Jacinta is a caring, driven and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy). Jacinta spent her childhood growing up in small country towns where community and culture were central components; Jacinta is passionate about working with people and this is what motivated her to become an Occupational Therapist.
Prior to commencing at AIM Jacinta volunteered on projects in Tanzania, East Africa, and rural WA, and worked at VisAbility and Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support. Throughout Jacinta’s university, volunteer and employment history she has worked with individuals of all ages, races, backgrounds and genders, with various physical and psychological needs including mental health conditions, developmental delays, intellectual and physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, visual and hearing impairments, in various environments including homes, hospitals, clinics, communities, and schools. These experiences have helped Jacinta to build invaluable skills on how to be client-centred, work as part of a team, be culturally aware and respectful, and effectively communicate and build rapport with others.
Jacinta aims to empower children, their caregivers and educators by providing a holistic and meaningful service through a family centred and multidisciplinary approach. Jacinta has a particular interest in mental health, wellbeing, and quality of life.
In her spare time Jacinta enjoys catching up with family and friends, walking along the coast, going for a coffee, or venturing on a weekend road trip.
Jacinta looks forward to meeting you and your family!