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Amanda Beesley

Occupational Therapist

Adults

Children

  Warwickshire | within 2 hours travel time.
  Willing to take on overseas cases.

Experience

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Housing Adaptations
  • Recruiting and managing care teams
  • 10 years Case Management experience
  • Experience of giving evidence as a Witness of Fact at Royal Courts of Justice
  • Recruiting & managing therapy intervention

Key Skills

  • Occupational Therapy with children, adolescents and young adults with a range of cognitive & physical abilities
  • Ability to manage clients with complex disabilities
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Assessing for and resourcing assistive equipment, including wheelchairs
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Strong advocate for clients

Profile

An empathetic, client centred approach enables me to develop and maintain good working relationships with clients and their families. I am a strong advocate for my clients, with a focus on their best interests and choices. I work with clients, their families, and the teams around them to promote development of the client’s full potential in all areas of daily life.

Previous Clinical Experience

2007 to 2011 Occupational Therapist, Employed by Action for Children with a special responsibility for wheelchairs and seating at Penhurst School, Chipping Norton. Students at Penhurst had severe to profound learning difficulties and severe physical disabilities.

1991 to 2008 Occupational Therapist Employed by the Treloar Trust at Treloar’s School in Alton, Hampshire. Students at Treloar’s had a range of physical and cognitive abilities. Amanda’s work involved the assessment of students in all areas of life including; personal care, educational access, seating and mobility, leisure, domestic and community skills. Also involved the prescription of appropriate equipment and training in specific skills to increase independence. Amanda worked closely with carers, therapists of other disciplines, teachers, learning support assistants and rehabilitation engineers. She supervised other staff within the Occupational Therapy team.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists BAOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

Experienced in seating and wheelchairs for complex needs.
Experienced in the development of independence skills in teenagers and young adults with a range of physical and cognitive abilities.

Maintaining Excellence

Amanda is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Managing the Complexities of Running a Care Team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk