Central Penn College Healthcare Hero: OTA Maddie Gleason
We recently asked Central Penn College healthcare alumni to share their experiences. Maddie Gleason is an Occupational Therapist Assistant with Marysville-based Southeastern HomeHealth Services.
OTA Maddie Gleason, who graduated in 2019, initially had trouble securing a position. “Due to COVID-19, the job market decreased dramatically. I struggled to find a job, and if companies were hiring, they were looking for COTAs [certified OTAs] who already had experience in the field,” said Gleason.
She persisted and eventually landed a homecare position with Marysville-based Southeastern HomeHealth Services in August. “This job was a miracle that came my way and I just got lucky… even luckier that the job is in the county where I live,” said the Newport resident.
Her advice to her fellow OTA alumni and current OTA students: “I want to continue to encourage all of my former classmates and those who are going through the program now, to take every chance they get and to apply to any job they see. You never know when someone will take a chance on you.”
Did you know that Central Penn College has the ONLY Occupational Therapist Assistant program in Central Pennsylvania?