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Catherine Williams

Occupational Therapist

Children

  Wiltshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Recruiting and managing care teams
  • Transition management

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Providing support and education for families and carers
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action recommendations

Profile

I have a dynamic approach to engaging with families and clients; I encourage a client-centred view for all those involved, advocating for choice and clients’ personal goals to be at the centre of decision making.

I establish good communication and aim to ensure the team around the client work for client’s best interests in achieving meaningful goals to enhance their independence and quality of life.

Previous Clinical Experience

2004 to Present Case Manager / Occupational Therapist with Independent Living Solutions

2004 to Present Occupational Therapist in private practice

1998 to 2004 Senior OT in Paediatrics in Swindon with pre-school and primary aged children. Specialist role in Alternative and Augmentative Communication

1995 to 1998 Family Career Break

1992 to 1995 Senior OT in Paediatrics in Coventry and Leicester. Caseload predominantly children with cerebral palsy from pre-school to teenagers in mainstream and special school settings

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Advanced 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

  • British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families (RCOT SS)
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Independent Practice (RCOTSS IP)
  • The National Handwriting AssociationSensory Integration Network UK
  • 2006 Post-Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (Dyspraxia)
  • 2008 Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism (Children)

Maintaining Excellence

Catherine 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

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