Charlotte Gray - Occupational Therapist
Charlotte is an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist, with a passion for enabling others to perform to their full potential. Originally from the Hunter region, Charlotte commenced her Occupational Therapy career working for NSW Health at various sites across the valley. Charlotte has experience in a variety of settings, including both inpatient and community based centres.
Prior to starting with the Collective in 2016, Charlotte was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to gain international experience, spending 9 months working as an Occupational Therapist in busy London hospitals. Charlotte however has thoroughly enjoyed returning to work in a rural setting and working collaboratively as part of the Collective allied health team.
Charlotte has extensive experience working with older persons in the community. Ensuring people can continue to maintain their optimal level of independence and participate in meaningful activities as they age is a passion of Charlotte’s. Charlotte works collaboratively with GPs, home care providers, equipment suppliers, builders, aged care facilities and various allied health providers to meet the unique needs of every patient she sees.
Charlotte is able to assist those living in the community who may, as a result of disability, injury or illness, be having difficulty in completing their daily tasks. This could include washing, dressing, meal preparation, or getting in or out of bed or chairs. Charlotte can also support those who need assistance with engaging in the community. Interventions might include recommendations for equipment and home modifications, or the use of various strategies and aids. Charlotte can assist people with equipment applications to funding bodies and referrals to other community services. Charlotte can provide expert education to clients, families, schools, and workplaces.
Charlotte is also skilled in providing assessments and interventions for children with a variety of needs. This may include children who are experiencing difficulty with handwriting, maintaining attention, over or under activity, motor planning, personal care tasks (such as dressing), or delays in drawing or play skills. Many of these tasks are common difficulties for children with learning disorders, autism, or other developmental delays, and therefore Charlotte is an asset to the Collective’s developmental assessment team. Charlotte also has expert training in supporting children with toileting difficulties.
Charlotte is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia. She is registered to provide services to patients under DVA and WorkCover. As well as working within the Collective clinic, Charlotte is able to offer assessments and interventions in the home or other community environments for individuals who may otherwise find it difficult to access services.