list!
My name is Claudia and I have been in the disability sector for many years.
I started as a support worker in supported accommodation assisting residents with their daily routines. I have also supported members in the community getting them out and about to achieve their goals of becoming more independent. I was a team leader for over a year in a group home of 4 residents.
In my role as one of the Sydney consultant team for roundsquared, I really enjoy being able to help members get the most out of their plan and life., and their funding, I am looking forward to being able to assist each individual to achieve their goals and navigate their NDIS plans and advocating for them when needed.
After graduating from Moruya High School at the end of 2017, I began looking for work with the help of my former NDIS consultant. I was successful in obtaining employment with Meals on Wheels, entering client’s orders for the week and helping to administer their facebook page.
After many hours of gaming, my consultant suggested I might like to consider a role at roundsquared, as it may provide me with access to other goals and areas of advancement. So, at the beginning of 2019 I joined the Finance Team.
Since then, my co-workers have been thoroughly enjoying my budget discussions and rely on some of my bad dad jokes to keep them rolling their eyes at my humour.
I still love my gaming and hanging out with my friends. I now have 2 miniature dachshund Noodle and Remy; they keep me busy at home, but I look forward to coming into the office to entertain the troops.
I joined roundsquared in 2021 as the Administration Officer/Assistant to one of our Directors.
In my role I am able to be at the forefront of operations within the South Coast head office. I liaise with our members daily which I really enjoy.
Previously, I ran my own small business that supported people with disabilities and developed an interest in pursuing a career with disability services. Thankfully, one of my clients is a roundsquared Director, who is now graciously mentoring me. I am furthering my learning around the NDIS, and how to best support community members with disabilities.
Away from the office I have two energetic and fun-loving young children. We enjoy an active life with lots of activities throughout the year such as fun runs, snowboarding and camping trips.
Hi, I’m Kim and I’ve been working within disability and aged care for the last 21 yrs in the Bega valley. I started working in disability 22 yrs ago in South Australia and had the great privilege of being trained by a woman living with disability who assisted me to know the impact I had on her quality of life.
I then moved to Bega and supported people via the acquired brain injury team and then in Disability accommodation.
During this time I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many amazing people and have had the opportunity to enable those I have worked beside achieve a better quality of life.
I come from a family that have strong social justice beliefs and learnt early that equality and community connection are the building blocks of a quality life.
I’m a country girl at heart and grew up on a beef farm, rode junior rodeos, and enjoy animals of all shapes and sizes, I have 2 grown children and a couple of whippets.
Since 2018 I've been assisting roundsquared members navigate the NDIS to achieve the best possible outcomes for each individual.
Hi, my name is Lauran I bring a unique set of skills to the team. I have worked within the hospitality and education sector for more than 20yrs, I am a qualified chef, have a Bachelor of Education.
I am also mum to three boys who live with Autism.
My lived experience allows me the capacity and understanding to work with you and your family in setting and achieving the goals that will assist you in living your best life.
I am passionate; within my role with roundsquared I will advocate for you and on your behalf.