“When I began my career with Fraser Health, I was given several weeks of orientation to learn the specifics of the job. I was even provided with a mentor who was available to answer any work related questions I had. As a newer member of the team, I was warmly welcomed and given opportunities to shadow different therapists to observe their individual styles in providing community occupational therapy. This has helped me be confident in my approach of providing care to clients in the community.
I feel supported and grateful to have had enough time in my orientation to feel comfortable in my position. Fraser Health provides opportunities for further education, and access to many professional courses and resources that are applicable to many areas of my work. I have taken advantage of these valuable educational courses to advance my practice.
As an occupational therapist I often get to meet people in a transitional period in their lives. I enjoy assisting and educating people to find better, healthier ways to accomplish everyday activities.
Working in home health gives me a unique opportunity to provide therapy in the setting of the client’s home. My schedule includes a level of flexibility as I set my own schedule and book home visits for a time that is best for me and the client.”
Frances lives in New Westminster, a central community in Metro Vancouver. “I enjoy spending my leisure time outdoors in the green spaces of the city, and outside the city. I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking, swimming, and rock climbing. The city of New Westminster is a very walkable community – I see people walking all over the city, which makes it feel like a small town in a large city. This area offers so many opportunities for outdoor activities and beautiful scenery. I love living [here]!”