Sarah qualified as an occupational therapist in 1997 and has worked as a case manager for clients following catastrophic injury such as acquired brain injury and orthopaedic injuries since 2004 in a wide range of clinical areas including orthopaedics, general medicine, amputees, renal, neurology, general medicine and chronic pain but has spent the majority of her career in community based brain injury rehabilitation.
Sarah has worked in hospitals and in the community within England, Australia and New Zealand. She works as a case manager for WCM and also as an occupational therapist. Her case management role includes client centred assessments to identify the needs and goals, and the formulation of action plans to support the client in achieving maximum potential in their chosen tasks and daily activities.
Sarah works closely with the client, family and all those identified in the treatment plan such as health professionals, support teams, employers, teachers, builders, and equipment suppliers, to ensure treatment is co-ordinated, timely and effective. She has vast experience of considering each client’s unique circumstances and the psychological, cognitive, physical and social impact of trauma on their function and quality of life, and is proficient at identifying a client’s needs and supporting them in achieving their goals within their own environment
She has excellent communication skills which she uses with clients, their families, funders and relevant professionals, to ensure the treatment plan is appropriate, co-ordinated, effective and timely and with insurers, solicitors, deputies and relevant agencies to arrange and justify funding.
- Facilitating access to housing adaptations and equipment
- Special interest in vocational rehabilitation
- Recruiting, supervising and monitoring support workers and care teams