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Sarah Francome

Occupational Therapist

Children

  Dorset | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Housing Adaptations
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • 12 years case management experience

Key Skills

  • Assessment of functional performance skills and goal planning
  • Assessment to recommend wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • Managing effective therapy and support packages
  • Extensive experience in equipment provision and housing adaptation for children with complex physical disabilities.
  • Provision of manual handling assessments advice and specialist equipment
  • Strong advocate for clients

Profile

Using my occupational therapy skills, I am able to identify goals through assessment and broker solutions to address my clients’ needs and to support their families and carers. I also have a particular interest in moving and handling issues.

Through working within multidisciplinary teams, I have developed a good understanding of the importance of an integrated approach centring on the needs of the child/young person and their family.

Previous Clinical Experience

Sept 2003 to Aug 2008 Children’s Occupational Therapist, Swindon Social Services.

Oct 2000 to Oct 2003 Carer’s Project Co-ordinator – Establishing, developing and coordinating a service which provides respite for parents of children/young people with a physical disability and/or medical condition. This included recruiting and supervising a team of Support Workers.

Sept 1991 to Aug 1999 Children’s Occupational Therapist, Swindon Social Services.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapist Specialist Sections:

  • Children and Young People
  • Independent Practitioners
  • Housing

Maintaining Excellence

Sarah 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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