Georgie, one of our amazing Occupational Therapists based at our Slacks Creek Service Centre, takes time out to tell us more about herself and working for Montrose.
“When I was younger, I would often visit my Great-Grandmother at her nursing home when growing up. Being with her made me realise I wanted to help people as my career,” says Georgie.
Georgie has well and truly achieved her goal as she supports children and young adults at Montrose. However, that wasn’t her initial plan!
“At first, I wanted to work in Aged Care. But after my first paediatric placement, I realised I loved working with kids and wanted to pursue a career in paediatrics,” she explains.
“The best things about my role is being able to help so many people in my job and learning so much from the people I work with!”
She also loves making sessions fun as she knows that is the key to keeping children interested in the therapy.
“Make everything a game! If we must do letter formation, we do letter bowling! If we do work on emotions, it’s a ‘Simon Says’ game. The difference in motivation is phenomenal,” says Georgie.
We also asked Georgie if she had any advice for someone currently studying or graduating in Occupational Therapy?
“Believe in your professional expertise! Something that other OTs swear by, others deem it as the worst. Use your knowledge from university, the current research evidence, and your professional identity to provide the most authentic and best practice you can for your clients,” she says.