About Us

Hi and welcome to Posity! 

We are a leading provider of disability services for children, adolescents and adults in the Northern and Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with an experienced and highly educated team. We love being a part of the community of people in your life and believe in providing holistic, family centred services, in an easily accessible way.

We are the carers, thinkers, doers, darers who strive to make a difference, in everyday trials and triumphs, for everyone— just as they are.

The most important thing you need to know about us… is Posity. It means what you think it means. No hidden or cryptic messaging. It is simple. At Posity, we aim to empower you through positivity. In collaboration. In relationship. By being positive in all aspects of life.

Posity is an NDIS Provider, providing support to people with disability. NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia which provides government funding for people with disability. Posity is building an outstanding reputation for high-quality and excellent services.

 

Meet The Team

Our team share a wealth of clinical and practical experience in the field of occupational therapy, speech therapy and disability accommodation. With all therapists registered with both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Occupational Therapy Australia / Speech Pathology Australia, they are committed to providing therapeutic outcomes that are goal directed, based on current evidence and best practice principles and that focuses on what is most important you.

Leadership

Sally Mohitian

Sally Mohitian
Founder / Clinical Director

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Faz Mohitian

Faz Mohitian
Director

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Yasamin Khavari

Yasamin Khavari
Business Administration Manager

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Fay Mohitian

Fay Mohitian
Governance

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Occupational Therapy

KAY MCDONALD

Kay McDonald
Clinical Supervisor / Senior Occupational Therapist

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Anoo Bhopti

Anoo Bhopti
Lecturer (Paediatrics), La Trobe University / Senior Occupational Therapist

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Bianca Valenzisi

Bianca Valenzisi
Occupational Therapist

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Jordan Paraskevas

Jordan Paraskevas
Occupational Therapist

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Janice Lai

Janice Lai
Occupational Therapist

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Monica Gorgievski

Monica Gorgievski
Occupational Therapist

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Anna Sladkova
Occupational Therapist

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Speech Pathology

Carajane Millar

CaraJane Millar
Senior Speech Pathologist

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Sally Mohitian

Sally Mohitian

Founder / Clinical Director

Founder and now the Clinical Advisor of Posity, Sally is passionate about growing a high quality, evidence based, allied health practice to service the Northern & Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Sally has a lifelong love of learning, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills, as well as a passion to empower others to reach their full potential.

With a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatrics and a Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy, Sally brings 12+ years of clinical and theoretical experience to the practice. Sally has worked across multiple settings, including community health, mainstream, special and special developmental schools, early intervention, private practice and hospitals. This broad experience provides a strong foundation of skills to ensure high quality service delivery across the team.

Sally also provides guest lecturing services to La Trobe University in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Paediatrics. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills as Clinical Advisor, not only the Posity team, but to other external Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Assistants and to occupational therapy students.

Sally is an active member of Occupational Therapy Australia and is a registered Better Access to Mental Health Clinician. Currently, she is also participating in a research project alongside La Trobe University & Monash University to determine the effectiveness of the “We Care Program” – A parent group program created in conjunction with Dr Anoo Bhopti to empower and support families of children with disabilities.

Sally is mum to a busy toddler and enjoys learning firsthand all of the lived experiences that parents face and bringing these new skills into her clinical and education roles.

FAZ MOHITIAN

Faz Mohitian

Director

As the Director of Posity, Faz is passionate about creating and growing a service which meets the needs of all people with disability. With a passion for people, innovation and progression, Faz oversees Posity’s business development & strategic direction, in line with the needs of those who use our services. Faz also oversees our Customer Relationship team, ensuring all participants have easy, stress-free journey with Posity.

Faz brings extensive management, leadership and IT experience to our team, focusing on respect, trust, empowerment and creativity, to achieve excellent results. Outside of work, Faz enjoys time with his family, playing soccer & keeping healthy.

Yasamin Khavari

Yasamin Khavari

Business Administration Manager

Yasamin joined Posity in 2018 assisting with the administration tasks and provision of daily support to Families inquiry, booking, payments and requests. Now she is working along with Claudia managing the administrative duties and client relations for the organisation and ensures the smooth operation with her robust management and efficient handling of client inquiries.

With the background in clinical psychology and the passion for working with people with disabilities, Yasamin is passionate about supporting clients and enjoys interacting with our families throughout the week!

Fay Mohitian

Fay Mohitian

Governance

Fay brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the leadership team at Posity. She has had various roles in quality management and governance over the past number of years. Her role at Posity mainly is to ensure our NDIS compliance, quality management and continuous improvements. She also helps with HR and recruitment.

When not working, Fay is busy with her toddler and enjoying time with family. She also is big on creativity and digital paintings.

KAY MCDONALD

Kay McDonald

Clinical Supervisor / Senior Occupational Therapist

Kay is a passionate Senior Clinical Occupational Therapist, and Team Leader at Posity. Kay’s genuine care and compassion is key in supporting children and families, as well as the clinical team members.

Kay’s experience has spanned over 30 years, in a broad range of settings including Early Childhood Intervention, Specialist schools, Community Health, and specialist Disability services. This has included different funding models -NDIS, Helping Children with Autism, and Medicare. Kay’s qualifications include completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, and Certification in the Early Start Denver Model for Preschoolers with Autism. Family-centred Practice, a Strengths-based approach, and a focus on Inclusion are foundational in Kay’s style.

In addition to training in a variety of therapeutic interventions, Kay also blends elements of Mindfulness and Emotional Resilience into her practice. She has an ongoing love of learning, and is currently training in the Coaching model. At home Kay loves to cook and create family memories with her three children.

Anoo Bhopti

Anoo Bhopti

Lecturer (Paediatrics), La Trobe University /
Senior Occupational Therapist

Anoo brings a wealth of experience to the Posity team, having worked as a paediatric occupational therapist for nearly 30 years. She has been working at La Trobe University, as a Lecturer and Researcher and has joined the Posity Therapy team recently. Anoo completed her PhD in 2018 on Family Quality of Life of parents who have a child with disability. Dr Bhopti and Posity are working on a joint research project around a parent program to help support families whose children have a recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities.

Anoo is committed to working closely with families, to achieve inclusion and participation of children with disability and follows family-centred practice, strength-based and person-first approaches. Anoo was on the steering committee with Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA)and via funding through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) collaboratively with the sector across Australia published the National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention – a significant and necessary guideline to promote evidence-based practice in early childhood intervention.

Anoo provides services for Posity on a Saturday and has a special interest and extensive training in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy and with families eligible for early childhood intervention.

Bianca Valenzisi

Bianca Valenzisi

Occupational Therapist

Bianca holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice and a Bachelor in Health Sciences, completed at La Trobe University. Bianca has worked within Australia and the UK, developing skills for working with children presenting with a range of conditions, including developmental delays, chronic illness’ and mental health concerns. Bianca is currently studying her Masters of Primary Teaching.

She aims to build on skills to guide teachers and parents in identifying early warning signs of developmental issues, and supporting children to navigate changes; including transitioning between Primary and Secondary school. Bianca is a passionate therapist with a particular interest in children’s mental health and wellbeing, emotional regulation and assisting children and families to establish healthy, balanced daily routines. She ensures therapy is family focused, utilising motivational interviewing and incorporating the child’s passions and interests whenever possible.

Outside of work Bianca enjoys going down to the beach, being active with her dog and experimenting in the kitchen!

Jordan Paraskevas

Jordan Paraskevas

Occupational Therapist

Jordan has recently joined Posity after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, with a particular interest in paediatrics. During his time at university, Jordan also gained valuable experience in working in various hospital settings, such as sub-acute rehabilitation and hand therapy, as well as spending some time working in youth mental health.

Jordan has a keen interest in play-based therapy and helping children reach their potential to assist in their transition to primary and high school. Jordan prides himself on building rapport to ensure he has the best possible relationship with both clients and their parents.

Jordan has recently begun working at a primary school two days a week to expand his knowledge and experience in delivery school-based interventions, alongside his ongoing work in our clinic. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family and friends and attending music concerts and theatre productions.

Janice Lai

Janice Lai

Occupational Therapist

Janice is one of our champion Occupational Therapists. She has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from Monash University. She has experience in clinic and community-based settings, delivering therapy to a wide range of clients across the life span, including mental health, physical conditions, intellectual disabilities and Autism.

Janice finds great opportunities in family centred practice and working collaboratively with families and care givers to provide the best outcomes for her clients. She has a particular interest in assistive technology prescription and home modifications.

She enjoys camping & exercising and going to the beach when the weather allows.

Monica Gorgievski

Monica Gorgievski

Occupational Therapist

Monica is one of our champion Occupational Therapists. She a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice. During Monica’s placements she gained experience working as an Occupational Therapist at the Northern Hospital in Acute, Caulfield Hospital in sub-acute and National OT in the community. Additionally, after graduating in 2020 Monica started work as an Occupational Therapist in the aged-care sector where she learnt a lot of valuable lessons of being a new OT. During her role at the aged-care sector, Monica was also working with children of all ages as a Gymnastics Coach at Pulse Gymnastics in which she has been coaching children since the age of 15. This is where Monica realised her passion was to work within the Paediatric community.

Monica aims to assist all families with real struggles to live a long and fulfilled life by providing a safe and supportive environment for the children and their family to reach their full potential. Monica aims to assist children and their families in achieving their goals by following a family-centred, and strength-based approach. Monica is committed to working with all children with a different range of abilities to enable them to achieve full participation in meaningful activities.

When not working at Posity, Monica is training with her Cheerleading team with their aim to compete at the American World Cup or hopefully in the Olympics. Monica additionally loves to spend her time outdoors, walking her labradoodle, creating new memories, and getting out of her comfort zone.

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Anna Sladkova

Occupational Therapist

Anna holds Master of Occupational Therapy Practice and a Bachelor of Clinical Psychology. Anna has 5 years of experience as a Neuropsychologist in educational settings and a year of experience in Occupational Therapy. Anna is committed to a lifelong learning and constantly upskilling herself.

Anna brings unique experiences to the team combining her background in Neuropsychology with Occupational Therapy, which became a strong asset for evidence-based clinical practice. She is working within a family-centred approach in achieving clients and families’ goals. Anna has experience within various settings including hospital, community, school and private practice.

Her main areas of expertise are in play-based learning, emotional regulation, trauma-informed practice and supporting families and children in their independence with everyday tasks and routines. She builds the therapy sessions around the child’s interests to facilitate their internal motivation.

In her own time, Anna prefers to spend time with her friends and family, going surfing, doing her Pilates and yoga.

Carajane Millar

CaraJane Millar

Speech Pathologist

Ms. CaraJane Millar BHScSP, MHA, GdCert.Coach, PhD candidate is the clinical coordinator for the Master of Speech Pathology program at University of Canberra in addition to an adjunct lecture with the Department of Public Health at La Trobe University.

CaraJane’s early career experiences working in a rural and semi-remote health service forced her to think differently about best practice allied health care, to analyse a situation and determine the most appropriate course of action given limited resources, access and time.  CaraJane has worked in academia, hospitals, community health, philanthropy, social justice, CALD and refugee health, as well as state government. 

CaraJane has spoken nationally and internationally and is currently involved in a study regarding Global Citizenship Allied Health graduates. CaraJane is hanen trained in It Takes Two To Talk, More Than Words, Talkability, ABC and beyond as well as Learning Language and Loving it. CaraJane has additional training in working with clients facing significant disadvantage and her post graduate training in coaching has cemented her intrinsic value in people centred care.

Our Vision

A world where people with disability are empowered to live their life to the fullest.

Our Mission

To provide quality, sustainable and flexible services that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering participants to live the life they choose.

Our Values

Focused

Focused

on you and your needs

Innovative

Innovative

in the way we provide services to you on you and your needs

Respectful

Respectful

we respect each other

Bold Value

Bold

we speak up

Authentic

Authentic

we do what we says

Teamwork

Teamwork

we do things together

Excellence

Excellence

we do things well

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Our Promise




Join our team!

Posity are always on the look-out for passionate, innovative therapists to join our team! If you love working in a professional, fun and supportive environment and are motivated to help children to reach their full potential, we’d like to hear from you. Please contact us on using the form below.