About Liz Collier
Liz Collier works for National Disability Services as the Project Lead for the Zero Tolerance Initiative.
Zero Tolerance is a national initiative that supports organisations to address abuse, neglect and violence toward people with disability in services. In her role Liz has led the development of training resources for direct support workers and supervisors. She has been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel the country speaking to people with disability, support workers and supervisors about safety in partnership with advocacy organisations VALID and Inclusion Australia.
Liz has worked with people with disability in a range of roles for the past twelve years. The majority of this time was spent in direct support and supervisor roles, including setting up new services in Melbourne and Darwin.
Liz is currently undertaking a Master of Disability – Policy and Practice and has completed a Certificate IV in Disability and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has developed and delivered training for people with disability and support workers, undertaken project work and spent a short but magical time in advocacy.
Liz believes strongly that people with disability and support workers should be involved in the development of resources that are made for them, and works to make sure that this happens as part of her role at NDS. She is excited to bring NDS’s new video resources to the Support Worker Conference as she talks about Recognising Restrictive Practices.