Jackie qualified as a social worker in 1986 and has a wide range of experience in neuro rehabilitation gained over more than 30 years. Jackie has experience of working with clients with brain injury both in hospital and community settings.
Jackie worked as a hospital social worker for Plymouth City Council for over 20 years, working closely with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech & language therapists, psychologists and doctors. She has extensive experience of liaising with statutory services colleagues over funding and commissioning issues. Jackie has worked with health colleagues to develop various policy protocols regarding drug and alcohol use, and also participated in the development of care pathways for a neuro rehab unit.
As well as working as a case manager with WCM, Jackie also set up BISWG South West, a forum for those working locally within the field of acquired brain injury (ABI) and she is now Chair of BISWG – Brain Injury Social Work Group - a national charity with the aim of advancing the knowledge of acquired brain injury for professionals and public.
Jackie has extensive experience of working clinically in the field of rehabilitation following brain injury and routinely uses a goal orientated approach to intervention. She has experience of implementing community based rehabilitation programmes, linking in with local services where possible and is able to communicate with adult clients of all ages and from all walks of life.
- Good problem solving skills
- Extensive experience in management of ABI adults
- Proven ability to work under pressure
- Proficient at working independently or as part of inter-disciplinary team