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Inclusive Sport SA Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Inclusive Sport SA is pleased to introduce two new staff members who have joined the ISSA team, Jessica Howe and Esther Bechara. Jessica and Esther both join the Behaviour Support SA team as Behaviour Support Practitioners, delivering Positive Behaviour Support and our other therapy services alongside our Developmental Educator Chloe Jarvis.

Jessica Howe

Jessica has a background in psychology with experience in Functional Behavioural Analysis, Positive Behaviour Support and is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Flinders University. She is passionate about working alongside individuals and their carers to support inclusion within their communities and reach their goals. Jessica works with clients in an understanding and encouraging manner to develop a safe therapeutic relationship, as this is fundamental in moving towards positive change, tailoring her approach to the individual needs and goals of each client When not working Jessica loves to spend her free time with her pack of Chihuahuas called Vaydah, Gimli and Chase.

Esther Bechara

Esther has a background in psychology and counselling, with training and experience across Applied Behavioural Analysis, Functional Behavioural Assessment, Positive Behaviour Support, Rehabilitation Counselling, previously working for The Benevolent Society before joining the ISSA team. She is dedicated to providing education and support for clients, their families, and teachers, and is passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their social, emotional, and physical goals, so they can engage with all aspects of life, and live life to the fullest. A busy mother of four teenagers, Esther and her dog Danae also recently gained their accreditation as a Pet Therapy team. Outside of work, Esther enjoys writing music and playing the piano, when she is not having fun with her family.

“The addition of Jessica and Esther to our Behaviour Support SA team brings greater capability for the delivery of services that support our participants and their families in these uncertain times and beyond,” said Inclusive Sport SA CEO, John Cranwell. “Building on the great inroads being made by Chloe and under the Clinical Supervision of General Manager of Services, Bianca Dubois, I am excited to see what the next year brings for BSSA as we expand services and utilise online technology to support even more South Australian families, particularly those living in regional locations.”

If you would like to learn more about Behaviour Support SA and the services they offer, please see their dedicated web page HERE.

To get in touch with the BSSA team about accessing services please call 08 8122 6733 or email therapy@inclusivesportsa.com.au