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Jill Blount

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Jill Blount
Expert Witness, Senior Case Manager
Midlands
 

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Jill qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1979. Jill began her career working in the field of mental health which has given her invaluable experience and the ability to understand client’s complex problems and their reactions to difficulties. This was followed by experience working in the field of rehabilitation of adults in a hospital setting where she was involved in establishing a new rehabilitation department. At this stage Jill was head of occupational therapy with responsibilities for recruiting and supporting a team of occupational therapy staff.

In 1990, Jill began work for the Wheelchair Service, where she worked alongside Rehabilitation Engineers to assist in the provision of special seating, manual and electric wheelchairs. Jill dealt with clients with a wide range of physical disabilities including clients with profound and multiple disabilities (PMLD), both adults and children. She also worked with clients with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury both in the hospital setting and in the community.

Following this, Jill returned to work for Social Services, where she continued to work with clients with a wide range of difficulties including head injuries, strokes, multiple sclerosis, orthopaedic and spinal cord injuries. Jill also gained experience of working with children with cerebral palsy and brittle bone disease. Her work involved helping clients to achieve as much independence as possible, with all aspects of their daily lives. Much of the work involved problem solving with the clients to help overcome their difficulties. Whilst working for Social Services Jill acted up as Service Manager for the Physical Disability Team where she was responsible for coordinating the team of occupational therapists, social workers and community care workers.

Jill has extensive experience as a lead practitioner, responsible for holding a large clinical caseload, involving service users with acquired brain injury, mental health problems, learning disabilities, people with challenging behaviour and people with profound and multiple disabilities. All her cases have been complex and she has experience of assisting other professionals to understand the needs of these complex clients.

Jill’s also has experience of working with adults who are assessed as not having the capacity to consent to treatment and interventions has enabled her to transfer her skills to her current role of a case manager for clients with complex difficulties.

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Qualifications

Diploma in Occupational Therapy 1979
MSc Occupational Therapy 2007
Assessment of Motor and Process Skills 2002
Sensory Integration with Adults with Learning Disabilities 2002

Specialities

Brain Injury
Occupational Therapy
Spinal Injuries
Amputees
Mobility

Additional Qualifications and Memberships

HCPC
BAOT
BABICM (Advanced Member)
COTSS-NP
MASCIP