Cassandra joins OSAH as the Assistant Occupational Therapy Manager. She graduated from the University of Sydney as an Occupational Therapist (Bachelor of Applied Science -Occupational Therapy) whilst also completing her Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) with a specialty focus in paediatrics. She has also completed a Diploma of Management.
Cassandra has extensive experience as an occupational therapist working with a varied caseload within the paediatric field. She has worked with children aged 0-18 years particularly in the areas of developmental delay, physical disability and/or intellectual disability, learning difficulties and multiple diagnoses. She has worked both in private practice, non-government organisations, community health centers and in the hospital setting.
During the provision of these services, Cassandra has administered assessments, provided comprehensive reports, completed preschool, school and home visits, conducted individual and group therapy sessions, assisted in implementing school educational plans, attended family case conferences and medical appointments. This has required her to work closely with specialists and other allied health professionals to ensure a coordinated service for her clients. She also has experience liaising with a number of service providers and other agencies/organisations in providing and ensuring a high quality of service.
As a senior occupational therapist in her previous roles, Cassandra presented educational seminars and in-services at her workplace, schools and various conferences. This also included providing educational and informative practical information sessions to parents and their families. She has also been a clinical supervisor to university students and assisted in the development of graduate occupational therapists.
Cassandra has a passion for helping children and families achieve their goals
B.Ap.Sc (Occupational Therapy)
Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) – Specialty in Paediatrics
- Senior Occupational Therapist
- Diploma of Management
- Clinical Educator