Ellen Weir - Occupational Therapist

Ellen Weir
Rehabilitation Case Manager
Ellen qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2004
Clinical experience in Brain Injury, Orthopaedics and Stroke and Community Rehab
She has ten years experience in the case management industry managing Brain Injury and Multi Trauma cases
Twelve years experience in vocational rehabilitation, specialising in working with adults and adolescents with ABI
Injury Expertise
In depth knowledge and experience of orthopaedic/multi trauma injuries
Specialist in vocational rehabilitation
Psychological conditions, e.g. PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD
Chronic pain management
Organising and managing complex care packages and home adaptations
Current Role Includes
Case Management: Innovative, cost effective management of injured parties to return to health including
a safe and durable return to work (RTW)
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Assessments: Assessing the ability of the injured person to carry out ADL within the home or work environment, identify strategies to promote independence and provide
Recommendations for appropriate adaptations and equipment
Worksite Assessments (WSA): to determine physical requirements of the injured parties’ pre-injury duties
and to identify suitable duties and develop a plan for a safe and durable return to work
Ergonomic Assistance: to provide recommendations for safe working practices including workstation
set-up, equipment prescription, postural advice and functional education
Vocational Rehabilitation: undertaking analyses of transferrable skills and labour market research and vocational counselling, assisting with CV development, disclosure of injury, completing application forms and delivery of job seeking programmes
Absence Management and Return to Work: identifying patterns and triggers to absence, developing
return to work plans, advising on reasonable adjustments in the workplace
Continued Professional Development / Recent Training
MSc Vocational Rehabilitation –Ongoing
Irwin Mitchell – Mental Capacity Act & Court of Protection
Vocational Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference – 2011, 12
Motivational Interviewing – Sheffield Hallam University
Effective Management of Epilepsy – Rehab Group
Supporting patients with Chronic Pain – SSOTP NHS Trust
Professional Memberships
Vocational Rehabilitation Association
HCPC Registered
British College of Occupational Therapists
68 Westbury Hill
• Based in West Midlands
Geograhical Coverage
Tel: +44 (0) 3330 069 199
Fax: +44 (0) 2920 221 382
Email: [email protected]