Introducing Mimi, a fabulous Team Leader for our North West Metro Team in Victoria, and an Occupational Therapist here at National 360. Mimi commenced her career as an Occupational Therapist by studying for her bachelor’s degree at ACU and graduating in 2015. She started working as an Occupational Therapist in the Aged Care space for a few years before moving into community practice and has been working at National 360 for over 5 years.
During her time at National 360, Mimi has made such a positive impact on her clients and team. We are excited to see what wonderful outcomes she will continue to achieve for her participants and the support she will provide her fellow team members as a Team Leader.
To learn more about Mimi, we asked her some questions about why she loves her role, highlights of her time working at National 360, advice she would give to therapists wanting to work in the NDIS community allied health space + more! Read our full interview with Mimi below.
When did you start at National 360, and why did you want to join the team?
I started working for National 360 in April 2018 and joined because the team (which was super tiny at the time – we have grown so much since then) had a really wonderful energy about them!
What interested you in working in the allied health space?
It lets me do what I love – which is helping people.
What do you love most about your role?
I love being able to help my clients achieve their goals and support other therapists, fostering their professional growth and enabling them to provide excellent care to our clients. It has been incredibly rewarding for me.
What type of support do you provide and get access to at National 360?
I provide weekly clinical supervision to my therapists and also have access to a variety of other supports including peer supervision, regular meetings with my Team Leader group, multiple team chats, PDs and weekly mentoring.
What has been a highlight of your time working at National 360?
There’s been so many! From a clinical perspective, it has been seeing my clients achieve goals that are meaningful to them. Professionally, it has been moving into a supervisory and then Team Leader position. I also received National 360’s first-ever Clinical Excellence Award in 2019.
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to work in the NDIS community health space?
Working in the NDIS space can be super rewarding. For someone interested, I would suggest ensuring that you start by gaining a good understanding of the NDIS framework – things are constantly changing, so it’s important that you’re up to date! Networking and connecting with others already in the field, volunteering, or pursuing relevant courses or certifications can also be really helpful.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I’ve started a few new hobbies this year including learning how to sew and going to reformer Pilates.
Learn more about our Occupational Therapy careers at National 360
Our team of Occupational Therapists across the country continues to grow, and we are always on the look out for passionate Occupational Therapists to join National 360. No matter what stage of your career, we can support you to achieve your goals, whether that is work-life balance, career growth, learning and development, the opportunity to re-locate across the country + more.
You can learn more about out industry leading clinical supervision and support, fantastic staff benefits, well-being program, and our leadership and career development opportunities by visiting our 360 Careers page.
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Our Graduate Program – 360 GO – has been specifically designed for Graduates and Early Career Therapists who want to work within a community setting. 360 GO runs for a full 12 months where Graduates engage in both formal & informal learning, observational sessions, joint appointments, team activities & events and direct and indirect client work.
Applications are currently open for our January and April 2024 Cohorts.