Team Category: Support Coordinators

Tina Augustin

Aji Tina Agustin is one of our Support Coordinators, and has worked at DCA for 4 years. She has worked in a variety of different roles – including DES Administration/Reception, HR Assistant, and Support Coordinator.

Tina is qualified in both Auslan and Business Management, working hard with clients and participants who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or have complex health and social needs.

Working across her roles in the organisation has meant she has skills across stakeholder management, including working with Child Protection, Specialists, and Therapists. She also has skills in advocacy, working with Job Access, and finding Specialist Education providers. 

Tina loves seeing the result if she can empower and make a difference in her participants’ life.

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    Mei Li

    Mei Li is one of our Support Coordinators, and has worked at DCA since 2021. She has worked previously as an Auslan Tutor in June 2021, and joined our NDIS Support Coordination Team in July 2022.

    Mei has been involved with the deaf community, volunteering in the Melbourne Deaflympics and playgroups – and worked as a support worker within the Deaf Community. 

    As a hard of hearing person, her experiences have taught her invaluable skills. Mei is fluent in Mandarin, Auslan, English, and also understands some mainland Chinese Sign Language.

    Mei helps Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, and people with complex health needs, to access the support they need to live their lives.

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      Jo Michael

      Jo joined Deaf Children Australia 5 years ago and has worked as a Marketer & Employment Consultant for Sign for Work and joined the NDIS Services team 1 year ago as Intake & Claims Officer, supporting families with their referrals and enquiries.

      Jo has extensive customer service and administration experience, and her friendly and warm nature has seen her support Deaf, Hard of Hearing and all ability Clients & Participants which she enjoys immensely.

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        Victor Belousov

        Victor Belousov is one of our Support Coordinators, who has been working with our team since 2019. Victor has past experience working as both a support worker for DCA, and has an IT Degree from Monash University.

        As part of his role, Victor enjoys having the opportunity to meet new people every day – and works to give participants the access they need to make their lives easier, so they can achieve great things.

        Victor aims to bring his experiences as a support worker with a strong IT background to the team, helping them where possible to achieve their desired outcomes.

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          Kayla Trinder-Scacco

          Kayla Trinder-Scacco is one of our Support Coordinators, and began working with our team in 2022. She has experienced firsthand the struggles that deaf people can face, and is driven to help people overcome barriers using the NDIS as a tool – creating a pathway to bring more equality into the world.

          One of Kayla’s main goals is to ensure that all participants are satisfied with what they have – in addition to being satisfied with the opportunities we can bring to them to live a fulfilling lifestyle.

          Kayla hopes to show everyone that having a disability does not prevent you from achieving what you aspire to be. Her main drive to succeed is seeing all of the smiles on her participant’s happy faces, as she is able to support them to reach their goals.

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            Melissa Connor

            Melissa is one of our Support Coordinators, with experience in providing support work, deaf interpreting, and translation work for deaf and HoH refugees.

            Melissa joined DCA’s Support Coordination team in 2020. Her role includes capacity building, services implementation, and budget training. She also specialises in Administration and Time Management skills, Financial Services, and Disability supports.

            Melissa also knows five different sign languages – including Auslan, BSL, Arabic Sign Language, Cued Speech, and International Sign Language.

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