DSC’s Annual NDIS Conference 2024

Sydney & Online, March 26-27


NDIS 101

Support Coordination

Psychosocial Disability

What does a Psychosocial Recovery Coach do?

Team DSC

A Psychosocial Recovery Coach is an NDIS funded worker that has mental health knowledge. Participants can choose a Recovery Coach with lived experience or learned experience.

Subject to the preferences of the person, the responsibilities of the Recovery Coach include:

  • developing recovery-enabling relationships, based on hope

  • supporting the person with their recovery planning

  • coaching to increase recovery skills and personal capacity, including motivation

  • strengths, resilience and decision-making

  • collaborating with the broader system of supports to ensure supports are recovery oriented

  • supporting engagement with the NDIS, including support with plan implementation

  • documentation and reporting.

While Support Coordination and Psychosocial Recovery Coaching are funded under the same Capacity Building budget in NDIS plans and sit together under the same NDIS Commission registration group, they are quite different supports in practice. That said, most participants will be funded for one or the other in their NDIS plan, but in some circumstances may have both.

Unlike Support Coordination which has a standard hourly cap, different price limits apply to Recovery Coaching depending on the time of day and day of week that support is delivered.

The NDIA provide guidelines about the qualifications and competencies expected of Recovery Coaches in the links below and in the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits. 

Artwork by Melissa Pym.