Meg Watkins

Specialist Support Coordinator

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eg Watkins moved to Townsville with her partner just over 12 months ago for a change of lifestyle and to expand their careers and learning opportunities.

Since moving to North Queensland, Meg had the opportunity to move away from acute nursing into community treatment and care as an RN, allowing her to develop a much greater understanding of how our environment, lifestyle choices and family dynamics affect our overall health and well-being. It also introduced Meg to the NDIS and working with people with disabilities in a much more in-depth way, which lead her to transition away from nursing to pursue this newfound passion for disability support.

Meg Watkins, Support Coordinator
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eg have been working for a disability support organisation as a lifestyle support worker, as well as an independent provider since December 2020.

Meg believes that as individuals, we never stop learning and growing, and she hopes to continue her studies and life-long education through continuing professional development, along with the IABA training for the development of Positive Behaviour Support Plans and further mental health courses.

Meg has been fortunate enough to have worked in a variety of different health care settings and specialty areas, with the majority of her experience being in acute emergency and mental health nursing. These experiences have really opened her eyes to the concept of holistic health and how complex it can be, as well as teaching her valuable life skills including, but not limited to; how to handle a crisis/emergency/high stress environment calmly, organisational skills, communication and liaising with others effectively, efficient management, leadership and problem-solving skills. This experience has also made her realise how passionate she is for advocating for people’s rights and choices as well as to help improve and develop opportunities for individuals, particularly for those in more vulnerable groups.

Meg provides the following services:

As a support coordinator, Meg aims to continuously work with individuals and family members to assess a client’s strengths, needs, areas for improvement and goals and collaborate with the client and families to progress and support them in reaching their goals, pursuing their passions and improving their quality of life. With Megs hands-on experience in disability support as well as with her nursing background, she understands the positive effect excellent coordination and support staff can make to a clients overall well-being and lifestyle.

In Megs spare time, she enjoys exercising outside including running, beach walks, pilates and yoga, going for hikes and spending time in the garden with her dogs. Being a qualified yoga instructor, Meg truly believes in the power of mindfulness, meditation and breath work for a healthy mind and healthy body. Meg also loves to travel, whether its internationally or in her own back yard, and has a passion for different cultures. Meg is also a huge coffee fan, animal lover and her favourite food is Italian!

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

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John Futer
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Meg Watkins
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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 Carroll
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Damien Cornford
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Adom D’Amico
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David Norman
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Jade Mark
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