This webinar is for Occupational Therapists working in the neuro space who want to learn more about community neuro, perhaps you are interested in a career move to community or simply looking to find your fit in a new workplace.
Hosted by Amy Jesse, Occupational Therapy Team Leader and Julia Kent, Grade 2 Occupational Therapist, we’ll fill you in on who we are and what it’s like to work in community neuro. We’ll provide client and staff case studies, discuss what to look for in a workplace, dispel the myths around private practice and answer your burning questions.
We look forward to supporting you to take the next step in your Occupational Therapy journey!
What we will cover
- Who we are and what we do
- Working in the community as neuro OTs
- Working in private practice – mythbusters
- What to look for in a new workplace
- A day in the life of a community-based OT
- Case study of a neuro rehab client
- Career development at IRS
- Q&A with our presenters, Amy and Julia
Amy Jesse, Senior Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Team Leader
Amy completed her Occupational Therapy degree at La Trobe University in 1998, with a special interest in Neurological Rehabilitation and further post-graduate study in this area.
She has worked in numerous locations in Australia and the UK including Peninsula Health, Cairns Base Hospital, Royal Talbot Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
Amy has been with IRS since 2011 and is a member of the IRS leadership team.
See Amy’s bio
Julia Kent, Grade 2 Occupational Therapist
Julia qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2018 and has been working with IRS since January 2021.
Julia has always had a keen interest in neurological conditions. Whilst at university, Julia took on volunteer positions at CoHealth and the Cure for MND Foundation. She worked in residential Aged Care prior to coming across to IRS, primarily for its exposure to a diverse range of neurological conditions (and she loves working with this population also!).
See Julia’s bio