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Janet Owens

Social Worker

Adults

  Denbighshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Developing excellent relationships with care agencies
  • Application of social care and health legislation e.g. the Mental Capacity Act
  • Extensive experience of staff management
  • 17 years experience
  • Coordinating rehabilitation pathways

Key Skills

  • Writing clear concise comprehensive needs assessments
  • Developing support plans and rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Compassionate and empathetic

Profile

I have extensive experience in the case management of clients with ABI and neurological conditions in both hospital and community settings. I am skilled at developing a rapport with my clients which facilitate good working relationships with them, their family and others. Person centred working is key to my practice.

Previous Clinical Experience

2012 to Current Practice Manager, Adult Community Social Work Team, Cheshire West and Cheshire Council
My role has required high quality team management skills to ensure the aims and goals of the team are met effectively, specific service delivery outcomes are achieved and employing forward strategic thinking to enable smooth running of services. I bring immediate and effective leadership skills to the role of case management to ensure all outcomes are achieved for individuals assessed specific and complex needs. Working knowledge and application of relevant social care and health legislations, and Mental Capacity Act.

Oct 2006 to Apr 2012 Senior Social Work Practitioner, St Helens Council
Senior Social Work Practitioner role, requiring extensive knowledge and implementation of statutory responsibilities, including chairing safeguarding meetings. Key roles and responsibilities: assessing, care planning and reviewing client’s care and support needs, developing strategies for continuity of assessments, link manager for Continuing Health Care Team.

Sep 2006 to Oct 2006 Care Manager, Halton Council
Worked independently covering an acute hospital setting. Facilitating hospital discharges in a timely manner and working effectively and with great knowledge and understanding of the Delayed Discharge Act. Working effectively across multi-disciplinary teams and producing high quality assessments to evidence provision of relevant services for patients.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • 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)

Maintaining Excellence

Janet 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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