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Susanne Kulkies

Occupational Therapist

Children

  London | 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
  • 5 years case management experience

Key Skills

  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Clear concise reports

Profile

I am a confident practitioner, using good time management and communication skills to manage tight deadlines. I am committed to providing client centred care, working closely with family, educational staff and other professionals to maximise a child’s potential, ensuring that the care package provided fulfils the needs of the child and their family. With lots of experience in providing education and training to families, support workers and professional staff, I am passionate about working with children with complex needs and their families.

Previous Clinical Experience

2014 to Present Independent practitioner, working with a team of Speech & Language Therapists, Child Psychologists and Play Therapists.

2007 to Apr 2014 CLCH NHS Trust- Senior I Occupational Therapist working with children with complex physical, learning and social communication difficulties, including those whose behavior can be challenging. Utilizing highly developed clinical skills to implement a range of assessment tools, Susanne provided informed reports detailing recommendations and implementing interventions across a range of environments. This role encompassed a significant element of service development, as well as the management and training of junior staff.

2005 to 2007 Hammersmith & Fulham PCT- Senior II Occupational Therapist, providing assessment and intervention for children and their families, taking into account their environments (home, mainstream and special schools, and nursery) as relevant. The role included provision of specialist seating and equipment, and planning of structural adaptations in order to maximise independence. Susanne worked closely with children and their families, health and social care practitioners, equipment providers, as well as housing and adaptations co-ordinators.

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)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) Specialist Sections: Children and Young People, Independent Practitioners.

Maintaining Excellence

Susanne 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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