Hayley Martin

Occupational Therapist | Paediatric & Young People
within 2 hours travel time
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Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Clinical and management supervision
  • Co-ordinating Multi-disciplinary teams
  • Housing Adaptations
  • Moving & Handling
  • Prosthetics/ Amputations
  • Specialist Equipment Provision for Children
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wealth of Experience as a Qualified Occupational Therapist

Key Skills

  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Producing concise and accurate reports
  • Experience in interviewing, supervision and mentoring
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to adapt to new situations
  • Passionate advocate for clients

Profile

I am a competent and skilled Occupational Therapist, with over 14 years of experience working in children’s disability and social care settings. I consider that I have excellent communication skills, I am calm under pressure, and I am able to adapt to new situations. I work well in a team but am also confident to work autonomously. I enjoy working with children in their own environments and am motivated to empower children and young people to achieve their maximum independence. My specialist skills are centred around home adaptations, equipment provision, moving & handling support and risk assessment.

Previous Clinical Experience

08/2022 to present: Community Occupational Therapist; Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council – Bournemouth, Dorset

  • Completing initial assessments to determine the immediate and long term needs of children with complex physical and learning disabilities
  • Clients with Neuromuscular conditions, rare genetic conditions, global delay, cerebral palsy, traumatic injury, autism
  • Designing home adaptations and supporting with re-housing
  • Assessing postural needs and working collaboratively with local companies and physiotherapists to provide appropriate equipment
  • Producing moving and handling risk assessments and plans
  • LOLER sling and hoist safety checks
  • Contributing to Child in Need plans, attending reviews, producing reports
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver client focused interventions
  • Continuous review of user needs and outcomes

06/2014 to 08/2022: Children’s Occupational Therapist; Hampshire County Council – Eastleigh, Hampshire

  • Assessing the needs of service users aged 0-18, their carers and the holistic needs of their family, both virtually and in person.
  • Producing assessments, keeping accurate case records and writing professional reports (eg housing reports, moving and handling plans, risk assessments, supporting letters), using a number of IT systems.
  • Providing advice on and assessing for specialist equipment, adaptation and housing needs.
  • Viewing properties for families in both the social and private market, to ensure suitability for adaptation.
  • Liaising & completing joint visits with professionals within health, housing, charities, and private agencies.
  • Responsible for mentoring and supervising students, OT assistants and new colleagues.
  • Child protection work, including making safeguarding referrals and supporting with emergency respite arrangements.
  • Attending meetings with other agencies on behalf of the team.

11/2008 to 06/2014: Children’s Occupational Therapist; Wiltshire County Council – Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • Assessing the needs of clients aged 0-18 and supporting with equipment and home adaptations within a unitary authority.
  • Working with adult services to support client transitions from age 18-25.
  • Seating assessments
  • Moving and handling support and training Working within the Disabled Children’s Team to provide coordinated support and services including with child protection cases.
  • Completing monthly supervision

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with The Health & Care Professions Council
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists since 2005

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Capacity and Consent
  • Safeguarding Training: Adults 19/01/23 and Children 11/08/23
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR