Sharon - Reablement OT Assistant

Sharon - Reablement OT Assistant

Tell us a little bit about yourself – your work background, your interests…

I am an OT Assistant in the new Reablement Team, which is a new role for myself, I was previously a Customer Co-ordinator in NEW Adult Care, a job which I had held for 10 years, following a background in admin.  I have always enjoyed the OT side of the CC role, therefore was thrilled to secure a position as an OT Assistant during Transformation.  

I have 2 adult children, one still lives at home and is doing A’levels and my husband has his own business.   We took up paddle boarding for the first time this year and have enjoyed weekends at Poole over the glorious summer we have had.  I also enjoy Yoga 2 x week, although I’m not very good at it, but I feel it is good for me, giving me the opportunity to ‘be still’ and ‘empty my mind’.   I also enjoy badminton, walking and swimming and we enjoy meals out and holidays abroad as often as we can afford them.

What makes you have a good day at work?

Meeting lots of interesting people and feeling like I have done my best to support them and good team morale.

What's the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council?

Working for a great team, that is committed and friendly and supportive.   Flexible working hours and good training opportunities.   

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? 

No, I think everything comes back round in the end, just slightly updated! 

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?  

Frogs legs

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island

Toothbrush, mayonnaise, t-bags

What's the most daring thing you've ever done

Paragliding and getting a tattoo

 If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be

Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Steve Backshaw and Russell Brand

What would go into you room 101...

Football and spiders  

Favourite TV programme

Celebrity in the Jungle

First record/CD ever bought

Fugazi by Marillion

What attracted you to Wiltshire Council?

Good Career and training opportunities, competitive rates of pay and flexible working hours. 







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