About Us

The History Behind PoDDSS

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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.

Think Big moto

Servicing Regional Queensland

Map, QLD regions.

PoDDSS provides the following services in:

  • Atherton Tablelands Region: Positive Behaviour Support, Counselling

  • Cairns Region: Positive Behaviour Support, Counselling

  • Cardwell: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Charters Towers: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Ingham: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Longreach & Surrounds: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Palm Island: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Townsville: Positive Behaviour Support, Art Therapy, Training, Assessment and Support Letters for access/review for NDIS, Mentoring to organisations and families, Counselling and Psychology

  • Magnetic Island: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Ayr: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Mt Isa: Positive Behaviour Support

  • Doomadgee: Positive Behaviour Support, Counselling

The Right People In The Right Jobs

Joyce-Lyn strives to recruit highly experienced professionals with the aim of providing high quality advice, supports and services.

Joyce-Lyn Smith
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.
Join the Team
Join the TeamExplore our Current Opportunities
PoDDSS is growing and needs talented disability support professionals to join the team. Explore our current opportunities.
Ann Greer
Ann GreerPositive 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.
Parimal Reddy
Parimal Reddy Social Worker, Positive Behaviour Support Clinician, 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.
John Futer
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.
Adom D’Amico
Adom D’AmicoPositive Behaviour Support Clinician
PoDDSS Welcomes Adom D’Amico, Adom’s journey has taken him from the tranquil town of Tom Price, WA, to various corners of Australia and beyond. Growing up in a family that embraced travel, Adom developed a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and acceptance from an early age.
Jennifer Heron
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.
Nadia Hilton
Nadia HiltonPositive Behaviour Support Clinician, Counselor/ Art Therapist
PoDDSS Welcomes Nadia Hilton, Nadia has joined the team at PoDDSS as a Positive Behaviour Support Clinician and Counselor/ Art Therapist.
Rachel Lilley
Rachel LilleyPositive Behaviour Support Clinician, Psychologist
PoDDSS Welcomes Rachel Lilley, Rachel has come to the PODDSS team with a passion for positive behaviour support (PBS), as well as individual therapy.
John Edwards
John EdwardsPositive Behaviour Support Clinician, Counsellor
PoDDSS Welcomes John Edwards, John has joined the PODDSS team as a Positive Behaviour Support Clinician and Counsellor.
Theresa Weatherly
Theresa Weatherly Behaviour Support Practitioner
PoDDSS Welcomes Theresa Weatherly, Theresa has come to the PODDSS team with a wealth of experience in providing core disability support services…
Glenda Lavery
Glenda LaveryPositive Behaviour Support Clinician
PoDDSS Welcomes Glenda Lavery, Glenda has come to the PODDSS team boasting 15+ years in Far North Queensland empowering vulnerable individuals and families

Try the PoDDSS difference today!

We are a collection of passionate individuals with the desire to improve all aspects of peoples lives!