Patrick joined CCMS as a case manager in 2016 and has a background in social care. He is a qualified social worker and has experience working with adults of all ages and abilities and has supported individuals with a wide range of disabilities and conditions. Before joining CCMS, Patrick had experience working in mental health settings, statutory adults’ services and statutory children’s services.
Patrick has worked as a care management social worker, specialising in completing assessments of need, and formulating bespoke packages of care. He has worked as an Adult Safeguarding Social Worker, coordinating multidisciplinary teams to identify and reduce risks and implement protection plans to promote clients’ individual well-being and safety.
Patrick has comprehensive assessment and analytical skills, which enable him to complete in depth and high-quality assessments and costed reports and implement multidisciplinary rehabilitation packages to maximise client potential. He possesses excellent interpersonal skills and develops and maintains strong relationships with clients, their families and other professionals. Patrick continues to develop his knowledge, skills and understanding of acquired brain injury and associated factors which affect his clients and their families.
Throughout his career, Patrick has gained a great deal of experience working with clients with a diverse range of difficulties including acquired brain injuries of varying types and severity. He has experience working with individuals with behavioural, cognitive and psychological difficulties, and difficulties with addiction and substance misuse, in addition to physical impairments such as serious orthopaedic injuries, amputations and neurological physical disabilities i.e. spasticity, hemiplegia etc.
Patrick is the Safeguarding Lead within CCMS and is responsible for reviewing and maintaining all safeguarding policies and procedures; he is responsible for the delivery of training relating to Challenging Behaviour to all CCMS staff and support workers, drawing on his experience in Social Work and Case Management. Patrick contributes towards the education and development of social work students wherever possible through maintaining strong links with local universities, and delivering seminars covering his areas of practice and experience.
Patrick is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), is a member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM), the Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG), the International Social Work Group for Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).
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