Judith has a Masters of Social Work Studies and Bachelor of Social Science (Development) from the University of Queensland and a Certificate in Health Care from Sweden. She brings to We2Care extensive skills as an assistant nurse in the disability and aged care sectors in Sweden, England and Australia. Judith has worked as a social worker in refugee settlement, community and inpatient mental health and homelessness, and as a trainer in community services. Judith has worked in the care sector for more than 13 years, and believes in using the strength, resilience and capacities of people she supports to better their lives. Her values align closely to those of the social work profession: individuals are central to all decisions regarding their care to ensure they exercise choice and control over their personal outcomes, their rights are protected, and they are treated with dignity and respect. As the Manager of We2Care, Judith welcomes you.
Dr Olaf Rusoke-Dierich graduated from medicine in Germany and also holds a PhD in the same field. He is currently a Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). He has worked for several years in emergency departments in Queensland and also as a family doctor. He has provided in-home palliative care and chronic disease management and has worked in several nursing homes in Queensland and Victoria. Currently undertaking rehabilitation medicine with the Australian defence force, Dr Olaf brings highly valued knowledge and a wealth of experience from different medical fields. He is passionate and dedicated to both his profession and patients. Dr Olaf is committed to providing people with a high standard of medical care aimed at meeting individual needs and promoting a sense of dignity and safety. As the Medical Consultant of We2Care, Dr Olaf welcomes you.
We2Care welcomes you to a new disability services approach of providing high-quality services that recognise the importance of self-determination, active participation and capacity building. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support to Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life. The NDIS promotes support services that assist people with a disability to build skills and capabilities that enable them to participate in the community and employment.
The values, qualifications and skills of social workers constitute a precise match with the person-centred approach of the NDIS. The NDIS supports the independence and social and economic participation of people with a permanent impairment or condition. The values of ‘choice and control’ that underpin the scheme are consistent with the values and principles of self-determination and empowerment that have guided the social work profession for many decades. By adhering to the profession’s holistic and person-centred approach, social work services provide individualised support that enables and empowers individuals with disability to realise their vision and enhance their quality of life. The uniqueness of social work practice is respect for the client’s choice and involvement.