The Kid Link Team

We are a dynamic and close-knit team that aims to support children and their families to develop confidence in themselves and their own ability to achieve goals. We pride ourselves on only providing evidence informed approaches, and believe that the key to success is building strong relationships as well as having an extensive knowledge base.  We are constantly attending professional development events to make sure we always offer consistent and outstanding service. We know our team sets us apart and we are confident you will leave your sessions with greater knowledge, confidence and a clear pathway to skill development.

Jackie Sikic

Director & Occupational Therapist

I am the director of Kid Link and started the practice in 2013. My goal was to create a welcoming and supporting practice where I could share my experience and knowledge with my team, and the families who invite us to be a part of their journey. I have been a paediatric OT for 11 years and now enjoy training and supporting the amazing team of OTs and administration staff who make everything happen. My team and I are passionate about ensuring the service received by families is outcome driven, exceptional and consistent.

Caitlin Smith

Senior Occupational Therapist

I began working for Kid Link at the beginning of 2017. I have both personal, and professional experience in working with children and adolescents, and their families. I have a background of working with young people experiencing mental health challenges and have a strong passion for supporting children, and young people in addressing social-emotional goals, and sensory processing difficulties. I pride myself in my ability to develop a strong rapport with the children I work with, as well as my ability to collaborate with their family and other supports in achieving outcomes. I am passionate about empowering children to feel confident to reach their full potential, and aim to do so in a supportive, fun, and engaging way.

Caitlyn Cowie

Senior Occupational Therapist

I joined our Kid Link Team in early 2017 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). I love working with families and children of all ages, specifically supporting the development of social skills, emotional regulation, and behaviour management.

I am passionate about supporting families to advocate for their child across environments through discussing knowledge, ideas, and strategies. I understand no single approach is the right one for every child or family, and maintain a flexible approach to therapy that is fun and family centred.

Georgina Werninghaus

Occupational Therapist

I joined our Kid Link Team at the beginning of 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at ACU and having previously completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences (majoring in Exercise Science, Psychology and Family Studies). I love supporting and empowering children and their families to reach their child’s goals in a collaborative, fun, and positive environment. I am passionate about ensuring therapy is child and family centred in order to provide the best possible opportunity for the child to achieve increased confidence, independence, and enjoyment within their daily occupations. I enjoy working closely with families to problem solve challenges and achieve meaningful outcomes.

Danni Gheorghe

Occupational Therapist

I joined the Kid Link team in October 2017. I have an undergraduate in Applied Science (Psychology) and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy Practice from Monash University. I am extremely passionate about working collaboratively with children and young people, alongside their families, to reach greater independence and fulfilment within their occupations. I have a particular interest in working with children and adolescents with behavioural and social-emotional goal areas. I pride myself on delivering client-centered and creative therapy which is tailored to suit the needs of the individual and their family.

Jessica Ryan

Occupational Therapist

I joined our Kid Link team in October 2018. I have a bubbly and friendly personality, and am passionate about providing therapy that is fun, strengths based, and engaging for children and teens. I am equally passionate about empowering my clients to reach their fullest potential, and increase their confidence and ability in engaging in meaningful occupations. I love to work closely and collaboratively with families, in order to support the development of children, and furthermore, make positive impacts to the family home.

Josh White

Occupational Therapist

I joined the Kid Link team in December 2019 after experience in a special needs school. I am passionate about helping children reach their potential, while providing a trusting, fun and collaborative therapy environment for both the child and the family. I understand the importance of a holistic approach in working with the family to support the independence and development of the child. I am an enthusiastic and dedicated therapist who will strive to reach the best possible outcome for your child.

Megan West

Occupational Therapist

I joined the Kid Link team in 2018, bringing with me three years of experience working with children in rural New South Wales. I pride myself in providing a holistic approach to therapy, and believe in empowering children and their families to become active participants in their therapy journey. I enjoy working with children and adolescents to develop their social skills, motor planning, emotional regulation and manage sensory difficulties. I am passionate about tailoring therapy in order to ensure that it is play based and as much fun as it is effective.

Ruth Holley

Occupational Therapist

I started working with Kid Link in 2017. I love working with children and their families to see a child’s potential discovered. My friendly and caring personality helps me to build rapport quickly with both children and families, a connection that I value very highly. I enjoy working with a diverse range of challenges that children and families can experience and being able to help provide some understanding, support, guidance, and hope to families through their individual experience.

Samantha Tavrou

Occupational Therapist

I have been with the Kid Link Team part-time since 2015. I have extensive experience in Early Intervention and I have  a special interest in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am passionate about supporting children who have emotional regulation and sensory difficulties, and enjoy working closely with families to achieve their goals through education and hands on activities. I strongly believe in family centred practice and love working with children who have  a range of abilities in creative and fun ways.

Chelsea Willis

Family Liaison Coordinator & Administration

I started at Kid Link in 2017 and keep everything running smoothly in terms of administration. Jess and I coordinate all the behind the scenes and non direct aspects of therapy. I have a background in business management and love working with families. I am always happy to help in any way I can.

Jessica Dye

Family Liaison Coordinator & Administration

I started with Kid Link in March of 2019 and work alongside Chelsea at reception, assisting with administration tasks and supporting families with all their enquiries, bookings, payments and requests. I have a background in the health industry and find working with families so rewarding.