People in Private: Caitlin Stubenrauch

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Caitlin Stubenrauch likes to keep busy when she’s not working as an Occupational Therapist at Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital, she is studying a Masters degree and also plays the saxophone in a community band.

What do you love about your job? And why?
I love working with people. I love that my role as an occupational therapist is very person-centred and can vary so much from person to person depending on what is most important or meaningful to them. I find it so rewarding to see both my patients, and staff who I work with, with achieving their goals.

How long have you been working in your current role?
I’ve been in my current role for about 6 months, but have been at Donvale Rehab for over 6 years – since I was a new grad.

Do you have a favourite quote or phrase?
I don’t have a favourite quote or phrase as such. But I do often refer to the fact that we are all people. We all feel emotions, be it stress, grief, happiness, fear or excitement. We all make mistakes, and we don’t always know everything that is going on in another person’s life. I believe we must be kind and gentle with one another.

What is something interesting about you your colleagues don’t know?
I play the saxophone. I started in primary school, and since finishing school have continued to play regularly in a community band.

How do your friends describe you?
Probably as happy and fun, and always up for a good time.

What do you do in your spare time/any hobbies?
I like to keep myself pretty busy. I’m completing my Masters of Healthcare Leadership so much of my spare time is spent studying. I also play mixed netball, and play saxophone with a community band. If I’m not doing any of those things, you’ll probably find me eating out, going to a musical, or supporting the mighty Saints at the footy.

What is something you want to achieve this year?
I’m on track to complete my Masters degree in the next 12 months so I’d like to do that successfully. I’m also presenting at the National OT Australia Conference in Perth next month, so I’d like to present well at that!

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