I have worked with ILS Ltd as a Case Manager for 10 years. I have Advanced Membership of BABICM and became a member of the CYP Committee a year ago.
My Case Management experience includes working with families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, with children & young people from 0 - 21 years. I am familiar with running large and 24 hour care teams and coordinating their training. I have helped to set up home schooling and all the usual multidisciplinary liaison and coordination.
My professional background is as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist; I have 22 years of experience in treating children & young people with complex physical disabilities. I have post graduate training in Neuro-developmental techniques and also in Dyspraxia and Autism. I hold an active caseload of OT work and in addition to Case Management I also coordinate and mentor a team of Treating Paediatric OTs at ILS. I have my own private Paediatric OT practice.
I am based in Marlborough, Wiltshire and am happy to travel when needed. My family are now at the late teenage stage. I am involved in youth work and teaching swimming outside my working hours and have just discovered a love of long distance walking!
I have researched the application of WHO ICF model and use this in my CM and OT practice and I am passionate about enabling children & young people and their families to participate further in meaningful activities in order to enhance their quality of life - within the family setting and in the wider community. I am interested in using goal setting and outcome measurements to provide meaningful feedback, in order to encourage and motivate the child, family members and support team and have experienced how this can re-energise the Case Management process.
I would like to be considered for a place on the BABICM Council to help support the advancement of knowledge, professional standards and developing innovative ways of working for Case Managers. Ultimately, to enhance resources and support for brain injured children & young people and their families.