Staff Profiles: Rowner
As the Support Planner for our Ageing Well service, Rowner is a familiar and friendly face to the many Deaf and hard of hearing seniors we support every day.
Rowner's journey to working with the Deaf community began when "a dear, dear friend" taught her to sign, and then by chance a job arose at Sign On Employment, the former job service housed at Deaf Services.
"It's been a whirlwind, but I have enjoyed the ride ever since!" Rowner says.
Rowner works to develop and implement support for every client's individual needs, allowing them to live independently in the community.
Rowner counts the variety and fast-paced nature of her role as something she particularly enjoys. As a part-time university student and parent of six children, Rowner certainly has time management down to a fine art.
"No two days are ever the same, and I love it!" she says. "I thoroughly enjoy the client contact and problem solving: identifying a need and finding a solution."
Rowner's work can range from meeting with clients and their families through to collaborating with stakeholders and other service providers through to managing the day-to-day logistics of a complex and ever-evolving service.
Rowner says her vision for the future is being able to providing world-class support for Ageing Well clients in all living situations, finding "a happy medium between what's realistic and what's a workable solution."
Ageing Well improves the quality of life, independence and personal well-being of Deaf and hard of hearing seniors through supporting their daily activities, encouraging social participation, community connectedness and ensuring their environmental safety. Find out more HERE.