Before she starts in May 2022 we thought we would give have a quick chat with Gippslands newest Occupational Therapist.
So first of all welcome to the Team! Why don’t we start with a brief introduction about your experience as an OT:
I graduated from Monash university in 2016 with a bachelor of OT with honours and have been working as an occupational therapist since. I have experience across a range of areas including aged care, community care and NDIS. I have been working in NDIS in for the last few years with a diverse case load. I have experience working with people aged 4+.
That’s awesome, what would you say your clinical interests are?
My clinical interests are functional capacity assessments, assistive technologies and complex wheelchair and positioning systems. I also enjoy working with people to build their daily living skills including personal care, time management, financial management and cooking and leisure skills.
I have experience working with people with ASD, intellectual disabilities, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, dementia, limb amputations and psychosocial disabilities. I love the diversity that community based care provides.
At Sea Change we are big believers in continued education to ensure we are at the forefront of Allied Health services, what are the ways you have furthered your knowledge?
I have attended courses and training in wheelchair prescriptions, pressure management, 24 hour positioning and posture management and manual handling. I have completed my Level 1 and Level 2 OT Soft tissue course through OT Australia. I have also completed the Dementia Australia EDDIE training.
Why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself? What is something unique about you?
I have two German Shepherd dogs, Lilly and Jett. I enjoy taking them for walks and swims. I love to spend my weekends exploring our beautiful state, visiting waterfalls, hiking and eating good food. I really enjoy traveling and and experiencing different cultures. I love gardening and have a very big indoor plant collection of over 50 plants that I enjoy taking care of. I have also enjoyed volunteering and I have been a volunteer for over 12 years.