Through her opportunities with KINNECT Alyssa has learned new skills and experiences on the job. We asked Alyssa what she’s learnt with KINNECT and why she is proud to be called a KINNECT’er
I came from a private practice after finishing university, I had 2 years’ experience as an exercise physiologist before coming to work for KINNECT. During this time I worked predominantly in a gym prescribing. With my move to KINNECT I started a lot more occupational rehabilitation. I learnt a lot of new experiences with KINNECT like functional capacity assessments, preventative work, manual handling attainment, SmartMove’s programs and just generally getting exposure to other assessment. I used to hate public speaking but this role has really strengthened my skills.
Mainly my partner got a job west of Rockhampton, I was looking in the area and saw KINNECT. Even though I hadn’t had any experience in occupational exercise physiology, I saw KINNECT and thought it might be a good idea to apply and learn some new skills. It’s great, the work is so varied it is just so interesting, and no day is the same. You just get exposure to so much.
Meeting all different types of people and dealing with all different types of problems. It’s easy to meet people.
It’s fast paced definitely, you have to have the energy for it but it’s really fun.
Being able to complete onsite programs like prevention is pretty big. But my biggest is probably getting over public speaking. I don’t like at all, but this job has made me so much more comfortable with it.
KINNECT took us all on a cruise last year, one night on the cruise was just so fun. Let’s just say there was karaoke involved.
To move into a senior role in an occupational rehab community.
They did, they put us up in Brisbane for 3 weeks to train. Those 3 weeks was just training and learning the different assessments that we had to do. Also, so they could make us comfortable with the software. Ongoing training definitely happens you can give them a ring if you have a problem and they will help you solve it. Just lots of support.
Yes, it has been because you get exposed to so many things. It can be daunting and challenging but it’s fun and helps you move forward quickly.