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Susanne Kulkies

Occupational Therapist

Adults

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 support workers and families
  • Working with clients with and without capacity
  • 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 person centre care working closely with my clients, their support teams, family members and other professionals as appropriate to ensure my clients’ needs are met. I am passionate about working with children and young adults with complex needs, supporting them with empathy and care to enable them to fulfil their potential.

Previous Clinical Experience

2014 to Present Independent practitioner, working with a Multidisciplinary Team in Central London.


2007 to 2014 Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Senior Occupational Therapist working with children and young adults with complex physical, learning and social communication difficulties, including those whose behaviour can be challenging, though predominantly with children and young adults with cerebral palsy in mainstream and special school settings. 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.


2005 to 2007 Hammersmith & Fulham Primary Care Trust, London
Senior Occupational Therapist, providing assessment and intervention for children, young adults and their families, taking into account their environments (home, mainstream and special schools, 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 young adults, 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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