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We are delighted to introduce our services to the central west region. As a recognised leader, selectability is committed to improving access to vital mental health services across regional Queensland. Understanding that stigma often stops people from accessing the services they need to support their recovery we actively work with key community stakeholders to challenge myths and misconceptions to encourage help-seeking behaviour.
We are in the process of securing an appropriate premised in Longreach to serve as a Mental Health Hub - a central point for locals to connect with services and seek support.
Meet the team
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.'
Acting Team Leader Support Coordination
Having joined selectability 3 years ago – Tim has progressed from Lifestyle Support Worker to now head our Support Coordination team.
Tim is passionate about supporting consumers to navigate the NDIS to ensure they are getting the most out of their plan.
A supportive workplace, great staff and amazing consumers are three of the things that Tim enjoys most about working for selectability.
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!
Skye is one of the more recent additions to the selectability Townsville team. As a Team Leader Skye has been enjoying meeting consumers and getting to know her team.
When not at work Skye enjoys spending time with her family, and going for walks with her dog. She enjoys meeting new
people and learning about their experiences.
"Challenges are what makes life interesting, overcoming them is what makes them meaningful."
Ashley began working with selectability almost two years ago and since then has held various positions including
Lifestyle Support Worker and HR Officer.
Ashley has recently transitioned to Team Leader and is looking forward to continuing to be apart of the selectability family.
selectability's commitment to their staff, career progression and flexible working arrangements are just three things that
Ashley says he enjoys most about his role.
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!
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.
From the early days of working in mental health in Tasmania’s state psychiatric hospital and training as a registered psychiatric nurse, Lindsay has enjoyed working in executive nursing and non-nursing roles in Victoria and Queensland.
Lindsay joined selectability in January 2021 and works with the executive team and employees to increase understanding of mental health and promote the use of person-centred care across the organisation.
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.
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.
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!
Consumer Care Officer
Flora has a passion for customer service and loves that she is the first point of contact for new consumers allowing her the opportunity to connect and build rapport.
Outside of work, Flora enjoys; tending to her side hustle business, exploring new health and wellness trends, travelling, walking, going to the gym, meditation, cooking, entertaining and spending quality time with her family.
Well Man Coordinator
Grant (Well Man Coordinator) works to promote the free Well Man app while also recruiting men from across our diverse regional Queensland footprint to become Well Man representatives and advocates.
He is currently working on launching the Well Man Life Promotion project which will encourage men to take responsibility for their lives by adopting positive living habits.
Grant moved to Cairns from WA just over two years ago and believes he has found the perfect fit in selectability.
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!
Having worked for selectability for over 11 years, Team Leader Janine is an integral part of our Palm Island team.
Janine is passionate about supporting our local consumers on the Island, helping them achieve their goals. She loves being able to make a difference in their lives.
When not at work Janine enjoys camping and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs.
Mel, Support Coordinator for Palm Island has been with selectability for more than five years and having previously worked as a Lifestyle Support Worker and Intake Officer, has an excellent understanding of our programs and services.
Mel loves making a difference in people's lives and says one of the most rewarding parts of her role is watching people achieve the goals that you supported them to accomplish.
Lifestyle Support Worker
Before joining selectability in early 2021, Shaun worked in industrial settings - including working FIFO in remote mines and as a locomotive driver on sugar cane trains.
Shaun is passionate about drawing on his experiences to support others going through the same thing. Shaun enjoys helping people and says seeing consumers achieve their goals is one of the best parts of his job.
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.
Luana is a Bowen local who is proud to be part of the selectability team and provide much needed support services to the region. She is a passionate and energised worker who enjoys empowering people to live there best lives.
With over 10 years experience in the human services and education sectors, Luana is excited to deliver a range of mental health and wellbeing services to the local community.
General Manager Mackay
Colin has spent the past 30 years in Central and North Qld before joining selectability in 2021. He has a very strong commitment to the community including chairing a number of local not for profit organisations.
Colin has a high level of knowledge in the NDIS and has a diverse range of experience including indigenous youth, child protection and youth justice, the disability sector, vocational education and training and community engagement. He brings a wealth of experience and industry expertise to his new role as general manager.
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.
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!
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.
Cindy is passionate about working within a team that supports consumers to achieve their goals.
Cindy loves the simple things in life and when not at work enjoys being in the garden growing her own vegetables and cooking delicious Sunday roasts.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ashleigh is a Cert IV Mental Health worker, currently studying for her Diploma in Community Services and leading our service delivery team. She loves that every single staff member shares the same values and is passionate about the work they do to support their consumers.
Team Leader - 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.
Michael is based at selectability’s Mental Health Hub in Longreach and heads up our service offering across the Central West.
As Regional Coordinator Michael is integral in ensuring that the mental health and wellbeing needs of those in the region are clearly identified and met.
Michael, a sports nut, who has lived in a number of places throughout Australia, loves living in Longreach and is passionate about helping those in his community.
Debra is passionate about breaking down the stigma which stops people seeking help for mental health issues by altering society’s perception of mental health challenges and those struggling with them.
Debra possesses a unique set of skills in understanding people, their needs and objectives, and formulating strategies to assist the individual in finding the best version of themselves. Debra believes that education is key to assist others in better managing their own mental health and supports the approach of drawing on personal strengths and resilience to overcome adversity.
Caleb is one of the more recent additions to the selectability Rockhampton team. He loves being the first point of contact between staff, consumers and the general public. He has the utmost pride in his team and the work they accomplish in his local community.
Caleb looks forward to growth in his ability to provide absolute care to his region and workplace, he has faith that nowhere other than selectability Rockhampton could help cultivate this better.
Customer Service Officer
Jonathan is a Rockhampton local who is passionate about working within the community to support, maintain and encourage healthy mental health and wellbeing. He enjoys the outdoors, surfing and exploring different places around the Capricorn Coast.
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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.