Siân (Sharn) Williams

Occupational Therapist (she/her)
Lives on Gadigal land

Siân received her Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Mental Health in Aotearoa New Zealand which is where she grew up. She moved to Australia in 2016, living first in Melbourne and then Sydney.

She has been an OT for 20 years, and has worked in a range of clinical fields covering both mental and physical health (both hospital and community) and across the life span.

During her OT training she worked as a Support Worker, and has also worked as a Live-in-Carer, a Childcare Worker, and more recently as a Product Specialist in the provision of adapted bikes and trikes, which involved regional travel across NSW. She has undertaken various professional development training and education over the years, and is always wanting to learn new skills and approaches.

Siân works with people of all ages, taking a collaborative approach with her clients to participate in therapy goals, including coaching and upskilling family members and support people. It is important to her to work within the Social and Human Rights model of Disability Framework, including from a neuro-affirming and disability justice point of view.

Siân has experience working with NDIS participants, Medicare and Private clients.
During the Covid 19 pandemic she had to learn how to utilise Telehealth, and has found it an incredibly useful tool to improve accessibility.

Outside of Health and Social care, Siân enjoys hanging out with her two rescue dogs, is interested in dog training and permaculture, and is trying to learn the ukulele.

KEY AREAS OF PRACTICE:
– Home and functional assessments
– Sensory Processing and Regulation
– Self-care tasks (washing, dressing, toileting)
– Eating and mealtimes
– Motor skill development (fine and gross motor)