Jessica Hannan is a paediatric occupational therapist who is passionate about assisting children develop skills to live their life to their full potential. Jessica enjoys working with teachers, preschool teachers, service providers and families to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes are achieved for her clients.
Jessica loves engaging with children to help them participate in activities they find meaningful and purposeful to their health and well being. Jessica loves being an occupational therapist and her energy and enthusiasm is something that assists her build effective rapport with her clients. Give Jessica a call today to discuss how occupational therapy can assist your child to reach their full potential.
- Bachelor Health Science/Masters of Occupational Therapy
- Registered with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Occupational Therapy Australia member.
Kate Schofield is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in Australia and overseas in a range of settings and roles over her 15+ year career. With a brief career as a primary school teacher somewhere along the way, Kate has practical experience working with children and adolescents in accessing the curriculum and appreciates the valuable role teachers and support staff have in collaborating to achieve a student’s goals. Kate is passionate about helping children and their carers identify motivating and functional ways to build their confidence and independence in day to day tasks, whether that be using scissors, crossing the road, riding a scooter or transitioning to high school. Kate is proudly CO-OP trained and enjoys the challenge of problem-solving with clients and carers to build functional skills. Kate is definitely a ‘cat-person’, but has not gone full ‘crazy cat lady’ yet.
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) 2003, Registered with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Tiarnie Haridemos has been working with children n a wide range of positions for over 5 years. Tiarnie is passionate about positively impacting the lives of children and their families, and finds herself constantly inspired by kids’ creativity, compassion, and resilience.
Beginning her career in 2016 as an Educator at Baringa Childcare Centre, Canberra, Tiarnie studied her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Moving to Sydney in 2017 to attain her Diploma of Music at the JMC Academy, Tiarnie googled her two favourite things to try and find a fulfilling job; “baby” and “music”. This random Seek search led to Tiarnie running Baby Sensory NSW classes in Sydney from 2019-2020. Baby Sensory is a learning and development class for children aged 0-13 months. During these classes Tiarnie used Baby Massage, Baby Sign Language, music, movement and BUBBLES to engage children, promote communication through Key Signing, spark joy in those struggling with postpartum depression and enhance the baby-parent/carer bond.
Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions resulted in Tiarnie shifting to full-time nannying. As a nanny, Tiarnie worked cohesively with the entire family unit, specialising in caring for children with disabilities and neurodiversity, including children on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD, and anxiety. In 2022, Tiarnie moved to Canada to work as a drama instructor for children aged 7-15 years old at Camp Arowhon; developing and implementing drama programs to build confidence and leadership skills, helping children with anxiety both on and off the stage. Tiarnie is incredibly passionate about bringing her enthusiasm and knowledge to flourish in her new career path as an Occupational Therapist Assistant at Coast and Country!
Belinda is a mum to two teenage girls and is very family oriented. Belinda has always worked within the disability industry, starting out as a Support worker for recreational services in 2010 in Berri, South Australia. After 12 months, Belinda moved over to Accommodation support in Renmark where she was the Team Leader of two Group Independent Living Houses. Belinda started with Coast and Country in 2021 after moving to the South Coast. After a few months, Belinda began her role of Practice Manager. She is qualified in Business Administration and Child Care and is currently studying a Diploma of Practice Management.
Belinda is the fur mum of our girl Dixie who you will regularly see around the clinic.
The little dog with a big attitude! Dixie is a 2 year old Chihuahua who loves kids and Chicken! Dixie keeps everyone on their toes and makes sure they are all doing the right thing. Dixie was promoted to Chief Security Officer in 2020 and can often be seen wearing her uniform around the office. Dixie loves chicken. She knows a lot of tricks but can be quite shy in showing them off!
Acknowledgment of Country
Coast and Country Occupational Therapy wishes to extend our respects to the traditional custodians, the Yuin People on whose land we live and work, the Elders past and present and to the children and young people of today, who are the Elders of tomorrow.