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Our GM Regions Ryan Wiggins recently had a chat to 4KZ's Glenn Johns about what is happening across the Ingham region this month - you can listen here.
As selectability's presence in Ingham continues to grow we are looking for new and innovative ways to service this vibrant community. We have been delivering services across the region for some time without a physical location however in April we moved into our Mental Health Hub on Lannercost St so that we can better respond to the mental wellbeing needs of those across the region.
Check out our What's On page to find out the latest news from the Ingham region!
Meet the team
Jason loves working for selectability as it gives him the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of regional Queenslanders. His team is passionate about improving the mental wellbeing of selectability's consumers and supporting them to participate in activities to get them closer to achieving greater independence.
Debbie has called Ingham home for the past 37 years and she is proud to be part of a team that provides much needed supports to her local community. When she is not at work Debbie enjoys reading, sewing, travelling and spending time with her family ... and she is a die-hard cowboys fan!
Support Coordinator/Psychosocial Recovery Coach
In her three years with selectability Katelyn has worked as Consumer Care Officer, Customer Service Officer, Intake Officer, Lifestyle Support Worker. She loves being part of an organisation that supports professional development and is grateful to be contributing to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention in regional Queensland.
Team Leader - The Way Back Support Service
Ashleigh is a Cert IV Mental Health worker, currently studying for her Diploma in Community Services and leading 'The Way Back Support Service' team. She loves that every single staff member shares the same values and is passionate about the work they do to support their consumers.
Clinical Administration Team Leader
Ashlee loves the people at selectability. She believes being part of a small team that shares the same values is fantastic in a workplace.
In less than two years at selectability Ashlee has been able to take advantage of the career progression and development opportunities.
Ruth is a passionate mental health advocate with experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. She enjoys the supportive and collaborative approach of selectability's management team as she can share ideas and have input into best practice service delivery.
Initially employed as a CSO and then moving into administration, Kylie has been able to get great exposure to the inner workings of community supports and with consumers directly. She loves being part of a team that has a genuine to support our consumers to achieve their goals.
Support Coordinator - The Way Back Support Service
Rachel has a health management background and a passion for human connectedness and improving mental wellbeing. She enjoys the feeling of being "at home" when going to work and the encouragement and opportunities to do her job well each and every day. Rachel rates horse riding, camping and fishing as her favorite self care activities.
Since starting with selectability in 2020 Cat loves working within the community to support, maintain and encourage healthy mental health and reduce suicide rates. She has lived mental health experience and worked throughout adult life to improve her own mental and physical health with the support from organisations and professionals. Words Cat lives by...your diagnosis does not define you, your resilience does!
Aba started out as a Lifestyle Support Worker and progressed to Team Leader in 2019. She takes great satisfaction in seeing her consumers grow and achieve their goals by getting the best out of their supports.
Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan Project Officer
Michelle loves engaging and supporting people which allows them to be held in a safe place and validated. Michelle's own self care consists of spending time in nature and sharing time with family and friends.
If you're in Michelle's presence, prepared to be hugged and loved!
Team Leader - Service Delivery
For Julie the best part of her job is seeing consumers achieve their goals no matter how big or small. She enjoys working alongside a supportive team of co-workers and strives to make someone's day better - every day!
General Manager Clinical Services & Cairns
Ingrid is an experienced and dedicated Health Care Professional/leader with demonstrated successes and experience in a variety of health settings ranging from acute to primary health care, in urbanised, rural, remote and indigenous controlled environments in both public and privately funded organisations.
Ingrid is a registered nurse with over 35 years’ experience who brings an energetic ‘can do’ attitude to her role with selectability.
Practice and Administration
Kaitlyn is a Cairns local who is passionate about helping people when they need a bit of extra support or just someone to talk to. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring different places around Cairns and spending time with family and friends.
Team Leader - Support Coordination
Having recently moved to Cairns from Townsville, James enjoys watching how his consumers progress over time. selectability is like a second family to him and he loves that it has such a supportive working environment!
Odette van der Merwe
Team Leader - Support Coordination Mackay & Rockhampton
Working at selectability gives Odette the opportunity and the platform to be able to contribute to increasing the quality of life for people living with a disability. She cares deeply for the people around her and in the community and believes that everyone deserves a bit of sunshine!
Customer Service Officer
Tama's role gives her the opportunity to build relationships with consumers and see changes in their lives. She is a very bubbly person who enjoys the outdoors while making memories with family and friends.
Customer Service Officer
Working with like-minded people - provides Jess all the support she needs to excel in both her work and personal life. In her 18 months at selectability she has already progressed in her career. At home she enjoys expressing herself through art and being outdoors.
Mental Health Hub Coordinator
Bec has fallen in love with the far north Queensland lifestyle after living in many different places around the world. She has found her passion at selectability, and has joined a 'proactive organisation with staff members who truly want to support consumers to live their best life.'
Kim has been with selectability for the last four years and is very community focused. She takes pride in contributing to the community's mental health and helps in whatever way she can. Leading by example, she takes care of her own mental wellbeing by playing the piano as part of her daily mediation.
Business Operations, Recruitment & HR Officer
Taking advantage of all the career progression opportunities that selectability offers, is why Lisa loves her job! Holding three different positions keeps her busy at work while in her spare time at home she enjoys camping and hiking with her dog, Dexter.
Brendan has been with selectability for 13 years. Seeing consumers thrive and achieve their goals is what keeps him going. Brendan enjoys being creative in his spare time and takes a keen interest in house renovations - ensuring his garden is always well kept.
Stacy is passionate about supporting mental wellbeing and resilience in the community. She loves working with selectability to develop new and innovative ways to support consumers and communities across regional Queensland.
NDIS Support Coordinator/Psychosocial Recovery Coach
Heather stands out at selectablity, not just for her hair, but her passion for mental health in the community! She is studying psychology at JCU, and hopes to combine that with her love for animals, art and crafts into a career one day.
selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.