Meet & Greet our OT Jenna!

Jenna OT

Where are you from?
I am from Newcastle, NSW.

What university did you attend? 
I attended Newcastle University and completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

How did you become interested in Paediatrics?
I became interested in paediatrics during an overseas job as a special needs teachers assistant. I worked within a diverse range of schools supporting kids to play and learn.

Where have you worked before this?
I have been lucky to have the opportunity to work for some amazing services providing Occupational Therapy to children and their families. These include NSW Community Health as part of the child and family therapy team, and Autism Spectrum Australia working within the community and school system. I have also worked at the rehabilitation unit at the John Hunter hospital.

What would you be doing if you weren’t an Occupational Therapist?
I would be a preschool educator or primary school teacher.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working at Jigsaw? I enjoy going to the beach in summer and snow in winter. I love meeting up with friends, going for coffee, and keeping active by doing yoga or going to the gym.

Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have 2 brothers.

Your favourite food: Pizza and Gelato.

Favourite sporting team (or sport): Newcastle knights

Favourite animal: Puppies

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? A tropical beach.

What is the best part of working at Jigsaw Occupational Therapy for Children: Seeing amazing children grow and develop. It’s so rewarding seeing them gain confidence in their skills.