Student Occupational Therapist at Kaymar Rehabilitation

​November 2015-December 2015, Kingston, ON

  • Assessed client needs and developed therapy programs to achieve individual goals for increasing independence in daily living. This included basic self-care, rehabilitation, body mechanics, relaxation training, and cognitive rehabilitation
  • Assessed and recommended aids such as bathroom aids, walkers, wheelchairs, and power mobility devices.
  • Consulted with other members of the health care team to ensure optimal level of care
  • Coordinated with vendors, medical suppliers and loaning cupboards to determine the most appropriate means for clients to obtain necessary equipment
  • Educated clients, family members or caregivers, and staff in relation to the use of prescribed or adaptive equipment, proper transfer and lifting techniques, and basic and instrumental activities of daily living
  • Assessed individual safety and accessibility needs and recommend modifications to clients home
  • Connected clients with appropriate community resources 
Student Occupational Therapist in Forensic Services at Providence Care Mental Health Services

​January 2015-February 2015, Kingston, ON

  • Provided coaching and education in community integration of the clients through support with IADLs and transit training
  • Conducted standardized and functional assessments, and was responsible for producing and maintaining associated clinical notes and formal reports
  • Actively collaborated with interprofessional team in providing recovery-focused therapeutic interventions with clients in their recovery and reintegration into the community
  • Developed professional rapport with clients diagnosed with a wide range of mental illnesses
  • Planned and implemented therapeutic group programs focused on social integration, health and wellness, and engagement in meaningful occupations
  • Established an understanding of the mental health system and the criminal justice system 
Student Child Care Subsidy Caseworker in Children’s Services at the Region of Waterloo

May 2012-August 2012, May 2013-August 2013, and May 2014-August 2014

  • Conducted personal interviews with applicants to determine eligibility and maintain ongoing contact
  • Advised parents of all decisions related to their subsidy
  • Performed complete financial assessments
  • Established amount of child care coverage and calculated fees to be paid by all eligible applicants
  • Updated and maintained client hard copy and electronic files
  • Navigated the Ontario Child Care Management System (OCCMS) to determine ongoing subsidy, recorded automated narratives
  • Accessed the Service Delivery Model Technology (SDMT)
  • Maintained ongoing contact with clients regarding their subsidy
Youth Worker in a Youth Group Home with Avalon Treatment Program

February 2014-August 2014

  • Facilitated the promotion of life skills, social skills and personal safety skills
  • Defused and resolved conflict situations
  • Administered medication in the mornings and evenings
  • Supervised activities of clients in home as well as during community time
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

​2014 – present

Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy

Major research project: “Posttraumatic stress disorder among firefighters: A scoping review”

  • Abstract submissions: CAOT Conference, and PTSD Conference
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship 2016
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

​2009 – 2013

Bachelor of Arts Honours Child and Youth Studies and Sociology

  • First-class standing


  • Strong clinical reasoning skills with the ability to contribute innovative ideas
  • Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Operates with high degree of integrity to provide optimal service
  • Ability to build strong therapeutic rapport
  • Excellent communication skills with clients and interprofessional team members
Professional Training
  • First Aid/CRP level HCP 2014
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) 2015
  • Dual Diagnosis Training 2015
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 2015
GrandRiver Hospital – Healthy Elder Life Program (HELP)

July 2013 – June 2014

  • Worked on a self-directed basis as part of a multidisciplinary team of recreational, occupational and physical therapists
  • Provided cognitive, physical and emotional rehabilitation through direct interaction with long-term care patients
  • Oriented patients through socialization with discussion about current events, games and activities with the goal of minimizing or preventing delirium
  • Conducted early mobilization and therapeutic interventions through range of motion and stimulating cognitive exercises

Special Needs Activity Program (S.N.A.P.)

September 2009 – April 2013

  • One-on-one interaction with children with special needs on a weekly basis
  • Learned first hand about a variety of mental and physical disabilities
  • Managed problems that can arise from a large number of children interacting together
  • Independently made decisions in regards to choosing appropriate activities to maximize child’s ability to thrive

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Morogoro, Tanzania, January 2009 – March 2009

This volunteer organization supports overseas international development projects in partnership with local youth-serving organizations. Assignment details:

  • Successfully met mandatory volunteer requirement to raise $3700 for YCI
  • Prepared classes on the topics of Literacy for Business and Health Education to children and youth
  • Co-ordinated and lead community youth activities with minimal guidance
  • Administrative activities at the YCI office to support with organizing client