IPS WORKS Team
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Cassie MacDonald

IPS Program Manager

Cassie has ten years’ experience working in the employment field. Her previous roles include working as a Disability Employment Consultant with PEP Community Services, Disability Employment Consultant, IPS Employment Specialist and then Business Manager with MAX Employment.

Cassie joined the IPS WORKS team as an IPS Support and Evaluation officer in early 2017. She was responsible for providing technical support and assistance to sites involved in the headspace IPS Youth trial, fee-for-service and partnerships to implement evidence-based employment services into their organisations. Cassie also completed fidelity reviews and assisted sites to create action plans from reviews to increase employment opportunities for individuals in the community experiencing mental health.

 In August 2019, Cassie moved into the role of IPS Program Manager and now oversees the IPS WORKS team and all IPS programs within WAAMH.  Cassie believes in employment as a basic right that all members of community should have access to, she is responsible for the strategic direction and advocating for greater funding and access to IPS services.

She holds a Diploma of Community Services, a Diploma of Children’s Services, a Bachelor of Social Science and has undertaken IPS Leadership Training from the IPS Employment Centre at the Rockville Institute, Westat (formerly Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Centre).

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Roshani Shrestha

Senior IPS Support and Evaluation Officer

Roshani works in the IPS WORKS team providing technical support and mentoring to the organisations implementing or wanting to implement the evidence-based supported employment. This includes helping organisation identify suitable pathway of either partnering with another organisaiton or integrating IPS program within their own organisaiton, training the practitioners about IPS, individual mentoring and supervision, conducting fidelity reviews, creating and implementing actions plans to increase the employment outcomes for individuals accessing the IPS program.

Roshani has over eight years in the mental health and disability sector including employment services. Prior to joining IPS WORKS, Roshani was a Candidate Manager for Disability Employment Services (DES). Her other roles includes IPS Employment Specialist, Telecross Officer and Lifestyle and Social Educator for people with intellectual and physical disability.

Her qualifications include a Diploma in Community Services, a Bachelor of Applied Social Science, and a Certificate IV in Mental Health. She has also completed IPS Practitioner Skills Course and IPS Leadership Training from the IPS Employment Centre at the Rockville Institute ,Westat (formerly Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Centre).

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Ken Dinsdale

IPS Support and Evaluation Officer

Ken has over 9 years’ experience working in employment services in various roles in job active and tertiary education settings assisting people to gain meaningful employment. Ken also worked as an IPS Vocational Specialist from January 2017 - September 2019 for headspace and hopes to use his experience gained from this role to assist new and existing headspace sites to reach an exemplary level of fidelity within the IPS program.

Prior to working in Employment Services, Ken completed a Diploma in IT and Networking as well as a Cert IV in Small Business and went on to successfully run a local IT business for 12 years helping business’ and residents with their IT issues.

Ken has undertaken IPS Leadership Training from the IPS Employment Centre at the Rockville Institute ,Westat (formerly Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Centre).

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Diane Moe

IPS Support and Evaluation Officer

Diane works with the IPS Works team providing technical support and mentoring to organisations/employment specialist implementing IPS. She was formerly a Disability Employment Specialist and an IPS Employment Specialist co-located with Adult Mental Health Services.

Diane has extensive experience working in the youth, mental health and employment services sectors dedicated to supporting individuals find creative and productive solutions to issues with housing, employment and health/wellbeing.

Diane’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Social Work, Certificate IV in Employment Services and a Certificate IV in Career Development. Diane has undertaken IPS Leadership Training from the IPS Employment Centre at the Rockville Institute , Westat (formerly Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Centre). 

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Corey Dwyer

IPS Support and Evaluation Officer

Before joining IPS WORKS as a Support and Evaluation officer, Corey worked in employment services for several years before moving on to Disability Employment Services. He facilitated the rollout and implementation of the ParentsNext pilot program, after which he transitioned to the IPS program as a Vocational specialist at headspace before moving on to become the Senior vocational specialist. Corey’s experience includes working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds with multiple mental health challenges.

Corey holds a Bachelor degree in Human Services, Cert IV in Training and Assessment & Cert IV in Education Support. Corey has undertaken IPS Leadership Training from the IPS Employment Centre at the Rockville Institute , Westat (formerly Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Centre).