Jessica qualified in July 1998 from Queen Mary & Westfield College (University of London) with a Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Prior to this, she gained a BSc degree in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, graduating in 1994.
In addition to her clinical work, Jessica uses her excellent communication skills to develop good working relationships with clients and their families. She uses a client-centred and collaborative approach, bringing together those involved, to provide the child with the highest quality of support. She is skilled at professional assessment, advice and treatment for children who require short or long-term support, to maximise their ability with daily tasks, and to achieve their potential.
Near Marlborough, Wiltshire and 50 mile radius.
2017 – present. ILS Case Manager for children and young people.
2011 – present. Paediatric Occupational Therapist in private practice.
2005 - 2010 – Paediatric OT in a large multidisciplinary team for NHS Islington, London. Developed and delivered OT for schools, outpatient clinics, and home support, running groups, individual therapy and training.
2005 – 2010 - Family Career break. Followed by retraining at Brent NHS. Our team delivered OT through mainstream and special schools, nurseries, playgroups and clinics.
1999-2000 - Paediatric OT at Ealing Children’s services, working in a large team. Caseload was clinic based, and also in a Special School, for children with complex needs.
1998-1999 - Homerton University Hospital NHS – post graduate rotations in:
Acute adult mental health, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics.
1996-1998 - Following her Psychology degree, and prior to OT training, she worked in a Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit for 18 months, in Oxford. This role, early in her working career, gave her a valuable appreciation of the need for sensitivity when working with families in difficult situations.
Jessica is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities, and engages readily in a varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions covering the following areas:
Recruitment and employment.
Moving and handling.
Managing the complexities of running a care team.
Management of risk.
Emergency first aid at work.