Rachel has worked as an Occupational Therapist over the past 4 and a half years in a variety of settings and roles, including Community NDIS and hospital roles. Prior to that, Rachel worked in the disability sector for 4 years whilst she studied and across all roles has supported people living with disabilities and their families to achieve their goals. Rachel’s areas of expertise lies in capacity building skills across all areas of activities of daily living, sensory intervention and functional needs assessments. She thoroughly enjoys collaborative goal setting, finding participants motivators and implementing therapy programs over a plan period to see meaningful changes in participants lives.
She has experience working with paediatrics, adolescents and adult populations, with her areas of interest including working with those diagnosed with Intellectual disability, Autism, ADHD, Learning Delays, Sensory processing difficulties, Behaviours of concern and those with complex needs etc. Rachel is passionate about working alongside the participant, their supports and the participants wider multidisciplinary team to empower them to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Rachel holds registration with APHRA, is a member of OT Australia and is certified in Mental Health First Aid. Rachel regularly attends webinars and courses to keep up to date with research and best practices.
When not working, Rachel enjoys reading, yoga, exercising, being out in nature and walking or playing with her miniature sausage dog.