Our Organisation

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Kalparrin is a highly personable organisation, which focuses on developing caring and supportive relationships.

Founded by mothers of children with disabilities and developmental delays Kalparrin has never lost sight of the reason it was formed and has over the years built a service which offers exceptional outcomes, outstanding services and continuous innovation.

Its highly qualified and experienced staff constantly goes beyond the ‘call of duty’ to meet the needs of the families they serve.

Kalparrin is staffed with a diverse team of allied health and early childhood professionals all of whom carry qualifications as either Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Dieticians, Psychologists, or Early Education Teachers. A qualified and experienced management and administration team oversees the day to day operations of the organisation.

The organisation’s governance is overseen by a voluntary, yet highly experienced Board of Management of 11 members.

Our operation is funded through fees from the National Disability Insurance Scheme, through other government funding sources; through philanthropic organisations, community service organisations and numerous grants programs. Most importantly Kalparrin is a not for profit organisation and all of our operating surpluses go back into the growth and improvement of our diverse programs and services

With 42 years experience in supporting families in Melbourne’s North East region, Kalparrin is proudly considered a leading provider in the early childhood intervention and family support services and is deeply committed to its Mission, Vision and Values as detailed below.

Our Mission

To support children and young people with additional needs to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

Exceptional Services – Empowered Families – Engaged Communities – Optimal Outcomes

Our 2020 Vision

Kalparrin becomes Victoria’s premium early childhood intervention service

Our Values

Kalparrin holds to the following values:

Integrity

We value honesty, sincerity and fairness in all we say and do

Empowerment

We value empowering others with the skills they need

Excellence

We value setting high standards and doing our best

Collaboration

We value working together to achieve optimal outcomes

Community

We value the importance of community in achieving our goals

Accountability

We value that we can be relied upon and accountable for our work

Caring

We value caring about and supporting each other

Diversity

We value the strengths that come through diversity

Reliability

We value keeping our promises and meeting  expectations

Reputation

We value earning and upholding an outstanding reputation