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Introducing our new Clinical Leads

As a demonstration of our commitment to clinical excellence and service quality, we’re thrilled to share the introduction of two new clinical leadership positions to the clinical strategy team at Everyday Independence, providing clinical leadership and direction for Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy within the organisation. 

Jade Telfer will be stepping into the role of Clinical Speech Pathology Lead.  Jade has been changing the game at Everyday Independence for over eight years and was instrumental in establishing the Albury hub, which she continues to lead today. Jade is also a key worker with a special interest in autism and is a highly respected and valued leader at Everyday Independence.  

On her new appointment, Jade says, “The role of speech pathologists in the social model is continually evolving, and this role will support us to be at the forefront of contemporary evidence-based practice. I’m really looking forward to highlighting some of the great work speech pathologists are doing at Everyday Independence and contributing to the development of a fit-for-purpose service delivery model within the organisation” 

Trish Hill has been appointed to the position of Clinical Physiotherapy Lead. Trish has been with Everyday Independence for over ten years and has taken on various roles during that time, including therapy consultant, therapy mentor, key worker and high-cost AT prescriber. Trish is a highly respected and cherished leader who lives and breathes the social model. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion. 

Trish looks forward to the opportunities that her new role will present, saying, “The creation of a clinical Lead role for Physiotherapy means that we will be able to better optimise and coordinate resources, leveraging the broad impact that physios can have in the disability space. They are a key piece of the puzzle that can enable better participant access to supports through the NDIS.” 

In their respective disciplines, both Jade and Trish will be responsible for service delivery, innovation, growth and clinical governance.  

Participant Programs and Clinical Strategy Executive Lead Kate Hyett looks forward to the impact that Jade and Trish will bring to her team, saying; “These appointments will enable the Clinical Strategy team to broaden and deepen our reach. Trish and Jade will bring their specialist professional knowledge to the team as well as many years of experience working in the social model of disability and in clinical and operational leadership roles. I am delighted to welcome them to the team and look forward to what we can achieve with these exciting clinical leadership roles.” 

We’re confident that the appointment of Jade and Trish to the clinical leadership team will not only create direct positive outcomes for participants but will create new growth and learning opportunities for team members within their respective disciplines and, more broadly, across the organisation. These appointments speak to our commitment to social model practice and the value we place on working collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams to create a bigger impact and become global leaders for inclusion.  

Congratulations Jade and Trish, and thank you for the passion you bring to our team.  

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