About Us

Working Together is responsible for supporting FACS disability staff through the implementation of a range of disability sector reforms across NSW.

We are responsible for providing:

  • the most up-to-date news, information and resources on the transition and transfer of FACS disability services to the non-government sector
  • the information and support you require to enhance your confidence in your own futures
  • supporting managers on how to engage and support their staff
  • responding to your individual queries sent via the Working Together inbox on the disability sector reforms, as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is implemented in NSW.
How we do this

We liaise with numerous teams across FACS who are completing the detailed planning and implementation of the NDIS in NSW. This gives us access to the most accurate information from the experts in the field.

Meet the Team

We are a small but diverse team coming from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences. We are:

Michelle, Director of the Working Together Team, also began her career as a psychologist, working mostly in child protection and out of home care policy.  Michelle wants Working Together to be the team you can rely on for information about the reforms. Michelle loves to travel with her husband and teenage kids, and when there is time enjoys reading and gardening.

The team describes Michelle as witty, knowledgeable and considerate.

Leone, a Manager of the Working Together team, has worked in ADHC central office since 2007 in a variety of roles. She has high level skills in communications, stakeholder engagement, networking and just getting things done. In Working Together she manages the website and projects that are supporting FACS disability staff to envision their future after ADHC. Leone loves travelling (she’s recently spent 2 ½ months in Africa), friends and writing.

The team describes Leone as passionate, adventurous and knowledgeable.

 Alouette, recently joined the Working Together team as a Senior Project Officer, is a social worker who has worked in various areas of ADHC including Senior Case Manager and Manager Access for CST. She is responsible for maintaining Your Stories, the Working Together website as well as being involved in other projects and initiatives. Outside of work Alouette enjoys travelling, her pet dog and cat and, working on home renovations.

The team describes Alouette as friendly and passionate about good coffee.

Michael, a Project Officer in Working Together, has worked in various teams such as human resources, ministerial support and service delivery. He is responsible for responding to incoming inquiries in the Working Together inbox and assisting with the Working Together website. Michael is known to be sneaker collector and a gym junkie.

The team describes Michael as resilient, resourceful and helpful.

Sezin, a Senior Policy Officer of the Working Together team, has worked in ADHC central office for many years on various statewide projects such as the implementation of the School Leaver process for students wanting to access Day Program and Voluntary Out-of-Home Care across ADHC to reduce drift in care of children and young people.  Sezin is a restless soul who loves to travel off the beaten track and has recently discovered a love for her ancestral village in a forgotten corner in the Mediterranean.

The team describes Sezin as curious and funny.

Rose, recently joined the Working Together team as a Project Officer. She has been with ADHC CO for just over two years but has worked in a number of different areas, including opportunities in the Office of the Secretary and NDIS Implementation. Her current focus is the Working Together inbox, coordinating responses to staff seeking information and support specific to their individual situation. Rose is also developing new skills updating and maintaining the Working Together website.

Rose enjoys travel, friends and her cat – Diego Rivera.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. If you have any feedback or a query for the inbox you can submit it online or email us directly on workingtogether@facs.nsw.gov.au

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