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We're Opening Soon in Northern Adelaide

Skylight Mental Health has been providing community-based mental health services in Adelaide's northern suburbs for more than 20 years.

Our staff have delivered individual supports, group supports, activity services, counselling, therapeutic services and more, all of which have been delivered within the local area.

We are proud to announce that Skylight Mental Health is launching a new Northern Adelaide office to significantly extend our services and increase our connection with the people in the northern suburbs.

The new site will be up and running in 2021, offering a suite of services with a focus on NDIS participants looking for a provider who understands the unique challenges in mental health.

Our vision and our approach "See Mental Health Differently" means that we don't focus on a diagnosis or a label, but we work within a recovery-based framework, where we highlight each person's potential and goals.

Almost 80% of Skylight Mental Health's staff identify as having a direct lived experience of mental health concerns or as a carer of someone with a mental health concern and we are proud to show our commitment to a lived experience model of service.

We have started recruiting to grow our Northern team with roles, including Customer Relations Team members and Support Workers. We expect that this team will grow rapidly as we extend our commitment to the region.

We are encouraging people who want to work with a like-minded organisation to "See Your Career Differently". Perhaps it's time for a change, and maybe working for a values-based organisation like Skylight Mental Health will open new doors for you?

If you are looking for a rewarding career or looking for quality services, we look forward to meeting you soon.

Paul Creedon CEO 

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6 signs you've found the perfect NDIS Support Coordinator

Here's a quick list of qualities to look for in a Support Coordinator.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides greater choice and control for people who require disability support than ever before. However, it can be difficult to know where to start when you receive your first NDIS plan and the process of connecting with suitable providers can be confusing.

If your plan includes support coordination, the person you choose to provide this service will play a significant role in how well your supports meet your needs.

To help you on your way we have compiled a list of qualities that we think makes a great Support Coordinator.


1. Helps you help yourself

Getting the most out of your plan involves you being in the driver's seat and making the important decisions, so what you want is someone who can really help you understand your plan from day dot and prepare you to manage your own plan going into the future. You'll know it. If you feel empowered by the information given and supported to take control of your NDIS journey – you're with the right Support Coordinator.


2. Understands you

Someone who takes the time and effort to understand what a meaningful life looks like for you, where you've been, and where you want to go is ideal. Remember, this is your plan for reaching your goals. Sometimes you won't be able to get everything you want, but you'll know if you have someone who has taken the time to listen.


3. Understands the NDIS

The NDIS can seem daunting and complex if you are still learning how it works. Someone who understands it inside and out will make it easy. The NDIS is always on the move. Someone who is up to date is worth their weight in gold.


4. Flexible and creative

A coordinator who will match their working style to your needs and preferences and will utilise mainstream and community supports is what you deserve. They will work creatively to get the most from your plan by thinking outside box. There's likely to be a few 'no's' along your NDIS journey, a great Support Coordinator will do their absolute best to turn the 'no' into 'yes' with a bit of creativity.


5. Fair and independent

Biased coordinators can't reliably provide you with the best service. Before committing, it's worth asking just what's in place to always act in your best interests to prevent them from simply going through the motions. Don't be fooled by perceived independence either. They don't need to operate from home with an ABN. The good ones could easily work for a large national organisation. A broad network, familiarity with services across the sector, and coordination that covers a range of solutions from multiple providers are all evidence of a fair and independent Support Coordinator.


6. Capable

You deserve someone who provides you with a well-informed choice of services and has a strong track record of person-centred coordination. It helps to use a local coordinator with experience in your area of disability so they are familiar with the services convenient to you. Disability is a huge sector covering a range of diagnoses and supports. Consider if you are after a generalist or a specialist. Chances are your unique situation would benefit from a Support Coordinator who's an expert in your particular area of disability.

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