Is going on holiday good for your well-being? What might be the OT Role?
Date: 26/04/2016 Host: @OT_rach
The #OTalk crew are excited to announce that our Student Digital Leader Intern, Kelly (@OTontheTracks), has agreed to become a permanent member of the team.
Kelly started her role in April 2015 and quickly became a valued member of our team, a rock we can depend on and a good friend. Kelly has shown tremendous dedication to her role, actively participating in chats and promoting #OTalk at every possible opportunity. She has made sure that all previous chats on the on the otalk.co.uk website have a transcript, and created a wonderful ‘Welcome to OT’ video. We really appreciate how motivated she is and how easy she is to get along with, and we are so happy to have her onboard.
We love the fresh perspectives and energy that students bring to the #OTalk community, and we have always had students in the team (@GillyGorry and @GeekyOT both started their #OTalk journeys as students). With this in mind, we have decided to re-open applications for the position of #OTalk Student Digital Leader Intern.
We want to recruit one or two UK/Ireland-based interns who are pre-registration students at the time of application to support the running of #OTalk for a 6-9 month period. A list of responsibilities and projects can be found below, along with an indication of the skills we are seeking. In return for your support, you will receive mentoring in digital leadership from the #OTalk team, and guidance to host/support-host a few chats throughout the internship. This experience will help develop your professional networks and will look great on a CV. You will receive a reference on completion of the internship.
Our outgoing Student Digital Leader Intern, Kelly, summed up her experience saying:
“Undertaking the Student Digital Leader Intern position with the #OTalk team created so many fantastic opportunities that I could never have imagined I would be a part of as a student occupational therapist.
Being part of the #OTalk team has opened up a world of expertise and experience to learn from. I have developed a range of transferable skills I can take with me into my career as qualified occupational therapist and had lots of fun along the way”
(Training to use the relevant software will be provided so please still apply if you meet most of the outline above)
Please direct any queries to the team using the above email address or Direct Message us on @OTalk_
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Skype interview by the end of May and will be in post by the beginning of June.
Please note this is a voluntary role (we are all volunteers and #OTalk is not-for-profit.
At this years College of Occupational Therapist annual conference #OTalk will be #OTalkonTour.
Connecting online is great, but we also love to take the opportunity to get together when we can, therefore we have arranged to have a networking session at this years conference in Harrogate. We can all get together F2F! Yay.
However, we are aware not all of our wonderful #OTalk community will physically be in Harrogate so we have also arranged for the venue to let us have space (and WiFi) to host #OTalk on the 28th June 2016 at 8pm from conference. So usual chat time, live from conference.
We would like to use the networking time to not only get together for a face to face chat, but also to offer a social media surgery style event for anyone who would like some support to develop their social media skills, or just to ask questions.
We will update the this post as suggestions etc come in and then do a poll of all the suggestions so now it is over to you….