I have 22 years experience working as an Occupational Therapist and worked with all ages of the population including children, adolescents, adults and seniors. I have experience of working with most physical illnesses and disabilities (including stroke, cancer, HIV, epilepsy and rheumatology) and most mental health needs and illnesses (including Schizophrenia, eating disorders and dementia) learning disabilities, head injury and complex combinations of these.
BA Social Science degree, a Diploma in Occupational Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Healthcare and Rehabilitation..
There is regular training in all aspects of their work including: Manual handling training, first aid, food hygiene, care principles, health and safety, safe guarding and abuse, infection control and best practice tutorials.
Specialist training such as dementia and palliative care has been undertaken and is introduced as required.
Code of practice and work to the procedures are set out in the Cosie Care handbook.