Kavita Shiyani

Kavita Shiyani
Continence Nurse Specialist & Advisor | NDIS SSC | CEO
Kaya, Namaste, Hello. I am Kavita! I am the CEO of CaptainK Supports and Cares, which operates as Independent NDIS Coordination service, NDIS and in-home care, General and Complex nursing care across Perth, Northam, York, Bullsbrook and Chittering regions of WA and Melbourne. I am a Curtin University graduate nurse with over 15 years of experience in Aged care, Acute care, and disability nursing care. I am a hardworking, compassionate, and caring nurse whose passion is constantly making a difference in the lives of people in need. I value diversity in our Australian multicultural society and love to work with people coming from various diverse backgrounds. I believe in humanity that is beyond any border, religion, culture, and backgrounds.
Specialist skills: Disability
  • Psychosocial disability
  • ABI
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Autism
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
My Values
  • Generosity
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Inclusion
Nursing Skills
  • Medical surgical nursing
  • ICU Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Aged care Nursing
My Strengths
  • Strong work ethics
  • Independence
  • Teamwork
  • Spirituality
  • My family
  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
My Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Post Grad Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Grad Cert (Continence Nursing) – Holywood Hospital
My Passions
I am a family-oriented person and deeply passionate about helping people uplift their lives. I have two lovely children whom I love spending family time with. My hobbies include drawing, reading, travelling, eating Indian vegetarian curries and sweets. I also like to help people in need be it monetary or emotionally to the best of my capacity. My values and attitudes that underpin my work include empowerment, engagement and transparency in my supports that help people to be what they want to be and to live the life that they want to live in their own way through maximizing choices.
My Professional Journey
I started my journey in the disability industry after migrating to Australia working as Nursing Assistant at Paraplegic Quadriplegic Centre Shenton Park, Perth. I worked here for over 2.5 yrs. looking after people with complex diverse disabilities related to spinal cord injury like paraplegia and quadriplegia, Multiple Sclerosis, ABI, and Mental health related Psychosocial disabilities. There after I joined aged care nursing whereby, I worked for over 2.5yrs as a Registered Nurse further giving me exposure and introduction to the geriatric’s world with its own complexities like Dementia, Chronic cancer, and complex wound dressings.

After working in Aged Care sector, I finally decided to take a jump to Acute world and started my journey at Armadale Health service as a Medical surgical nurse and worked there for 2 years after which I moved to St John of God Hospital Midland closer to my new home. I have been working with St John of God Midland Hospital since then across various settings such as Medical-surgical, ICU, Emergency Ward, Rehabilitation and Short Stay Units for Day procedures. I take pride in myself with over a decade of experience in Health Care settings as a Registered Nurse.

Having a lived experience with family members with intellectual disability and seeing family members struggling and battling mental health has always been a part of my life’s journey and has always kept me engaged with the sector and perhaps understand it more better.

With the introduction of NDIS in WA and being new to it at the hospital settings as well, I was fascinated and inspired to learn more about the NDIS world and the scheme to see what it has to offer for people with disabilities. I stepped into NDIS world and started my new journey as a Specialist Support Coordinator to later being promoted to a Manager of Support Coordination role. I have not looked back since then and have constantly kept striving forward in my career!

Please visit My profile on LinkedIn to read about my journey till date!