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AT PSS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

AUSTRALIAS LEADING TEAM OF INNOVATIVE AND YOUTHFUL PROVIDERS OF COMMUNITY, GROUP AND IN-HOME CARE.

Personalised Support Systems founded in December 2019 is an organisation built on strong presence, work ethic and attention to detail. With several years of experience company directors Fernando and Matthew met in the field supporting a participant in December of 2019. The guys have then collaborated and Personalised Support Systems was formed from their two companies uniting. Personalised Support Systems is comprised of many youthful, energetic and experienced team members located all throughout Melbourne along with some surrounding regional suburbs. Our mantra is that we accept any participant regardless of their complexities and we take great pride in ensuring that the company is there to support both the participant and their family.

ITS TRUST THAT MATTERS

We work together implementing a team for our participants to ensure greater consistency and care of the highest standard. With a team leader as the point of contact followed by several support workers who are selected to adhere to the individuals specific needs. At Personalised Support Systems we are here to get it right from the beginning and build upon a long lasting relationship.

WHY CHOOSE US

EMPOWERING YOU TO BE YOURSELF

With more than ten years of experience caring for young people with disabilities, we have recognised that young participants are too often matched up with mature support workers, creating the participant problem of disjointedness or lack of relevance.

Accordingly, we make it our business to deliver support services in a fun and engaging way for our participants. We have built and continue to develop a team of youthful yet experienced support workers that can be seen as older siblings and role models: inviting their participants to relate to them with high levels of comfort, knowing they are safe to just be themselves.

DISABILITY SUPPORT THAT’S AGE AND GENDER INCLUSIVE

While many of our participants are in the “youth” category, we also have a great deal of expertise in disability support for people of all ages. 

We are family-oriented and look to build long-lasting relationships. Several of our families have been with us for well over eight years. We recognise the importance of reliability and consistency when inviting support workers into the family home, and  accordingly focus on matching our participants with a team of staff who have sought work in the youth and disabilities sector as a vocation rather than just a job. 

OUR CORE

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MISSION

To offer participants the support they need in an enjoyable and empowering way while being respectful to their families.
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VISION

For participants and their families to be able to access the most suitable support personnel who will provide exceptional care.
We also hope to see the creation of large revolutionary multi-purpose centres which will offer respite and stimulation catering for the various needs of our clientele.
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PURPOSE

To empower others by creating memorable moments that leave a lasting impact on their lives and others around the world.

OUR TEAM

FERNANDO BERGHELLA

Fernando Berghella

Director – The Yin

The disability sector has been Fernando’s main focus from the very start of his working life. Having undertaken studies in Exercise Physiology and worked with a wide range of clients for more than a decade, he founded Personalised Support Systems on a wealth of knowledge, bringing to the organisation a person-centred approach to care that is highly valued by all the families this business organisation serves.

Matthew Aubry

Matthew Aubry

Director – The Yang

Matthew redirected his career path to youth and disability supports after witnessing his mother’s joy from working in this sector. Bolstering his experience with studies in youth work, he established his own disability service before collaborating then officially joining forces with Fernando under the Personalised banner. Even while juggling operational responsibilities, Matthew loves to support participants and watch how they transform once a quality system is built around them.

Bec Garita

Bec Garita

Bubbly General Manager

Drawing on her experience as sister to a sibling living with a disability, Bec has quickly made a number of roles her own: from support worker to support coordinator and, now, a core member of Personalised’s management team. Bec’s administrative, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills are second to none, as is her passion for creating opportunities for participants to experience new interests and further the hobbies they love.

Phillip

Phillip

Director – Personalised Support Systems

Having vast experience working with people from all walks of life Phillip worked in the disability sector earlier in his adulthood then later expanded his working career in hospitality, Defence Force and Corrections Victoria.
Philip loves working with families whilst implementing meaningful goals and pathways for our participants. His passion in helping along with his caring, empathetic nature is his strength and what makes him an excellent team leader.

 

Joseph Primerano

Joseph Primerano

Head of Health & Wellbeing – Ex-Phys Expert

After working in Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning, Joseph found the disability sector an unexpected fit for his Exercise Physiology qualifications. He now relishes his one-on-one work with clients living with a disability. Seeing a smile on their faces and helping them improve their quality of life through exercise has made his role with Personalised Support Systems less of a job and more of a rewarding and exciting way of life.

Maurice Walters

Maurice Walters

Head of Group Programs – The Maestro

Maurice combines his passion for music with more than 16 years’ experience working across various roles in the disability sector. The scope of his experience ranges from education support at special needs schools through one-on-one support work, camp and group leadership, mentorship, and specialised program development. Maurice’s holistic approach, communication, organisational skills, and knowledge allow him to provide participants and families quality services and a meaningful experience for our community.

George Giannikos

George Giannikos

Team Coach & Problem-Solver

Seeing the improvements good support workers made to his siblings with ASD, the disability sector was always a natural fit for George. After several years delivering disability supports inside and outside the family home, George now works as a team coach – inducting new members of the Personalised team and helping staff at all levels of experience to work through the challenges they encounter in the course of their work.

 

Peter De Weijer

Peter De Weijer

Music Phenomenon

From eagerly playing recorder and xylophone as a 6-year-old in the Netherlands, Peter’s musical prowess has, thankfully, expanded quite a bit over the years! Armed with youth work experience and a Social Science degree, he “accidentally” found himself in Australia, where he soon found a new passion working in the disability sector. Combining his two passions, Peter now develops modified group music programs aimed at people with a disability.

Laura Garita

Laura Garita

Art Guru

Laura has experienced both a home life with support workers coming and going, and the challenges and rewards of helping a loved one living with a disability achieve their goals. Combining this background with several years as a support worker and a bachelor’s degree in fine art, Laura heads up Personalised’s group art programs to share her dual passions by helping participants embrace their creative freedom and self-expression.

Jacinta Marasco

Jacinta Marasco

Performing Arts Star

Jacinta has vast experience in devising, implementing, and teaching successful performing arts programs, as well as an extensive background in performance across both stage and screen in Australia and overseas. Through the performing arts program she is heading up for Personalised, Jacinta looks to support her participants in developing their own creative voice, as they find expression, creativity, and connection in a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Holly Graham

Holly Graham

Zen Energiser Bunny

As a key support to Personalised’s management team, Holly is a mixture of naughty and nice: an amazing chef who specialises in treats that are healthy, a high-octane personal trainer who directs her energy into teaching low-impact Pilates, and a support worker whose bubbly personality is further buoyed by the joy she gets from helping to facilitate the growth and development of those who need it most.

Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites

Team Leader & Master Chef

Growing up with a younger brother who has ASD, and eventually becoming his primary carer, Daniel decided to venture into the disability sector to help other individuals living with a disability maximise the joy in their lives. As a senior Team Leader, he shares his considerable experience with Personalised’s support workers to ensure all of the special people they care for are treated and seen as equal.

 

FERNANDO BERGHELLA

Fernando Berghella

Director – The Yin

The disability sector has been Fernando’s main focus from the very start of his working life. Having undertaken studies in Exercise Physiology and worked with a wide range of clients for more than a decade, he founded Personalised Support Systems (Personalised) on a wealth of knowledge, bringing to the organisation a person-centred approach to care that is highly valued by all the families this business organisation serves.

Matthew Aubry

Matthew Aubry

Director – The Yang

Matthew redirected his career path to youth and disability supports after witnessing his mother’s joy from working in this sector. Bolstering his experience with studies in youth work, he established his own disability service before collaborating then officially joining forces with Fernando under the Personalised banner. Even while juggling operational responsibilities, Matthew loves to support participants and watch how they transform once a quality system is built around them.

Bec Garita

Bec Garita

Bubbly General Manager

Drawing on her experience as sister to a sibling living with a disability, Bec has quickly made a number of roles her own: from support worker to support coordinator and, now, a core member of Personalised’s management team. Bec’s administrative, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills are second to none, as is her passion for creating opportunities for participants to experience new interests and further the hobbies they love.

Daniel Chen

Daniel Chen

Head of 1:1 Support & Martial Arts Prodigy

Daniel (“Chenny”) loves the value support work can bring in making a difference to participants from all walks of life, as well as their families. Daniel gets the greatest satisfaction from seeing a participant grow in self efficacy through the assistance of their support workers, and relishes the opportunities he gets to explore strategies in this endeavour as a senior Team Leader for Personalised.

 

Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites

Team Leader & Master Chef

Growing up with a younger brother who has ASD, and eventually becoming his primary carer, Daniel decided to venture into the disability sector to help other individuals living with a disability maximise the joy in their lives. As a senior Team Leader, he shares his considerable experience with Personalised’s support workers to ensure all of the special people they care for are treated and seen as equal.

 

Maurice Walters

Maurice Walters

Head of Group Programs – The Maestro

Maurice combines his passion for music with more than 16 years’ experience working across various roles in the disability sector. The scope of his experience ranges from education support at special needs schools through one-on-one support work, camp and group leadership, mentorship, and specialised program development. Maurice’s holistic approach, communication, organisational skills, and knowledge allow him to provide participants and families quality services and a meaningful experience for our community.

Joseph Primerano

Joseph Primerano

Head of Health & Wellbeing – Ex-Phys Expert

After working in Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning, Joseph found the disability sector an unexpected fit for his Exercise Physiology qualifications. He now relishes his one-on-one work with clients living with a disability. Seeing a smile on their faces and helping them improve their quality of life through exercise has made his role with Personalised Support Systems less of a job and more of a rewarding and exciting way of life.

Peter De Weijer

Peter De Weijer

Music Phenomenon

From eagerly playing recorder and xylophone as a 6-year-old in the Netherlands, Peter’s musical prowess has, thankfully, expanded quite a bit over the years! Armed with youth work experience and a Social Science degree, he “accidentally” found himself in Australia, where he soon found a new passion working in the disability sector. Combining his two passions, Peter now develops modified group music programs aimed at people with a disability.

Jacinta Marasco

Jacinta Marasco

Performing Arts Star

Jacinta has vast experience in devising, implementing, and teaching successful performing arts programs, as well as an extensive background in performance across both stage and screen in Australia and overseas. Through the performing arts program she is heading up for Personalised, Jacinta looks to support her participants in developing their own creative voice, as they find expression, creativity, and connection in a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Laura Garita

Laura Garita

Art Guru

Laura has experienced both a home life with support workers coming and going, and the challenges and rewards of helping a loved one living with a disability achieve their goals. Combining this background with several years as a support worker and a bachelor’s degree in fine art, Laura heads up Personalised’s group art programs to share her dual passions by helping participants embrace their creative freedom and self-expression.

Holly Graham

Holly Graham

Zen Energiser Bunny

As a key support to Personalised’s management team, Holly is a mixture of naughty and nice: an amazing chef who specialises in treats that are healthy, a high-octane personal trainer who directs her energy into teaching low-impact Pilates, and a support worker whose bubbly personality is further buoyed by the joy she gets from helping to facilitate the growth and development of those who need it most.

George Giannikos

George Giannikos

Team Coach & Problem-Solver

Seeing the improvements good support workers made to his siblings with ASD, the disability sector was always a natural fit for George. After several years delivering disability supports inside and outside the family home, George now works as a team coach – inducting new members of the Personalised team and helping staff at all levels of experience to work through the challenges they encounter in the course of their work.

 

FERNANDO BERGHELLA

Fernando Berghella

Director – The Yin

The disability sector has been Fernando’s main focus from the very start of his working life. Having undertaken studies in Exercise Physiology and worked with a wide range of clients for more than a decade, he founded Personalised Support Systems (Personalised) on a wealth of knowledge, bringing to the organisation a person-centred approach to care that is highly valued by all the families this business organisation serves.

Matthew Aubry

Matthew Aubry

Director – The Yang

Matthew redirected his career path to youth and disability supports after witnessing his mother’s joy from working in this sector. Bolstering his experience with studies in youth work, he established his own disability service before collaborating then officially joining forces with Fernando under the Personalised banner. Even while juggling operational responsibilities, Matthew loves to support participants and watch how they transform once a quality system is built around them.

Bec Garita

Bec Garita

Bubbly General Manager

Drawing on her experience as sister to a sibling living with a disability, Bec has quickly made a number of roles her own: from support worker to support coordinator and, now, a core member of Personalised’s management team. Bec’s administrative, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills are second to none, as is her passion for creating opportunities for participants to experience new interests and further the hobbies they love.

Daniel Chen

Daniel Chen

Head of 1:1 Support & Martial Arts Prodigy

Daniel (“Chenny”) loves the value support work can bring in making a difference to participants from all walks of life, as well as their families. Daniel gets the greatest satisfaction from seeing a participant grow in self efficacy through the assistance of their support workers, and relishes the opportunities he gets to explore strategies in this endeavour as a senior Team Leader for Personalised.

 

Joseph Primerano

Joseph Primerano

Head of Health & Wellbeing – Ex-Phys Expert

After working in Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning, Joseph found the disability sector an unexpected fit for his Exercise Physiology qualifications. He now relishes his one-on-one work with clients living with a disability. Seeing a smile on their faces and helping them improve their quality of life through exercise has made his role with Personalised Support Systems less of a job and more of a rewarding and exciting way of life.

Maurice Walters

Maurice Walters

Head of Group Programs – The Maestro

Maurice combines his passion for music with more than 16 years’ experience working across various roles in the disability sector. The scope of his experience ranges from education support at special needs schools through one-on-one support work, camp and group leadership, mentorship, and specialised program development. Maurice’s holistic approach, communication, organisational skills, and knowledge allow him to provide participants and families quality services and a meaningful experience for our community.

George Giannikos

George Giannikos

Team Coach & Problem-Solver

Seeing the improvements good support workers made to his siblings with ASD, the disability sector was always a natural fit for George. After several years delivering disability supports inside and outside the family home, George now works as a team coach – inducting new members of the Personalised team and helping staff at all levels of experience to work through the challenges they encounter in the course of their work.

 

Peter De Weijer

Peter De Weijer

Music Phenomenon

From eagerly playing recorder and xylophone as a 6-year-old in the Netherlands, Peter’s musical prowess has, thankfully, expanded quite a bit over the years! Armed with youth work experience and a Social Science degree, he “accidentally” found himself in Australia, where he soon found a new passion working in the disability sector. Combining his two passions, Peter now develops modified group music programs aimed at people with a disability.

Laura Garita

Laura Garita

Art Guru

Laura has experienced both a home life with support workers coming and going, and the challenges and rewards of helping a loved one living with a disability achieve their goals. Combining this background with several years as a support worker and a bachelor’s degree in fine art, Laura heads up Personalised’s group art programs to share her dual passions by helping participants embrace their creative freedom and self-expression.

Jacinta Marasco

Jacinta Marasco

Performing Arts Star

Jacinta has vast experience in devising, implementing, and teaching successful performing arts programs, as well as an extensive background in performance across both stage and screen in Australia and overseas. Through the performing arts program she is heading up for Personalised, Jacinta looks to support her participants in developing their own creative voice, as they find expression, creativity, and connection in a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Holly Graham

Holly Graham

Zen Energiser Bunny

As a key support to Personalised’s management team, Holly is a mixture of naughty and nice: an amazing chef who specialises in treats that are healthy, a high-octane personal trainer who directs her energy into teaching low-impact Pilates, and a support worker whose bubbly personality is further buoyed by the joy she gets from helping to facilitate the growth and development of those who need it most.

Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites

Team Leader & Master Chef

Growing up with a younger brother who has ASD, and eventually becoming his primary carer, Daniel decided to venture into the disability sector to help other individuals living with a disability maximise the joy in their lives. As a senior Team Leader, he shares his considerable experience with Personalised’s support workers to ensure all of the special people they care for are treated and seen as equal.

 

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