Johanna Malcolm (Ng) is a neurodivergent AASW (Australian Association of Social Work) accredited social worker and has been a Social Work eductor at Flinders University since 2012. She has been navigating the NDIS since its inception and has been a suport coordinator for the last 8 years. She is passionate about empowering people to take control of their own lives whilst being there to walk alongside them , sharing their journey.
Johanna’s commitment as a social worker is to the empowerment of individuals, families, groups, and communities. She has experience working with Autistic adults and children, coordinating social skills groups for Autistic adults and children, facilitating workshops for professionals and parents focusing upon navigating the NDIS, working with Autistic adults and children, facilitating support groups, family support, community development, community services training development, supervision and volunteer training and coordination.
Johanna has been a Social Work educator and field supervisor at both the University of Tasmania and Flinders University. She currently runs day retreats for carers, professionals, and Autistic adults to take time out to explore their values, learn self-compassion and gain ACT skills which they can use in their daily life. She also runs workshops for the AASW sharing her lived experience of being neurodivergent, parenting neurodivergent children and applying ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) practices with neurodivergent groups and individuals.
Bachelor of Nursing
Master of Social Work
Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Topic coordinator SOAD 2013 Groups and Communities
Topic coordinator SOAD 9226 Social Work with Groups and Communities
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