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Elize Rossouw

Occupational Therapist


  West Sussex | within 2 hours travel time.


  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Amputations
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 5 years case management experience
  • Recruiting and managing care teams
  • Assessing for and recommending major housing adaptations and equipment
  • 23 years Occupational Therapy experience
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Complex Moving and Handling Assessments

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting; pre and post settlement cases.
  • Assessing for and sourcing specialist equipment.
  • Arranges and monitors psychological and physical rehabilitation.
  • Assist in management, planning and implementation of housing adaptations
  • Providing support and education to families and carers


Elize is an experienced Occupational Therapist, having qualified in 1998, she has gained valuable experience working with adults from 18 plus with a full range of physical and cognitive disabilities and long-term chronic conditions. She is experienced at completing holistic assessments, which include the consideration of the client’s housing, care, equipment and therapy needs.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team she is adept in managing rehabilitation and complex care of clients, involving multi-disciplinary rehabilitation, medical and social care teams.
As case manager she manages clients’ rehabilitation plans, liaise with the solicitors and the insurance companies, providing clear and concise written communication for their legal claims.
Elize is passionate about working closely with clients, their families, and carers, to plan and implement relevant services to help them fulfil their potential.
In addition to case management work she also works as a bank OT in an acute hospital setting, for Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, specialising in critical care and arranging safe discharges of adult and elderly patients with complex medical and care needs. Providing recommendations regarding specialist equipment provision, rehabilitation, and community care needs.

Previous Clinical Experience

2016 to Present Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with Independent Living Solutions.

2019 – Present (Senior Occupational Therapist – Bank – working for Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust)
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in Acute and Medical Care, working with adults and elderly patients with complex physical, cognitive, and social communication difficulties, including those whose behaviour can be challenging. Utilising highly developed clinical skills to assess their ability and the impact on their level of function and independence. Making recommendations for safe discharges involving care, equipment and further therapy needs.

2012 to 2015 (Private Sector) – Back2Work Occupational Therapy: Working with patients with a variety of medical conditions but in particular, patients with spinal conditions, head injury, stroke, orthopaedic problems and other medical problems. Completing work assessments, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Setting up Work Rehabilitation Programs & Return to work programs. General Rehabilitation of in/out patients.

2005 to 2011 London Borough of Sutton: Senior Occupational Therapist. Managed complexed cases in adult services which required major adaptations and specialist equipment, re-housing and manual handling assessments.

Jun 2005 to Aug 2005 London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: Locum Occupational Therapist in adult services, completing assessments for major adaptations and specialist equipment.

Sep 2004 to May 2005 Mole Valley and Esher Social Services: Locum Occupational Therapist in Adult Services. Assessment for minor and major adaptations, specialist equipment, manual handling assessments.

Oct 2003 to Sep 2004 London Borough of Lambeth: Assessment for major adaptations and specialist equipment.

May 2003 to Sep 2003 East Surrey Hospital: Working across a variety of inpatient hospital settings, (care of the elderly and medical wards) assessing functional performance skills and discharge planning.

Feb 2001 to Apr 2003 London Borough of Lambeth: Assessment for major adaptations and specialist equipment.

Feb 1999 to Jan 2001 Oxford Aunts Care and Nursing Services. Live in carer.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapist
  • Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK

Maintaining Excellence

Elize 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 - Training Sessions: Safeguarding Adults 25.02.2021, Safeguarding Children 22.02.2021
  • Management of Risk