oyce-Lyn has dreamed of owning her own business to pursue her passion of working with people with complex needs because she knows that she can make a positive difference and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Think Big, Start Small, Move Slowly, Grow.
Joyce-Lyn created the name PoDDSS with the assistance of her good friend, Dr John Livingston, Clinical Psychologist. Joyce-Lyn tried to come up with an easy acronym which explains the ethos of PoDDSS.
Townsville: Support Coordination / Specialist Support Coordination, Positive Behaviour Support, Training, Assessment and Support Letters for access/review for NDIS, Mentoring to organisations and families, Counselling and Psychology
Magnetic Island: Positive Behaviour Support, Support Coordination
Ayr: Positive Behaviour Support
Charters Towers: Positive Behaviour Support, Support Coordination
Joyce-Lyn strives to recruit highly experienced professionals with the aim of providing high quality advice, supports and services.
Joyce-Lyn SmithClinic Director of PoDDSS
Joyce-Lyn Smith is a passionate, caring professional with expertise working with people with disabilities having worked in the field for over 25 years.
Susan ThineeClinic Manager
PoDDSS Welcomes Susan Thinee, Having worked in the sector for the past 30 years, Susan has innovative understanding of best practice in relation to the application of the Quality Framework Standards.
Join the TeamExplore our Current Opportunities
PoDDSS is growing and needs talented disability support professionals to join the team. Explore our current opportunities.
Anne GreerSupport Coordinator, Positive Behaviour Support Clinician
It is an absolute pleasure to announce that Ann Greer has joined the team at PODDSS as a behaviour support consultant. She has long experience in the delivery of human services sector as well as developing services, delivering training and designing individualised supports to people with a disability and their families.
Meredith Swift Support Coordination, Positive Behaviour Support Clinician
PoDDSS Welcomes Meredith Swift, Meredith has been living in Townsville since 2015, having relocated here from Ingham to access better services for her non-verbal autistic adult daughter.
Lee CattanaSenior Support Coordinator
PoDDSS Welcomes Lee Cattana, Lee and her family relocated to Townsville in 2010 from Sydney NSW and believes this was the best lifestyle decision they have ever made!
Parimal Reddy Social Worker, Positive Behaviour Support Clinician, Specialist Support Coordination, Counselling.
PoDDSS Welcomes Parimal Reddy, Parimal had studied and completed a degree in Dentistry in his home country being India some years ago and he has now recently completed and achieved his master’s degree in Social Work (Professional qualifying) at James Cook University in Townsville.
Shabnam ZangenehEducational programs facilitator
PoDDSS Welcomes Shabnam Zangeneh, Shabnam has been facilitating some educational programs, Understanding Sexuality for Teenagers/Adults and Social Skills for Teenagers/Adults.
PoDDSS Welcomes Glenda Blackwell, Glenda was born in North Queensland in Innisfail and spent her early school years in Charters Towers before her family moved to Townsville.
John FuterPositive Behaviour Support Clinician
PoDDSS Welcomes John Futer, John , his wife Lisa, and son Mark have been members of the Townsville community since 1998. John’s professional experience has been in business, legal practice and most recently, public school teaching with the Queensland Department of Education.
Meg WatkinsSpecialist Support Coordinator
PoDDSS Welcomes Meg Watkins, Meg moved to Townsville with her partner just over 12 months ago for a change of lifestyle and to expand their careers and learning opportunities.
Jason CarrollCounseling, Support Coordination & Positive Behaviour Support Clinician
PoDDSS Welcomes Jason Carroll. (profile coming soon)
Damien CornfordSupport Coordinator
PoDDSS Welcomes Damien Cornford, Damien was born in Townsville and raised in the Burdekin and Bowen. He has two members of his family who have been under the NDIS blanket of support within north QLD and understands personally the struggle for families going through the process.
Adom D’AmicoPositive Behaviour Support Plan Assistant
PoDDSS Welcomes Adom D’Amico, Adom has been everywhere. Originally born in the small town of Tom Price, WA, Adom has travelled all around Australia with his family. Adom moved to Papua New Guinea with his family when he was 13 years old and embraced the culture and people with an open mind.
Jennifer HeronPositive Behaviour Support Clinician
PoDDSS Welcomes Jennifer Heron, Jennifer comes to PODSS primarily from a career within a Child protection environment, working as a therapist/counsellor and creating and implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans.
David NormanSupport Coordinator
PoDDSS Welcomes David Norman, David joines the team at PoDDSS as a Support Coordinator. David’s diverse working background spans from Construction, Mining and Government Administration.
Jade MarkSupport Coordinator
PoDDSS Welcomes Jade Mark, Jade has joined the team at PoDDSS as a Support Coordinator. Jade was born and raised in Townsville and appreciates what an incredible place it is to live.
Nadia HiltonSupport Coordinator, Positive Behaviour Support Clinician, Counselor/ Art Therapist
PoDDSS Welcomes Nadia Hilton, Nadia has joined the team at PoDDSS as a Support Coordinator, Positive Behaviour Support Clinician and Counselor/ Art Therapist.
William MaboSupport Coordinator
PoDDSS Welcomes William Mabo, William is a Nywagi, Dunghatti, Meriam man and was born in Townsville. He grew up developing a strong connection with his culture and heritage.
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We are a collection of passionate individuals with the desire to improve all aspects of peoples lives!