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Amanda Beesley

Occupational Therapist

Children

  Warwickshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Housing Adaptations
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • 9 years case management experience
  • Presented evidence, as a Witness of Fact at Royal Court of Justice
  • Recruiting and managing rehabilitation teams

Key Skills

  • Occupational Therapy with children and adolescents with a range of cognitive & physical abilities.
  • Managing clients with complex disabilities
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Assessing for and resourcing assistive equipment
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Strong advocate for clients

Profile

I use my client centred approach and communication skills to ensure I develop and maintain good working relationships with my clients and their families. I advocate strongly on behalf of my clients, aiming to ensure that best interest and choice is paramount. I work with clients and their families to assist in maximising the client’s full potential in all aspects 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 have 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

  • Member of the ILS Treating Occupational Therapy for Children and Young People team.
  • Member of the Posture and Mobility Group

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:

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice

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