Meet the Family Access Services Team
Dedicated to providing a safe, responsive and inclusive service to assist families and individuals with their support needs.
David Gunter and the Family Access Services team provide an award-winning service that combines empathetic and inclusive support for families and individuals, with a structured process that allows for a safe and consistent experience.
When delivering our Access Services, our first priority is the safety and welfare of the child or individual, and our skilled team are experienced in working with complex family situations to support positive interactions. Structure and consistency are important to us – our processes support families to interact in constructive and memorable ways.
Our NDIS Support Services focus on providing a tailored service that empowers individuals with a disability to make informed choices and build their capacity.
At Family Access Services, we take pride in delivering a comprehensive service that sets families and individuals up for success and reflects best practice within the sector. Our commitment to delivering a quality service has seen Family Access Services win several categories in the 2019 Avon Valley Business Excellence Awards – recognition of our work for clients and in running a professional and well-organised business.
David Gunter – CEO
David is highly experienced in the human services field, with 14 years working in a range of leadership and service delivery roles.
David’s diverse career experience includes roles with Corrective Services, Department of Health & Human Services, Family Services (out of home care), Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD), and Homelessness (both therapeutic and rough sleeper).
David is also the founder of the ‘I Roll with Dave’ program, a youth mentoring program; and is an ambassador and speaker for the ‘It All Starts at School’ program (WA Department of Education).
Placing high value on building a positive family dynamic in his own home, David is dedicated to supporting other families interact in meaningful and fulfilling ways.
David backs up his practical experience with an impressive formal education, including Diplomas in Youth Work, Community Services, and Client Assessment & Case Management. David continues to update his skills in this field with regular professional development.
For more information on David’s qualifications and experience, visit his LinkedIn profile.
Tina Gunter – Practice Leader
Tina also has a strong background in human services, now managing a range of community enterprises in the Wheatbelt. Tina partners with David to work with government agencies and their clients to deliver services that empower families to connect and appreciate time together in a safe environment. She has been working with families in crisis and facilitating access visits with families for 15 years.
In addition to her experience in the field, Tina’s formal studies include a Diploma of Youth Work, Certificate IV in Child, Youth & Family Intervention along with ongoing professional development in this field.
Tina’s achievements have been formally recognised numerous times. She was inducted into the International Women’s Day Hall of Fame in 2011 for her work in community services, was a Finalist for Youth Worker of the Year in 2010 (WA Government), and was nominated for Volunteer of the Year in 2009 (City of South Perth).
You can read more about Tina’s education and experience on her LinkedIn profile.
David and Tina lead a team of experienced support workers who share their philosophy for children’s support services. The Family Access Services team offer a combination of empathetic support with a strong commitment to child safety and consistent service delivery. Our team comprises of a group of experienced professionals who:
- understand child development stages;
- have a good knowledge of relevant legal, welfare and government processes;
- have an understanding of trauma-informed practices;
- prepare thoroughly for service delivery, familiarising themselves with the issues relevant to each situation;
- have a strong understanding of common issues that arise during service provision and are confident in their capability to manage difficult situations;
- are experienced in parenting strategies and can respectfully support parents, where necessary, with the adoption of different parenting approaches;
- are culturally aware and sensitive; and
- are self-aware of their own personal values and beliefs, and how these impact on the way they work with others and clients.
The Family Access Service difference
Safety first approach
Professional, experienced team