About the Founder – Jodie Schleusener
Hi, I’m Jodie. I am the very proud and passionate founder of My Foundations. I have worked across the disability, aged care, and mental health sectors for 20 years. During this time I have held roles in direct support, management, operations, change leadership, and community engagement and development.
Complementing my Certificate 4 in Disability, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and my current studies in a Master of Social Work, I am privileged to have received extensive training and mentoring from local and international leaders in person-centred practice, social inclusion, and asset based community development. I feel aligned with the values of these strengths-based approaches. They underpin all aspects of my work. I am also a qualified Professional Supervisor, and Dare to Lead trained.
Over the past decade, I have developed a passion for frontline workforce engagement and professional development. I am a strong advocate for the sector embracing a continuing professional development model of support for support workers. I believe this framework would respond well to the changing needs of our workforce, which are driven by individualised and social models of support.
The My Foundations culture is one where we value ourselves and each other as professionals; each with a diverse range of gifts, talents and attributes to share. As such, we are all committed to investing in ourselves through engaging in continuing professional development and regular professional supervision.
I am an Affiliate Member of the Australian Psychological Society, a Student Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, as well as a member of the Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia.