OT & Case Manager
Claire has over 12 years of experience working within a wide range of health and social care settings. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy and has been awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence in Practice’ from Cardiff University due to her consistent high standard of practice throughout her training. Claire also holds an NVQ level 3 in Health and social care, a QCF level 3 in Health and Social Care and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology with a special interest in the areas of mental health, neurological conditions, and developmental disorders.
Claire brings to the company a wealth of experience in areas of complex needs and specialist equipment. She is well versed in working with NHS, social care and private funding, and has also independently designed, launched, and run occupational therapy services in two private settings. As an occupational therapist, Claire is well versed in writing occupational therapy reports, and functional assessor reports.
Claire has experience working in a range of specialist wards and care homes covering orthopaedics, neurodegenerative conditions, mild to moderate brain injury, cerebral palsy, renal conditions, rheumatology hand therapy and terminal illness. She also has some experience working with amputees. Her most recent experience working within the NHS has combined both short-term community rehabilitation and long-term complex needs requiring advice related to equipment and minor adaptions to maximise independence.
Claire has completed various professional development courses related to posture and seating, falls management, cognitive stimulation therapy and sensory integration for older adults with neurological conditions. She also has extensive experience providing training sessions to rehabilitation assistants and support workers in the areas of falls prevention and meaningful activity plans. She is confident working with a multidisciplinary team and has experience of leading smaller teams which have included other occupational therapists and support staff.
Claire is passionate about empowering and working collaboratively and holistically with her clients to achieve their chosen goals. Claire also prides herself on her ability to build therapeutic relationships and problem solve through complex issues. Claire is a highly experienced report writer and has experience working with interpreters or using communication technology.
Claire has experience working in the NHS and private sectors, gaining extensive experience working in areas of complex needs, rehabilitation, and specialist equipment. She also experience in a wide range of different injuries and conditions, including brain injury, CP, and orthopaedics