Rachel is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (occupational therapy) in 2015. Rachel is registered with Occupational Therapy Australia, and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).
Since graduating, Rachel has worked in the community setting with not for profit and private organisations. Rachel has provided employment support, assisting people with health conditions and disabilities to explore and engage in meaningful work. Rachel has spent the past 3 years working within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providing support to adults of varying ages, who experience a range of disabilities, including mental health, chronic pain, intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder. Rachel has experience working as a specialist support coordinator, and an occupational therapist through the NDIS, which provides her with a comprehensive understanding of the scheme and enables her to offer a holistic approach to her clients.
Rachel is keen to support people to explore their interests, build connections, and to live a fulfilling life. She believes in a creative, collaborative, and curious approach when supporting others to achieve their goals.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys gardening, reading novels, hiking, and kayaking. She will also never miss an opportunity to pat a dog or cat.
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapist), Curtin University
Mental health, chronic pain, sensory processing and modulation, and fatigue management.