Jen Maitland

Occupational Therapist

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I completed my Bachelor of Cognitive Science with a specialization in Biological Foundations at Carleton University in Ottawa. Throughout my time there, I worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor for 4 years, then with children on the spectrum for 2 years, while getting volunteer experience in an elementary school, and at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. It was at The Royal that I fell in love with the Occupational Therapy profession, and quickly tailored my undergraduate courses to prepare for application to OT school.

 

I got accepted to Queens University’s Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program in 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have now completed all program requirements and this fall I will begin working under a provisional license until I am able to take the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTCE).

 

Throughout my Masters program I completed placements at Willow Family Wellness OT Services, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospitals, and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Wellbeing Centre. I am committed to being a life long learner, shown by completion of over 20 webinars completed during school in a variety of subjects, as well as a growing list of courses I intend to take in the coming years. 

 

I grew up in Dunrobin (west of Ottawa), and called the Ottawa Valley home while my now fiance lived and worked there while I was in school, and now we have landed in Deep River!

 

I have always been passionate about working with the paediatric population and love finding ways to make learning fun so that kids can thrive in their environments. I look forward to working together!

Education

  • Queens University, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

  • Carleton University, Bachelor of Cognitive Science