Adventure Outdoors with the NDIS

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Why choose us?

An adventure alternative in disability support...

GAS is a well established name in Outdoor Education and Tourism, recently achieving 5 consecutive years of excellence and an inclusion in Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame. Starting small in the field of disability support, GAS has been providing support to a small number of clients for 18 months. With new staff on board, GAS is excited to announce a range of opportunities for people of all abilities to adventure outdoors.

We just gained accredition by QIP/Quality Innovation Performance against the Human Service Standards, they said:

Client and stakeholder feedback indicates that GAS is held in high esteem as a provider of adventure experiences, and provides a respectful tailored program.” - QIP

 

Disability Supports:

Outdoor Life (Adults)

A weekly social group where every week brings a new adventure (bushwalking, cycling, orienteering, rock climbing, mountain bike riding, abseiling), More details...

Friday 10am, starting from Oct 12th. 

 

Outdoor Club (Youth)

After school adventure club that always includes nature, adventure and group fun, More details...

Wednesday 3:30pm / Saturday 10:00am, starting from Oct 10th 

 

Individual Adventure Support

Adventure guiding, instruction and/or assistance to participate in outdoor recreation, More details...

By appointment. 

 

Equine Assisted Learning

Basic horsemanship, adventure packages and mindfulness with horses, More details...

Monday and Saturday by appointment. 

 

Adventure Based Counselling

Individual or group counselling that also includes nature connection, physical activity and an element of adventure, More details...

By appointment.

 

September School Holiday Program

Fun filled days adventuring in the outdoors. All children welcome. Beginner to expert catered for. Focus on skill development, fun and social inclusion, More details...

September 24—28. 

 

Accessing GAS programs.

Shoot us an email or give us a call.

Tell us:

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Contact details
  • Interests
  • Support needs
 

 Contact Us:

 Contact: Jeremy on 0499 217 990

 Or send us an email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Need extra assistance? Enlist the help of a local advocate.

 Other languages: If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone GAS on 0499 217 990. Our business hours are 9am – 5.00pm.

 

Program Costs: NDIS line-items/prices

 Core Support Items: *Price
Group based- Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities- weekdays 1:2  $26.96/hr
Group based- Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities- weekdays 1:3  $19.90/hr
Group based- Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities- Saturdays 1:2  $37.39/hr
Group based- Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities- Sarturdays 1:3  $27.60/hr
Assistance to access community, social and rec activities- individual- weekdays  $48.14/hr
Assistance to access community, social and rec activities- individual- Saturday  $66.17/hr
Assistance to access community, social and rec activities- individual complex needs- weekdays  $49.63/hr
Assistance to access community, social and rec activities- individual complex needs - Saturday  $68.85/hr

 

 Capacity Building Support Items:  
Increased social and community participation- Skills  Development In a Group (of 2 or more)  $28.66/hr
Increased social and community participation- Individual Skill Development and Training   $57.32/hr
Personal Training  $55.72/hr
Individual Counselling  $152.95/hr
Group Counselling (1:3)  $59.76/hr

*These are dependent on the participant's level of support required to actively participate as well as ensuring safety and wellbeing. Contact us if you only qualify for other support items, we can do others. 

 

Who are the instructors?

Jeremy & Shelley Wright are a husband and wife team. Both are Prep–12 qualified teachers, registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), they have many years experience guiding groups and individuals in the outdoors...read more in About Us

Notably, Jeremy taught and coordinated the Outdoor & Environmental Studies program at Christian College for 12 years before starting GAS in 2013.

Shelley has worked in education, mental health, disability, youth work and counselling and in addition to a Teaching degree has a Masters degree in Experiential Learning & Development/ Bush Adventure Therapy and a 2nd Masters degree in Counselling.

 

GAS Charter of Rights and Responsibilities

PARTICIPANT RIGHTS

  • Have full information about service options and freedom to make your own choices.
  • Have access to nature and a range of outdoor adventure pursuits.
  • To receive a written plan/agreement regarding services provided.
  • Reliable, coordinated, safe, high quality services which are appropriate to your needs, goals, interests and wishes.
  • Being treated with dignity and respect and without discrimination, abuse, harassment or neglect.
  • Have support that is respectful of you that builds on your individual strengths and interests.
  • Respect for your cultural and religious practices, and to keep the language of your choice, without discrimination.
  • To be provided with culturally safe services that recognize and respond to the particular needs of your diverse, cultural, linguistic and religious background.
  • Personal privacy. Access to personal files held by GASTSI Flag
  • To provide feedback and complain and to take action to resolve disputes.
  • To have access to an advocate.
  • To be free from fear of repercussions for taking action to obtain your rights.
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PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To contribute to setting goals and planning activities.
  • To ask questions if you are unsure about services or strategies.
  • To provide feedback about services and supports, and if you have a concern, to raise it with GAS staff or managemetn.
  • To pay for services provided.
  • To treat others with courtesy and respect, including social media use.
  • To respect the privacy and confidentially of others in verbal conversations and on social media.
  • Where appropriate, to accept personal responsibility for your actions and choices.

 

Feedback, complaints and disputes

If the Participant wishes to give the Provider feedback, the Participant can talk to Jeremy Wright (GAS owner) on 0499 217 990.

If the Participant is not happy with the provision of supports and wishes to make a complaint, the Participant can talk to (above contact) or fill out a Feedback/Complaint Form in the enrolment pack.

If the Participant is not satisfied or does not want to talk to this person above, they can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and another staff member will contact them. Alternatively, the Participant can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency by calling 1800 800 110, visiting one of their offices in person, or visiting ndis.gov.au for further information.

 

We’re hiring...

Love the outdoors? …want to work for a new and very different disability service in Geelong?

Casual positions are available for disability support workers, to work alongside facilitators on adventure based programs. Must be flexible with availability, including weekends and out-of-business hours.

Requirements: JobAd1

  • Must be fit and active
  • Love the outdoors
  • Friendly & easy going
  • Have initiative and be able to think on your feet
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Cert IV in Disability (or equivalent)  
  • Have experience in disability and activities like hiking, mountain biking, climbing, etc, preferred.

Send a CV and cover letter ASAP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or call Jeremy on 0499 217 990