Ascend Health

We are passionate about empowering people and the community

Team Sunshine Coast

Our extensive training means Ascend is able to give health professionals a high level of autonomy, trusting them to decide how best to care for our members. With the assistance of our custom built cloud technology, we've eliminated many of the manual administrative tasks that prevent information flowing between your support workers and your therapist.

Meet our Sunshine Coast team

Team Leader

Our Team Leader coordinates a team of local support workers to ensure we deliver high-quality support to our members. Their role includes training new support workers, communicating with the members in their areas, providing weekly training, and sharing information with out therapists.

Support Workers

Core to Ascend’s unparalleled standards of service is a commitment to employ only university students dedicated to studying health therapies as disability support workers/carers. Our experienced Team Leader supports these dedicated young students to bring a higher standard of care for people with disabilities.

Caitlyn Konners is one of Ascend Health's friendly support workers and Team Leaders.

Caitlyn Konners (Caity)

Team Leader

My name is Caity and I'm an Occupational Therapy student at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I work a dual role as both Support Worker and Team Leader for the Sunshine Coast team of Ascend Health. I am a passionate carer, with a particular interest in promoting participation and engagement for my members. I love getting outdoors with walks and activities around the coast and I never shy away from trying a new activity or challenge.

Chloe Vance

Jessica Broomhead is one of Ascend Health's friendly support workers and Team Leaders.

Jessica (Jess) Broomhead

Jessica Marchbank is one of Ascend Health's friendly support workers and Team Leaders.

Jessica March

Sara-Elise (Sara) Aksnes

Shaylin Campbell

See what Team Sunshine Coast get up to

Our team of support workers look for ways to help our members become more active in their community and to build their social networks. This is all part of our goal of helping people to become more independent. Our team in Sunshine Coast know their local area well, and based on their members interests, will regularly take day trips to places like:

  • Sunshine Coast Plaza

  • Beach access at Alexandra Headlands accessible beach or alternate surrounding beaches

  • Surfing with Sunshine Coast Disabled Surfers Association

  • Sealife Aquarium

  • Community access to cafes and parks

  • Group or individual fitness classes

  • Aqua Duck Adventures

  • Beach walks along accessible boardwalks

  • HYPAR Wild Outdoor Adventures

  • Kawana Shopping World

  • Whale Watching from Noosa

  • Freedom Studios Art Classes

  • Event Cinemas

  • The Wharf, Mooloolaba

  • The Big Pineapple

  • Australia Zoo

  • Wildlife HQ

  • Aussie World Theme Park

  • All Abilities Accessible Playgrounds in Landsborough, Currimundi, and Alexandra Headlands

  • Pool access at Aquatic Centres across the coast

  • The Ginger Factory

  • Bushwalking at Noosa National Park and Mary Cairncross

  • Sailing with Sailability

  • Caloundra Sunday markets

  • Eumundi Wednesday and Saturday markets

  • Strike Bowling and Mini Golf

  • Equine Therapy at Riding for the Disabled (Noosa or Redcliffe)

  • Amaze World

If you're interested in learning more, then contact Ascend Health Group on 1800 573 116.

Our support workers can help with...

Physical Activity
Community Participation

...and much more!

Team Sunshine Coast covers the suburbs of Alexandra Headland - Aroona - Bald Knob - Balmoral Ridge - Banya - Baringa - Battery Hill - Beerburrum - Beerwah - Belli - Belli Park - Bells Creek - Birtinya - Black Mountain - Bli Bli - Bokarina - Booroobin - Boreen Point - Boynside - Bridges - Buddina - Buderim - Burnett Downs - Burnside - Caloundra - Caloundra West - Cambroon - Castaways Beach - Chevallum - Coes Creek - Conondale - Coochin Creek - Coolabine - Cooloolabin - Coolum - Coolum Beach - Cooran - Cooroibah - Cooroy - Cooroy Mountain - Cootharaba - Cotton Tree - Crohamhurst - Curramore - Currimundi - Diamond Valley - Dicky Beach - Diddillibah - Doonan - Dulong - Eerwah Vale - Eudlo - Eumundi - Federal - Flaxton - Forest Glen - Gheerulla - Glass House Mountains - Glenview - Golden Beach - Harper Creek - Highworth - Hunchy - Ilkley - Image Flat - Kawana Island - Kawana Waters - Kenilworth - Kiamba - Kidaman Creek - Kiels Mountain - Kin Kin - Kings Beach - Kulangoor - Kuluin - Kunda Park - Kureelpa - Lake Macdonald - Landers Shoot - Landsborough - Little Mountain - Maleny - Mapleton - Marcoola - Marcus Beach - Maroochy River - Maroochydore - Meridan Plains - Minyama - Moffat Beach - Mons - Montville - Mooloolaba - Mooloolah - Mooloolah Valley - Mount Coolum - Mount Mellum - Mountain Creek - Mudjimba - Nambour - Ninderry - Nirimba - Noosa Heads - Noosa North Shore - Noosa Sound - Noosa Springs - Noosa Waters - Noosaville - North Arm - North Maleny - North Shore - Obi Obi - Pacific Paradise - Palmview - Palmwoods - Parklands - Parrearra - Peachester - Pelican Waters - Peregian Beach - Peregian Springs - Perwillowen - Pinbarren - Point Arkwright - Pomona - Reesville - Ridgewood - Ringtail Creek - Rosemount - Shelly Beach - Sippy Downs - Sunrise Beach - Sunshine Beach - Tanawha - Teewah - Tewantin - Tinbeerwah - Towen Mountain - Twin Waters - Valdora - Verrierdale - Warana - West Woombye - Weyba Downs - Witta - Woombye - Wurtulla - Yandina - Yandina Creek - Yaroomba

Increase your capacity with Ascend

Your support services are designed to address your unique goals and want you to feel comfortable with your ongoing support needs. We arrange an initial meet-and-greet between all our new clients and potential students until you find the right support worker for you.

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