Jackie is a qualified social worker and has a wide range of experience in neuro rehabilitation, gained over more than 20 years. She trained at Plymouth University and qualified in 1986. She 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. This involved working closely with OTs, 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 Westcountry Case Management since 2008, Jackie also set up BISWG South West, a forum for those working locally within the field of acquired brain injury (ABI).
- Extensive experience in management of adults with ABI.
- Extensive experience of working clinically in the field of rehabilitation following brain injury.
- Routinely uses a goal orientated approach to intervention.
- Experience of implementing community based rehabilitation programmes, linking in with local services where possible.
- Good problem solving skills.
- Able to communicate with adult clients of all ages and from all walks of life.
- Proven ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to work independently or as part of inter-disciplinary team.
Professional Affiliations & Additional Qualifications
- British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- BABICM registered practitioner member