Jacquelyn Compton

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Senior Project Officer - NDIS Transition Team 

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

“As part of the SESLHD National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) team, I am assisting our staff to implement the changes that have been brought on by the scheme.

What matters to me at work is being able to help people navigate the system to get the supports they need. If you have a client whose needs are really complex, it can be quite overwhelming.  It’s about working out the issues and where to go to address each of them. My background is as an occupational therapist. I’ve always liked working with clients who have significant disabilities, whether it is an acquired brain injury or spinal cord injuries. I like making things possible and helping them meet their life goals. 

I enjoy hearing good news stories from staff. Hearing about someone with quite significant disabilities getting the supports they need to be living in the family home, accessing the community and doing what they want to be doing. That’s what it’s all about.”