Meet Tanvi! Tanvi has been with Afea since 2015 – even before the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia – and is currently enjoying her role as Support Coordinator. With her deep knowledge of the NDIS, Tanvi assists her clients in finding the best services that align with their specific needs and goals in life.
Watch this short clip and keep reading to learn more about Tanvi.
How long have you been a Support Coordinator?
I started working as a Support Coordinator for Afea in July 2021.
When did you first join Afea?
I joined Afea in 2015. I started as a Coordinator back when our office was still in North Sydney. That was my first role but I’ve now worked in many roles within the organisation as I’m interested in growing and learning.
When the NDIS was rolled out in 2016, Afea transitioned from a care agency to a direct care services provider. I was the first Coordinator to manage NDIS clients; I was called an “NDIS Care Coordinator” then.
I took some time off after a year or so in the role and came back as a Client Intake Officer. I then moved on to a Care Manager role and as Team Leader of the Care Management team.
I went on maternity leave that was longer than usual, and Afea had to fill the Team Leader role. So I thought, Let me try something else. Now I’m helping our clients as a Support Coordinator.
What led you to Afea?
When I finished my studies in Nutrition & Dietetics, I wanted a job in the health sector. I was really lucky – Afea was my first application, and my first job. And I’m still here!
What’s the best thing about Afea?
The flexibility and the culture. I have to say, the culture has not changed since the day I started working here. Management is very accommodating and can be flexible with whatever you need and what suits you best as an employee.
From Day 1, Esha and Gaurav have been very supportive. They’re like my family outside of my immediate family.
I’m truly grateful for my entire journey here at Afea.
What is your proudest moment at Afea?
One of my clients has applied for Supported Independent Living twice and got rejected twice due to not having enough evidence. When I came on board as his Support Coordinator, I spent four months to get additional documentation and reports. We applied for a third time and finally got approved! I’m very proud of that and happy for our client as he was in emergency accommodation at the time and received minimum support. Now with SIL funding he can get the support he needs.
And now for the Fun Round…
What’s your favourite cuisine?
Thai & Vietnamese.
What’s your favourite dessert?
Sticky date pudding.
What is the best place you ever travelled to?
Croatia! Croatia is absolutely stunning and picturesque. The water on the coastline is crystal-clear and blue…no matter where you are in Croatia, it’s just beautiful!