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Karen Warren

Occupational Therapist

Adults

Children

  Hampshire | within 2 hours travel time.
  Willing to take on overseas cases.

Experience

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Injury & Other Complex Disabilities
  • Identifying Appropriate Accommodation & Housing Adaptations
  • Setting up & Managing Therapy & Support Teams
  • Moving & Handling
  • 1 Years' Case Management Experience
  • 13 Years Occupational Therapy Experience

Key Skills

  • Patient, Compassionate and empathetic
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Working with clients with and without capacity
  • Clear concise reports
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting

Profile

I have over 13 years’ experience working with children and adults with complex needs.  I’m passionate about building a therapeutic rapport and adapting my approach to suit the needs of each individual client that I work with.  This enables me to advocate for my client and facilitate them to reach their full potential.

Previous Clinical Experience

2020 – Coastal Case Management, Hampshire
Position held – Paediatric Case Manager – Undertaking Immediate Needs assessment and then coordinating therapy and support packages to meet clients identified short- and longer-term needs.

2016 – 2020 – Adult Services, Reablement Occupational Therapy Team, Hampshire County Council
Specialising in equipment, housing, minor and major adaptations and moving and handling equipment and strategies for all clients over 18 years with a variety of disabilities.

2009 – 2016 Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Hampshire County Council
Working with disabled children and their families in the community assessing for appropriate equipment and adaptations.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)
  • HCPC registered professional – OT58095

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Member of the National Back Exchange
  • Member of RCOT Specialist section of Independent OT Practitioners

Maintaining Excellence

Karen 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
  • Safeguarding - Training Session: Safeguarding Adults 13.09.2021; Safeguarding Children 17.09.2021
  • Management of Risk
  • Mental Capacity