Jenny first became involved with Xlent in 2011 as a parent, when her son joined as a participant. She began working for Xlent as a support worker in 2012, and quickly earned the position of Group Facilitator in 2013. Jenny has proudly represented Xlent as our Participant Liaison Coordinator since 2016, and we are pleased to have called her a member of the Xlent family for nearly 12 years.
With 20 years of Nursing and 15 years in Aged care under her belt, as well as invaluable personal experience of raising a child with a disability, Jenny is truly an asset to Xlent. Jenny has a Diploma of Nursing and a Certificate III in Disability, and has been caring for people with disability both personally and professionally for more than 45 years.
Jenny brings a unique perspective to the Leadership Team, having navigated state and national disability support systems in a personal capacity for more than 30 years. With the knowledge she has gained from her own personal experiences, she is able to help existing and prospective participants understand the NDIS.
As a parent, Jenny understands the importance of having support workers who are dedicated and enthusiastic, but also accountable and professional. Jenny is incredibly passionate about inclusion and equality for all people with disability, and this is reflected in all areas of her involvement with Xlent (both as a parent and an employee).
Jenny’s role as Participant Liaison Coordinator involves supporting new participants to access Xlent services, supporting them through every step of the process and matching them to a program that is suited to their needs, abilities, goals and personality. She meets with participants and their guardians, runs tours of Xlent sites, and facilitates trial days on Xlent groups to make sure Xlent can provide the service they are looking for. Jenny also maintains great relationships with existing participants and their care team, ensuring that they can continue to achieve their goals at Xlent.
In addition to her considerable professional strengths, outside of work Jenny enjoys adding to her collection of indoor plants, painting, camping, and travelling interstate and overseas. We value Jenny’s knowledge, passion and commitment, and look forward to watching her continue to flourish!
Xlent Disability Services has been running programs for people with disability for more than 25 years. We are extremely proud of our dedicated team of support workers, Group Facilitators and Coordinators. With such amazing people like Jenny in our workforce, we look forward to providing high quality services to people with disability in the future.