SUPPORT for those in need in the Cooktown area is growing after My Pathway expanded its disability support services with a new local coordinator.
Pietrina Dewaal, who has called Bloomfield home for more than 30 years, said she was looking forward to rolling out the support program, which is currently available to residents in Cooktown, Hope Vale and Wujal Wujal.
“I love people and to be able to put things in place for people to be able to have a life that they really enjoy, that excites me,” Ms Dewaal said.
“I feel like I’m making a difference and I look forward to bringing that to Wujal Wujal and Cooktown and the surrounding areas.”
Ms Dewaal said she had been learning on the ground with the My Pathway disability support team at Hope Vale and that she was looking forward to matching support workers with clients and providing tailored, culturally-appropriate services.
“This position is perfectly suited to my work experience and passion for making a difference in people’s lives,” she said.
“Joining My Pathway Disability Supports can only help to grow my network and impact.”
Ms Dewaal is developing a new disability support hub at 94 Charlotte Street, next to the nursery.
“The Disability Supports Hub will become a space for participants to connect, escape the heat and receive support,” she said.
“I’m keen to explore activities like cooking, arts and crafts, and repair and maintenance. Anything that could help participants develop and practice new skills and progress towards their individual goals.”
Participants with NDIS plans (or eligible to receive one) and anyone interested in support roles are encouraged to contact Ms Dewaal now to connect opportunities.