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Jessica Dunn

Occupational Therapist

Children

  Wiltshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Developmental disorders, coordination and sensory processing
  • 2 years case management experience

Key Skills

  • Occupational Therapy including using individually tailored approaches, through standardised assessments and clinical experience.
  • Writing clear, concise comprehensive reports.
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • 19 years specialising in paediatrics
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting

Profile

I use my strong communication skills to develop good working relationships with clients and their families. I have a client-centred and collaborative approach, bringing together those involved, to provide the client with the highest quality of support. My skills of professional assessment, advice and treatment for children who require short or long-term support, supports them to achieve their potential.

Previous Clinical Experience

2011 – present. Paediatric Occupational Therapist in private practice.

2005 - 2010 – Paediatric OT in a large multidisciplinary team for NHS Islington, London. Developed and delivered OT for schools, outpatient clinics, and home support, running groups, individual therapy and training.

2005 – 2010 - Family Career break. Followed by retraining at Brent NHS. Our team delivered OT through mainstream and special schools, nurseries, playgroups and clinics.

1999-2000 - Paediatric OT at Ealing Children’s services, working in a large team. Caseload was clinic based, and also in a Special School, for children with complex needs.

1998-1999 - Homerton University Hospital NHS – post graduate rotations in:
Acute adult mental health, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics.

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)
  • BSc Psychology

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Occupational Therapist for children with particular experience in developmental disorders, coordination and sensory processing.

Maintaining Excellence

Jessica 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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