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Deaf Connect QLD
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Deaf Connect is the new name for Deaf Services and the Deaf Society and is now Australia’s leading Deaf community organisation..

We stand with the Deaf community, building capacity and influencing social change.

We are an NDIS registered service provider, interpreting agency, a nationally recognised provider of in-home care for seniors, and a registered training organisation for accredited training in Auslan.

Speech Language Pathology, Teacher of the Deaf and Psychology services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing infants, children, and adults, also provide specialised assistive technology assessments.

Can provide face-to-face support in Townsville, Cairns, and Mackay. We also provide online support over telehealth within
QLD and the NT.

Services provided include:

Auslan and Community Education and Training
NDIS Support Coordination
NDIS Plan Management
Life Skills Development and 1:1 Supports
Community Access
Ageing Well – Over 65’s
Interpreting and Translation

TTY: 07 4032 3033
Mobile: SMS - 0438 716 068

Business Phone Number
(07) 4032 3033
Business Address
37 Pease St, Manoora QLD
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
Yes
Resilience Enterprises
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We are fully accredited with NDIS in the following areas

Assist life stage transition
Behaviour support (practitioners)
Development of life skills
Therapeutic supports
Group centre activities

We are already running outreach clinics across these areas and have been active for some time in this space.

Our clinic rooms are based in Cairns
Our registration group ages is 7-65

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We cover a range of interest areas including:

-Trauma and recovery needs
-Needs for first line responders
-Trans and gender diverse counselling support (individual and families)
-Support for families and individuals going through change
-Recovery after industrial or organisational trauma

TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Resilience enterprises focuses on training which places people first. People before power point. Training packages are designed to be flexible, human oriented and recognise that for many professionals, that training is best suited to build on existing knowledge and skill sets. We design our packages built on your needs identified through your organisation. Speciality areas in design and assessment include but are not limited to

-LGBTI work and intersectionality
-Stages of change and organisational review
-Traumatised workplaces
-Diverse lifestyle choices
-Themes in emergent generalised allied health practice.

 

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0427 137 960
Business Address
PO Box 7232, Cairns Qld 4870
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
Yes
Youth Support Program (YSP) Cairns
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Youth Support Program (YSP) Cairns uses strengths-based approaches to assist young people who are at risk of disconnecting from family, community, school, training and employment. This includes working with young people who are at risk of self-harm, homelessness, substance misuse and /or young parents.

 

YSP aims to assist young people to improve their capacity to develop independent living skills as well as improving their overall health and wellbeing.

A free and confidential service for young people aged 8-21 in the Cairns Region.

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4080 5800
Business Address
Cairns
JCU logo
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If you are studying with a documented disability, injury, illness, short or long-term health condition, including learning disabilities and mental health conditions, you can register with us.

AccessAbility Services is a free and confidential support service for all registered JCU students, whether studying on or off campus, who identify as having a short or long term disability, injury, ilness or health condition.

We provide information and practical advice about the support available at JCU and ensure access to appropriate adjustments and services:

Explore the ways you can work to your full potential while at university
Access assistive equipment, technology and software, adjusted exam conditions, mobility aids and other potential solutions that suit your needs
Trial assistive options and adjustments that you might not be able to access otherwise
Develop work-placement strategies to prepare you for professional life
Build on your own resilience and resourcefulness
We have strong connections with academic, professional and support staff at JCU and within the wider community.

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0742321150
Advanced Personnel Management
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APM offers employment and disability job services to job seekers and employers throughout Innisfail.

APM's Disability Employment Services helps people with an injury, illness or disability find a job with a local Innisfail employer. We also provide workplace modification, assessment, school leaver, and ongoing support services.

Business Phone Number
07 4061 9750
Business Address
79 Sheridan Street, Cairns
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
No
NEATO Employment Services
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Provides skills and personal development, job search and career management assistance, post placement support for both job seekers and employers and employer focused recruitment services from pre-screening etc.

Cairns - 14 Aplin Street, Cairns, Phone: 07 4081 8100

Earlville - 480 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, Phone: 07 4038 4900

Smithfield - 2-6 Cumberland Avenue, Smithfield, Phone: 07 4245 9500

Atherton - 114 Main Street, Atherton Qld 4883, Phone 07 4095 6400

Innisfail - Unit 1, 17 Edith Street, Innisfail QLD 4860, Phone 07 4232 7000

Mareeba - Shop 16/94 Byrnes Street, Mareeba Qld 4880, Phone 07 4086 3700

Mossman - 23 Front Street, Mossman QLD 4873, Phone 07 4084 4200

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4081 8100
Business Address
14 Aplin Street, Cairns
4870
Angela’s Tutoring and Counselling Service
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Supporting and empowering those with learning delays, disabilities or personal concerns.

I'm a diversational therapist, teaching in the education sector for over 30 years that has worked in disability and now supporting people with disabilities as an allied health assistant
I can follow OT plans, speech plans, I design perceptual motor processing plans and implement them, as well as communication, social skills and personal skills. Usually 1 on 1 with support for parents and families.

Support those with development or learning delays or disabilities.
Develop individual Perceptual Motor Activities/Strategies for participants that assists with hand/eye coordination, kinaesthetic development/strength, spatial awareness and form constancy, orientation and directionality.
Explore bilateral integration by developing individual programmes for crossing the midline, core stability and left/right activities.
Work on communication through oral speaking and listening skills such as strategies to think before we speak, planning our ideas, and practising.
Work with ACD's and continue AUSLAN as well as incorporating visuals and signing into instructions and strategies.
Continue work in diversional therapy for all ages, not just children, as experience also includes the Aged Care sector.
Offer support through counselling skills for those experiencing anxiety, low self esteem or little confidence etc to develop strategies

Business hours are: Monday to Friday 9 - 5 and Saturday 9-12.
Home visits or visits to nominated locations maybe arranged

Servicing cairns and cassowary coast

jasjsc14@tpg.com.au

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044 759 0000
Business Address
5 Jubilee Rd, Daradgee
4860
NDIS Registered Provider
No
CQU
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In 2014 CQUniversity merged with CQ TAFE, bringing together more than 175 years combined experience in the delivery of education and training, and establishing Queensland's first dual sector, comprehensive university. The University delivers more than 300 education and training offerings, from short courses and certificates, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. CQUniversity delivers both on-campus and distance courses, with almost half of the student population studying off-campus, many of whom are based in rural and remote areas. The University defines itself by who it embraces rather than who it excludes, and is recognised as Australia's most inclusive University.

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132786
Business Address
Corner Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns QLD 4870
NDIS Registered Provider
No
Centacare FNQ
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Centacare FNQ provides community-driven and accessible services that make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and the FNQ region.
Support Coordination - Resilience Coaching for Individuals and Groups - Counselling and Therapeutic Supports  - Group Activities/Day Program - Other NDIS Registered Activities such as:

Social and Community participation
Mentoring & Peer Support
Community Connection
Specialist Support
Behaviour/Early Childhood
Individual Skills Development & Training
Community Participation
Social Support
Life Skills Development
Community Access
Group Programs

Our overnight respite program offers carers a short-term break from their care giving responsibilities and clients the opportunity to socialise with other guests in a friendly, homely environment. Our employees are on site 24 hours a day, all support services are delivered by qualified and experienced support and all meals are freshly prepared.

Located at the Social Wellbeing Hub situated in a quiet residential area of Holloways Beach. We have made every effort to provide a home from home environment for our guests so as to maintain regular routines.

Centacare Social Wellbeing Hub, 39 Oak Street, Holloways Beach
Phone 07 4055 0890. Mobile 0417 608 141

swh@centacarefnq.org
https://www.centacarefnq.org/weekend-overnight-respite

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(07) 4044 0130
Business Address
22-34 Aplin Street, Cairns QLD
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
Yes
TAFE Logo
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The Disability Services Officer assists students with a disability to achieve their training and education goals. The Disability Services Officer can:
* Provide information on course content * Help you identify support needs * Negotiate with teachers about your program * Provide adaptive equipment * Discuss reasonable adjustments for long and short term disabilities * Assist you to contact other service providers

Who can access Disability Services? Contact TAFE Queensland North's Disability Officer if you think your studies may be affected in some way by a disability or chronic medical condition such as:
* Hearing impairment * Vision impairment * Mobility (wheelchair user, chronic pain, amputee, back injury, severe arthritis) * Psychiatric disability Medical conditions (asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions) * Intellectual disability * Learning disability

Business Phone Number
07 4042 2380
Business Address
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets, Manunda QLD 4870
Stride
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Stride (formally Aftercare)

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a NDIS supported accommodation service for adults and young people who have severe or complex mental health concerns. Stride's SIL services offer a safe and comfortable home environment and provide assistance and support with day to day living.
Phone 1300 001 907  sil@stride.com.au

Take 2 - Working with families to provide intensive support for teenage mental health.  Take 2 works alongside families with teens who have complex mental health needs – at our place or yours.

Located in Cairns South

Up to 12 months support
Goal setting, mentoring and practical support
Group and individual activities
Referrals to other specialists

Phone: 1300 00 1907  hello@stride.com.au

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Step Up, Step Down - Helping young people transition back into their community

Whether they’ve had a mental health episode or are leaving hospital, young people will have 24/7 help at Step Up, Step Down.

Located in Cairns
Stays usually between 14 and 28 days
Independent living skills
Help with work and study for those with mental health concerns
Drug and alcohol counselling

Manoora QLD 4870

Phone: 1300 00 1907  hello@stride.com.au

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Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service - Accommodation for young people with 24/7 professional support in New South Wales and Queensland

Young people won’t just have a safe place to live at a Stride Transitional Supported Living residence and Youth Residential Rehabilitation Units. They’ll have someone they can count on 24/7 to help them through what they’re feeling.

Located in Seven Hills and in Cairns and surrounds
Ages 14 – 24
High support through to independent living skills
Life, social, travel and money management skills
Exercise programs
Education, training and work opportunities

Phone: 1300 00 1907  hello@stride.com.au

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Therapeutic Supports Clinician

Stride has capacity for new referrals for Therapeutic Supports for NDIS participants.

Tivanee is a social worker who holds registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). She is passionate about taking therapy outside a clinical setting and reducing barriers to services.

Tivanee listens to her client’s need and preferences and provides counselling in a safe, non-judgmental space. Trained in Sandplay Therapy and Outdoor Therapy, her approaches allow opportunity for clients to explore feelings and experiences often inaccessible or difficult to express in words. She can offer practical techniques to help people improve overall health and wellbeing, cope and manage their day-to-day, and support their journey of healing and growth.

Tivanee is available for face-to-face sessions in our Cairns office, in home or in a confidential community space utilising the beautiful environment around Cairns.

https://stride.com.au/ndis/therapeutic-support/

Referral form  https://stride.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/DIGITAL_Therapeutic-Supports-Clinician-Flyer_Tivanee-Wong_August22.pdf
or email Tivanee.Wong@stride.com.au

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1300 00 1907
Business Address
163 Bunda Street, Parramatta Park
4870
Turn-key Support
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After years as a professional football player my wife and I returned from overseas back to Cairns. I always wanted to give back to my community so over the last decade I have been a support worker and also worked with children, youth justice system, homelessness and it most recent years as a support coordinator.
We understand how overwhelming and complex unfolding a NDIS plan can be and finding the right supports for you. We started Turn-key Support to be able to help more people live their best lives, we believe everyone has the right to make their own decisions and follow their dreams.
We are currently available to accept plan and self managed participants and based in Cairns FNQ area (awaiting registration number)
 
We have capacity and offer a wide range of services including:

Assistance with travel & transport
supported independent living
community access
household tasks
support in daily support activities
Support Coordination

 
We are trained, qualified, First Aid and CRP trained, police checks, insured and have service agreements in place. Please visit our website to find out more about us.
All inquires are welcome. Our email is hello@turnkeysupport.com.au

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0434417034
Business Address
Smithfield, Cairns
4878
Q.I.T.E.
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Disability Employment Services

Q.I.T.E. is here to help you with personalised support tailored to your individual needs to find the right job. Q.I.T.E. delivers the Disability Employment Support Services program which offers a service to people with a permanent disability, needing long term support.

Contact us via Free Call 1800 354 414 or email DES@qite.com and one of our friendly and experienced staff will assist you.

Q.I.T.E. can help you by working together on a servicing strategy to overcome any challenges to finding your dream job.

We can do this by offering a variety of options to suit your needs:

Training and development: discover what you are good at, develop your skills, research training courses, Work Experience placements, and much more
Practical job search tools
Resume and applications writing, preparing for interviews
Matching your skills to help you find a suitable job
Personal and medical assistance to help manage your health issues

Q.I.T.E. will provide ongoing support once you have started work to give you the best chance of success. This can include:

Job-readiness- learning about your new role and workplace requirements
Support you in the job with on-the-job training as well as ongoing support
Liaising with your employer to make sure everything runs smoothly
Help with workplace modifications, through JobAccess – Work Assist
Working with your Health Professionals to help keep you in work

Come in and see one of our friendly staff, Q.I.T.E. has over 30 years experience in the Employment Industry, we have the knowledge and experience to assist you with finding that JOB!

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4092 9700
Business Address
122 Byrnes St, Mareeba
4880
Online programs for kids, teenagers and adults
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At Sonic Learning, our health professionals support you with computer-based exercises to help you reach your goals.

Everything is done on the computer and telephone, so anyone across Australia with an internet connection can participate.

Would you like to improve:
- Listening
- Following instructions & comprehension
- Attention
- Memory
- Literacy, and/or
- Social skills?

If so, this program might be for you. Contact us for an info pack and demo video.

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1300135334
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524 Fitzgerald Street NORTH PERTH
6060
NDIS Registered Provider
No
Thrive – Worklink
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We are a Cairns employment service specialising in helping people find the right job that suits them.  Provides one on one and group based assistance with preparing for work, finding employment and ongoing support.

Worklink was established in Cairns in 1996 and has continued to grow within the employment sector. As a specialised Disability Employment Service, Worklink works tirelessly with the community to improve the employment opportunities for those who have faced extra difficulties.

We have three programs spanning the Cairns region offering support within employment, rehabilitation and training. We have also expanded to have an office in Innisfail that offer employment and rehabilitation support. Our Yarrabah office offers the Personal Helpers and Mentors program.

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07 4031 0877
Business Address
11A Sheridan Street, Cairns
4870
Steps Group Australia – Community Services
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Take control of your future today and build the skills and confidence you need to succeed in the workforce.
STEPS can help people with a disability transition from school into work through School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES).STEPS knows everyone has unique needs, aspirations and life experiences. STEPS has the resources available to help you identify your interests and goals.

We’ll work with you to trial and develop your skills across multiple employment areas until we help you find the right fit, helping to make you job ready. We’ll work with you to help build your skills and confidence in the areas where you would like help.

Identifying interests, skills, likes and needs

• Communication skills
• Trial work experience in open employment
• Finding and negotiating job opportunities
• Money handling
• Time management
• Building confidence
• Travel skills

Through SLES, STEPS can provide up to 24 months of support for Year 12 school leavers with a disability, depending on your individual circumstances. We’ll work with you on a step-by-step plan which will help to prepare
and empower you to take control of your career and future.  STEPS is committed to making a difference by providing opportunity.

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0427 666 942
Business Address
50 Spence St, Cairns
4870
NDIS Registered Provider
No
Celtic Training
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Celtic Training is a collaborative registered training organisation with a campus in the Cairns CBD.

After 15 years of training students across Australia, Celtic Training has built its reputation on an unrivalled and all-encompassing study experience. Many of our trainers were once students with us, now building a community of graduates equipped and ready to step into the health care industry.

We have used this reputation to build partnerships with major and local health care providers in Queensland. Thanks to these placement partnerships, we guarantee a work placement opportunity for all eligible students completing relevant qualifications, like the Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability (CHC33015).

No matter the course they choose, our graduates leave with a nationally recognised qualification and the right connections to launch their health care careers.

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1800 123 584
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2B Second Floor, Orchid Plaza, 58 Lake St, Cairns City QLD
4870
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Far North Training & Consultancy PTY LTD
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Provides training in First Aid/CPR Courses, Certificate based courses in Individual Support (Aged Care), Beauty, Business, Hospitality.

Can help if you are a secondary school student interested in kick starting their career pathway while still at school under the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program.

Traineeships and Apprenticeships are also available.

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4098 1288
Business Address
11 Johnstone Road, Mossman
JCU  AccessAbility Services
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James Cook University (JCU) AccessAbility Services

Assisting students with disability to complete their studies.

 

If you are studying with a documented disability, injury, illness, short or long-term health condition, including learning disabilities and mental health conditions, you can register with us.

AccessAbility Services is a free and confidential support service.  AccessAbility advisors are experience practitioners and have a professional background in Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Psychology and Education and have strong connections with academic, professional and support staff at JCU and within the wider community.

We understand that you may not identify your condition as a 'disability'.  However, if your health condition is impacting in any way on your studies, even if temporarily, we are here to help.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9am-3pm and can be offered by phone, zoom (online video call software) or face to face on either the JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada Smithfield Campus or JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Douglas Campus.

 

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4232 1150
CQ University Student Accessibility and Equity
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CQ University Australia Student Accessibility and Equity

If you have a disability, illness, medical or mental health condition and would like support or assistance to complete your TAFE or University studies at CQUniversity, the Inclusion and Accessibility service can assist you.

The Inclusion and Accessibility service aims to minimise barriers and encourage participation in education and training by all students.

Reasonable adjustments including exam accommodations and provision of learning materials in alternative formats can be implemented to assist students who have registered with the Inclusion and Accessibility service.

Read more on their website on how they can support you.

 

 

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4930 9456