I have recently graduated from a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Honours at Griffith University. I chose to pursue Occupational Therapy as I really wanted a career where I have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. I aspire to support my clients to achieve their goals, improve their quality of life and increase their opportunities, while building strong therapeutic relationships.
I have spent several years working with children and absolutely love it! I am passionate about helping children learn and develop new skills, in a supportive and comfortable environment. I am a motivated new graduate with a strong interest in paediatrics.
In my professional experience, I have completed several supervised clinical placements in the paediatric area during my studies, including private practices and an early learning centre. During these placements, I have had the opportunity to work with children across various ages and abilities with a range of behavioural, developmental and social challenges.
I have several years experience in child-minding and I have worked for the last year as a therapy assistant at an additional needs dance school, supporting these children to experience dance and music as a form of therapy, with a strong focus on gross motor and social skills. I danced for many years of my life and I love that I can now use my skills, knowledge and love for dance to inspire these little dancers. Both of these experiences have provided me with key skills to work in this field.
I have also had the opportunity to explore adult clientele in Occupational Therapy, during a full-time supervised clinical placement in a hospital based in regional Australia working in adult acute care.
I am passionate, friendly, organised and easy-going, as well as always willing to help out. I enjoy working with others and as part of a team.