Get to know the Bamara team as we introduce you to Simone, our Support Coordinator based in Dubbo.

Simone is an important part of the Bamara Care team, helping participants to make the most of their plans by connecting them to services and local support. 

We recently asked Simone a few questions to get to know her a bit better. 

Welcome Simone! Tell us a little about yourself and your role at Bamara?

My name is Simone and I have been in the disability industry for about five years now. My job is designed to help NDIS participants make the most of their plans. Once a plan has been approved, participants can get assistance from Support Coordination to help them connect with services or mainstream support. 

What are some of your hobbies and interests?

I have 5 kids- from 14 down to 1 year old twins, so don’t get too much spare time! But I love restoring old furniture and cooking. 

What three words would other people use to describe you?

Dedicated, supportive, determined. 

What led you into this line of work?

Disability is something that was in my family, so it was always a part of my life growing up. As I got older, I made the decision to work in disability support. Through years of working in this industry I saw how hard it was for some participants to link themselves to different supports, so decided to help participants in a different way.

What services does Bamara Care provide for participants?

At Bamara in Dubbo we offer day programs, in home care, respite, support coordination, NDIS driving schools and much more for our NDIS clients group supports. 

What does a typical day at Bamara look like for you?

My typical day starts by checking all my emails and catching up on what was missed the day before. I follow up contact with clients or their families, make sure all NDIS paperwork is completed and submitted, and liaise with different allied professionals that support our clients.

What is your favourite thing about working for Bamara? 

The staff and clients. Going into the office and working with the people I work with is amazing. The staff are very supportive and beautiful people. 

How has Bamara helped your professional development?

With Bamara I have learned a lot from the people I work with. Bamara is also helping me work towards a business degree. 

What is the best career advice you’ve received?

If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no. 

If you love what you do, it won’t be a day of work in your life. 

Do you have any advice for someone looking to get into a similar line of work?

Do it. Some days are stressful but it’s all worth it in the end to see the difference you can make in someone’s life and watch them smash out their goals.

About Bamara Care

Bamara Care is a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).   

At Bamara Care, we take a holistic approach to each individual – acknowledging their unique circumstances, understanding what they want to achieve – so we can design our support and services around their life choices and goals.   

At the heart of our organisation are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities.  

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