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Nicola Naughton

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Nicola Naughton
Case Manager
Scotland, Glasgow,Edinburgh
 
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Nicola graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2004 with a BSc in Occupational Therapy. During her time at University Nicola’s course included 12 week placements in providing rehabilitation to young adults recovering from brain injury, physical disability within wards and the community, enabling people with mental illness to regain purposeful lives in the community and social work care of the elderly in the community. Nicola began her career working with Momentum Skills Scotland supporting clients with mental health problems, brain injury and physical disability to return to employment. Supporting clients in deciding which route to employment best suited them and to help individuals understand and breakdown barriers when looking for employment with a long-term condition. Nicola was involved in sourcing and organising work placements for clients, and group work activities in order to build confidence, increase I.T skills, interview skills and C.V construction.

Nicola also has experience in delivering group work sessions which helped her develop interpersonal skills both written and verbal. The sessions focused on cognitive rehabilitation, memory strategies and personal development. This involved 6-8 people in a group setting discussing what they feel their weaknesses are and how to rebuild their skills to become as independent as they once were with the use of the Brain Injury Workbook Exercises for Cognitive Rehabilitation. Her work also involved preparing discharge reports, progress reports and attending case reviews. Whilst managing this programme Nicola was also responsible for the supervision of new Occupational Therapists coming into post and organising training needs.

Alongside supporting clients to return back to work she became involved with preparing reports for Access to Work’s Department of Work and Pensions. In 2014 Nicola began to work as a self-employed Access to Work Assessor providing Access to Work Need Assessment Reports for the Department of Work and Pensions. This role involves a holistic assessment exploring all relevant factors of the client’s needs, and how this impacts on their daily life as well as their work potential. This requires an understanding of the client’s condition and their particular presentation. This has allowed her to further extend her knowledge on many health conditions that individuals may suffer from.

Nicola has a particular interest in neurological conditions and vocational rehabilitation with individuals with acquired brain injury and assessing their needs on return to work. She is motivated to support and encourage clients to be engaged in working towards reaching their personal recovery goals.

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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Occupational Therapy

SPECIALITY

Brain Injury

Complex Care

 

MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council)

BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists)