Jo Landwehr is leading Wimmera UnitingCare with the roll-out and expansion of our NDIS related programs in the Ararat and Pyrenees region.
Ms Landwehr is currently Wimmera UnitingCare’s Program Leader of Mental Health Community Support Service in the Ararat office and has big goals for the NDIS.
“I’m aiming to provide as much information and support to people in the local community and surrounding towns as possible,” she said.
“It’s a new and different way for people with a disability to be supported, so it’s going to take all of us some time to understand how it can directly assist those in need.”
“In the next six months I’m hoping the local people will know more about our Wimmera UnitingCare office and staff in Ararat and how we can assist them.”
Ms Landwehr has an extensive history working in the field of disability. She worked with a large state-wide organisation for four years who provided disability and residential out of home care support.
“During my time there I got to meet and support children with a wide range of complex and challenging behaviours and get to know their families intimately,” she said.
Ms Landwehr has volunteered for numerous community organisations over the years including Big Brother Big Sister and the Red Cross where she supported young people.
“It was through my volunteer work that I decided to enter the community service field as I found my passion was helping and supporting people in my community,” she said.
Ms Landwehr has studied in the areas of Child & Family Intervention, Counselling, Client Assessment & Case Management and is currently studying a Diploma of Leadership & Management through Wimmera UnitingCare.
Ms Landwehr is very excited for the NDIS and is starting to implement the changes throughout Wimmera UnitingCare.
“I really enjoy working with Wimmera UnitingCare because their commitment and dedication to helping the community is fantastic and something great to be a part of.”