Your role/title: I am an Allied Health Assistant and Program Support Officer for the speech pathology and school’s service.
What does your role involve? As an allied health assistant, I work with customers to support their communication systems through programming devices and developing non-electronic communication aids. In the school’s service I organise the administrative aspects of the service enabling our therapists to spend their time supporting schools directly. I really enjoy watching customers communicate using the tools I have developed; it is so rewarding to assist a customer to communicate autonomously.
How long have you worked at Indigo? Almost three years.
What do you like most about your role or working at Indigo? I really enjoy watching customers communicate using the tools I have developed; it is so rewarding to assist a customer to communicate autonomously. I am also a second-year speech pathology student at Edith Cowan University, and in the years I’ve been working at Indigo I have gained a lot of knowledge that will help me be a great speech pathologist once I am qualified.
What has been the most interesting project you have contributed to in your time at Indigo? It is hard to say what project has been most interesting. My journey at Indigo started in the OT driving assessment team as an administration officer. Since then, I have taken on a range of additional responsibilities and had the opportunity to be involved in different services. It has been interesting to work in different aspects of the organisation and discover the area of allied health that I want to pursue. I especially find attending conferences such as WAESPAA and AGOSCI a highlight of my time with Indigo. They are always great fun and I find I learn a lot from the events about Indigo and other service providers.
Describe a memorable moment of your time at Indigo: One of the most memorable moments of my time at Indigo was the AGOSCI conference in 2019. This was a great opportunity for me to discuss indigo services with the public and learn from them about their needs. This was the moment I decided I wanted to go back to university and study speech pathology.
Of the four Indigo values, which one do you express the most strongly during your workday and why? (Integrity, passion, creativity, together) I would say I regularly show all of indigo’s values, but Passion stands out to me. I am a very passionate person especially when it comes to helping others. That’s what I love most about my job at Indigo; every day is another opportunity to make a difference. I passionately invest in all new projects and development opportunities due to my desire to learn about the speech pathology world.