Glenda Lavery

Positive Behaviour Support Clinician


rowing up in the Scarborough Beach area of WA, Glenda spent her early adult life travelling WA, spending many years living in remote communities such as Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Port Hedland and Pemberton.

In 2002, Glenda decided Far North Queensland was the place to be to bring up her three young children – now all adults – and trekked across Australia with a tent, a picnic table and a FORD 😊

Glenda Lavery, Positive Behaviour Support Clinician.

Glenda comes to PoDDSS with 15+ years experience in the Far North Queensland community working alongside vulnerable children, people living with disability and their families from an empowerment perspective.

Glenda seeks to walk alongside people, and their families, carers and support networks, on their journey to independence and quality of life. Glenda’s passion is to support vulnerable people with integrity and respect using person-centred, strengths-focused and trauma-informed practice. With strong advocacy, coaching and modelling skills Glenda is able to support individuals, their families and their stakeholders develop their knowledge and skills to ensure everyone can live their best life.

For the last eight years Glenda has worked in Cairns with NDIS participants and Child Safety to support young people and adults navigate the world around them to live their best life. Initially as a support worker Glenda specialised in supporting young people living with Autism and then branched out to work within the wider disability sector.

In the last three years, Glenda has provided practice leadership and case management for children living with a disability in residential care. Incorporating her knowledge of childhood and adult development Glenda uses a trauma informed approach in her everyday practice.

Qualifications: James Cook University Advanced Diploma of Arts (Psychology/Law); Australian Institute of Management Mini MBA

Glenda loves all creatures, great and small, and has owned cats, dogs, fish, birds, turtles and even a snake over the years. Glenda has a particular soft spot for dogs and has rarely been without one. At the moment, Glenda has a 2 year old BIG puppy dog named Brumby, (Bull Arab x Catahoula x Border Collie).

Glenda has enjoyed volunteering with the Australian Army Cadets for the last 15 years, where she provides a positive adult role model for young people and supports them to develop their confidence, self-esteem and life skills on their journey into adulthood.

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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.
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Glenda Lavery
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