Who are we?


Michael Jones

As the Executive Manager of Programs, Michael Jones brings a professional and innovative edge to the IPS WORKS team.  Michael has a strong background in human resources, leadership development and change management.  With substantial experience in the university and health sectors, Michael uses his "know how" to lead and inspire an enthusiastic team. 


Philleen Dickson

As the IPS Program Manager for IPS WORKS, Philleen Dickson is both passionate and committed to recovery orientated practice and bringing evidence-based supported employment to life.  In previous roles Philleen worked in the mental health sector as a consultant, advocate and trainer. She spent several years with a reputable national NGO provider in New Zealand before dedicating her main area of expertise to implementing Individual Placement and Support in WA and across Australia.

Philleen has been a high performing IPS employment specialist and supervisor having formally trained at Massey University as a social policy graduate. She is one of just a few IPS professionals in Australia having trained under the auspices of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Centre in evidence-based supported employment, fidelity and IPS leadership.


Kathryn Ashworth

Working in both the United Kingdom and Australia, Kathryn Ashworth extended her long standing career in disability employment to her current role as the IPS Program Officer. With a degree in Social Sciences coupled with extensive management experience, Kathryn has used her specialist skills to work at the forefront of IPS implementation in Western Australia. Kathryn strongly advocates that all people regardless of their personal support needs are afforded an equal platform to competitive employment. 

Kathryn managed and supervised the adoption of Individual Placement and Support model at Fremantle Hospital within the Early Intervention Psychosis team where she successfully led a team who worked with young adults aged 18-35 years to support their mental health recovery through employment. Since 2014, Kathryn has focused her work on providing exceptional IPS technical support services.

IPS WORKS includes the skills and expertise of a wider support team providing operational, communications and training support.

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