Gemma started working at Second Chance Headway in April 2016. Her career pathway has led her through a variety of settings providing her with valuable knowledge and experience as an Occupational Therapist with a specialist interest in Neurology and Brain Injury.
At Second Chance Gemma carries out assessments for rehabilitation and support, providing individualised treatment plans, undertaking one to one sessions, group therapy sessions, attending reviews and liaising with various outside agencies and professionals. Gemma uses her knowledge gained as a Case Manager to support members going through the litigation process. Gemma has a specialist interest in Cognitive Rehabilitation and will be undergoing further training to expand and update her current practice.
1993 BTEC Nat DIP in Social Care
1997 NVQ Level 3 in Rehabilitative Care
2003 BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
2014 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Training
2014 Advanced Communication Skills Training
2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for people with brain injuries
2015 Litigation Unravelled
1994-2002 Rehabilitation Worker: Oakwood Cheshire Services Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit
2003-2005 Rotational Occupational Therapist, Harrogate and District Hospital, Harrogate
2005-2010 Specialist Occupational Therapist, Lascelles Neurorehabilitation Unit, Harrogate
2010-2014 Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract
2014-2016 Brain Injury Case Manager, J S Parker Ltd, Sheffield
2016-present Specialist Occupational Therapist, Second Chance Headway Centre, Wakefield