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James Restrick

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James Restrick
Case Manager
Scotland
 

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James qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2004. He began his career working as an Occupational Therapist for Momentum whilst completing his final year of university. As a vocational rehabilitation service for people who had sustained brain injury, Momentum provided invaluable experience in assessing people’s difficulties following a brain injury, identifying skills and strengths that would contribute to a successful return to work and providing relevant interventions that would facilitate the goal of returning to employment. Further duties within this role included planning and delivering group sessions to promote work readiness, arranging relevant work placements to develop skills and liaising with employers to support integration into the workplace. Within this role he also became proficient in the completion of outcome measures and reports that demonstrate value for money and best outcome for the person.

In 2006, James broadened his experience in brain injury by moving to the Community Treatment Centre for Brain injury in Glasgow. James eventually worked full time for this service, the main aim of which was to provide rehabilitation for people who have experienced a brain injury to become independent at home and in their community. This includes assisting people to establish or re-establish relationships with family and friends and to engage in meaningful and productive activity in home, education or work settings. Carers and families were encouraged to take an active role in the person’s rehabilitation programme. Working within this interdisciplinary team involved undertaking a holistic assessment of a client’s skills and abilities and developing person centred goals to guide therapeutic intervention. Goals could focus on improving ability for daily living skills, by means of cognitive, psychological and vocational rehabilitation. Experience within the service allowed James to develop his skills in assessment, goal setting and therapeutic interventions to promote best outcome for the person. He also consolidated his understanding of the complexities of brain injury from a medical and social point of view.

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Qualifications

BSc Occupational Therapy (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University                                             2004/2005

Postgraduate Certificate in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Queen Margaret University                                                    2011

 Specialities

Brain injury

 Additional Qualifications & Memberships

HCPC
BAOT