For coaches: Australia’s leading independent provider of NDIS recovery coach supervision and reflective practice.
About Goal Coach
Goal Coach provides professional advice, coaching and supervision to practitioners around Australia.
Goal Coach, led by Suzy Berry, has over 60 years combined experience working in the Australian disability sector.
The team’s experience includes front line work helping people access supports and get the best out of their plans and prior executive roles at the NDIA and some of Australia’s largest NDIS services businesses.
In recent years the team has coached hundreds of practitioners and teams from individuals to nationally scaled teams, all with a single mission in mind – to break down barriers, challenge traditional thinking on rights, inclusion and service delivery.
Our professional supervisors have years of experience supervising and building teams delivering services to people living with disability and mental health conditions.
Suitable for all, our flexible approach to professional development means we can tailor a program for you.
Giving you the confidence to provide quality support
Services for professionals
All our professional services are online which allow you the flexibility you need to focus on the people you work with, and continue to develop your practice.
Psychosocial recovery coaches can have learnt or lived experience but it is important to remember that this is not an entry level role. Recovery coaches are required to work independently with people in the community, so experience and appropriate training is essential.
The NDIA recommends the following tertiary qualifications and experience:
- peer work or mental health (minimum of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or Certificate IV in Mental Health) and/or
- a minimum two years of experience in mental health-related work.
However, it is recommended that if you are just starting out as a recovery coach you have access to good reflective supervision and support. It is important to ensure that you are providing quality recovery orientated service and working towards supporting people to lead their best life and achieve their goals. You will want someone to reach out to when you don’t know what to do or would like some professional advice. Ask about our professional supervision services.
Recovery coaching is not support coordination or support work. Like support coordinators, recovery coaches know all about the NDIS and the price guide, build community connections, help you achieve your NDIS goals. They also can help you with NDIS reviews, establish your supports, problem-solve and manage unexpected situations.
But recovery coaches are also recovery practitioners, with specialist knowledge, skills and experience in working in a way that supports people with psychosocial disability and mental illness to live as empowered citizens and build a life that’s not defined by their diagnosis.
Psychosocial recovery Coaching can be a challenging role, supervision can assist in ensuring that your practice is safe for you and the people you are supporting. Reflective supervision is a formal professional relationship between two people in designated roles, which facilitates reflective practice, explores ethical issues, and assists in developing skills and assists in the development of good practice. It can help you work through any ethical dilemmas and understand the best course of action. Supervision should also identify strengths and areas that you might need additional support in. Looking after yourself is essential to being a great coach.
Start benefitting today from professional advice, coaching and supervision
Our flexible approach to professional development means we can tailor a program for you. Submit your details to find out more today.