Bronwyn started QLS in 2000 after working for an equipment retailer and realising a broader role for OT.
Interestingly enough her first job was in a Day Hospital - now called Community Rehab Centres - and an OT worked for the centre doing exactly what we do now - "I recall envying her, that face to face contact with people in their own homes, and being able to problem solve realistic issues with them."Then working at Royal Melbourne in general, research, neurological, and burns wards in an acute role, followed by a long stint in Community Rehab and Visual Impairment.
Part time work in residential care after having her first child expanded to increased hours, responsibilities for OHS and as a side line managing the kitchen at a residential care facility throughout a large expansion program!
"Diversifying into equipment retail added to knowledge of this area which I quickly decided was what I wanted to do more of and so QLS was born. Learning about various funding systems, as well as numerous rare and not so rare medical conditions and their consequences and the challenges of an ever changing body of equipment resources continues to keep me interested."
Bronwyn enjoys working with a team and is incredibly proud to work with Sarah, Mitch, Karen and Rachel as well as admin support provided by her daughter Riana. Personally growing up in the Dandenongs, cementing a life long love of open space and keen interest in local planning.
Bronwyn enjoys time with family and friends, walking, ballroom dancing, reading, being in the country and organising get aways' with family or friends. Apparently lists are her forte.
Mitch graduated from Monash University in 2016. Previously working at Bethlehem Hospital on the Neurological Rehab/Palliative Care Ward. Mitch joined QLS part time in 2017 which then transitioned into full time employment in 2018 as working in the Private sector has always been his ambition.
Mitch loves the variation in day to day work and working with people at all stages of their lifespan.
In his spare time, Mitch plays football for the Narre Warren Football Club and enjoys fishing, camping, gardening and travelling.
Currently on maternity leave.
Rachel graduated from Deakin University in 2011. Rachel brings her passion and experience in community OT to QLS. Rachel has worked as a community OT within the private sector for a number of years.
She has gained experience working with clients of varying levels of disability and needs. Rachel has vast knowledge with equipment, home modifications and various other community aspects of OT. Rachel understands the importance of increasing people’s independence while maintaining their safety.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys taking her dogs for long walks along the beach or at the park. She also enjoys catching up with her friends on weekends and travelling overseas to visit her family.
Karen has joined our team in February 2021! With a background in residential care Karen is keen to learn about applying OT knowledge to home environments. Her profile will be updated shortly.
Riana has worked with QLS for the past 7 years as an administrator. She has a background in Children's Services and Hospitality. Riana has completed the Cert 4 and is currently completing the final stages of the Diploma of Community Services. She has an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds and supporting people to achieve their goals.
On the weekends Riana enjoys going for walks, reading books and spending time with family.
Currently on Maternity Leave 2021
Sarah graduated from La Trobe University in 2015. She has been with the QLS team since 2017 with keen interest to encourage and assist clients to achieve their goals.
Sarah has a broad knowledge of working with people from all walks of life and tailoring interventions specific to them. Sarah enjoys the varied client base, working with DVA clients and younger people just gaining their own independence.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running, being outdoors, travelling and spending time with her family and friends. You may also enjoy some of her baking on a Monday morning!
All team members are covid vaccinated.
We are committed to ongoing professional development for all team members. Including First Aid and annual CPR certification. Some of the education completed in the last 12 months, has included team members doing units of the Access qualification course.
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