Team

Meet the team

Callum MacKinnon

Founder & Occupational Therapy Lead

Read Callum’s blog about his journey into Occupational Therapy: https://bouncet.com/2020/09/24/callums-journey-into-occupational-therapy/

Callum founded bOunceT in 2017 – the same year he registered with HCPC as an Occupational Therapist. He also has a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Management and is currently studying towards becoming a certified Sensory Integration Practitioner by early 2021. Furthermore, Callum continues to undertake advanced practice and research modules from MSc (Post-Reg) Occupational Therapy as part of his role at bOunceT.  

Previously, Callum has worked as a Personal Assistant with ENABLE Scotland and families directly using SDS funding to employ him directly. In addition, Callum worked abroad at a disability summer camp in New York, USA for 3 months during the summer between 2012-15. Here, he worked in various roles from support work to management.

Callum is also Vice Chair for RCOT SSPLD group – the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for People with Learning Disabilities.

Until recently, Callum acted as Lead Therapist within an NIHR funded clinical trial, Managing Repetitive Behaviours (MRB) with NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh.

 

Question: Why do I love being an Occupational Therapist?

“I love being an Occupational Therapist because you are able to help people do things that actually mean something to them, instead of ‘fixing’ something or someone” (RCOT newsletter email – October 2020)

Francesca Smart

Occupational Therapist (Play Coordinator)

Laura

Admin Assistant

Laura helps keeps everything ticking in the office (or home office now!). She is a part-time Admin Assistant with us, and has been on and off for 2 years.

Naomi Youngman

Play Assistant

Naomi began working with bOunceT as a Play Assistant in June 2020 and had her first master’s placement with us the previous summer. Naomi is currently studying an MSc in Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) at GCU and is due to graduate in January 2021.  Previously, she completed an HNC in Occupational Therapy Support at Glasgow Clyde College, qualifying her to practice as an occupational therapy assistant. Naomi has had placement experience within older people’s services medical wards, community hospital rehabilitation and mental health services, as well as working for 10 years as a support worker for an individual with learning disabilities. Naomi is passionate about occupational therapy and feels bOunceT embodies the profession’s ethos of being person-centred and innovative. Naomi’s meaningful occupations include walking in nature, participating in games nights with her friends and travelling – she has visited 31 countries so far and has plenty more on her list!

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