Therapy Assistant

Cassie Wood

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Area of interest and relevant experience

I have experience working in a clinical environment, Nursery & School settings and visiting families at home.
I have worked with children who have a range of difficulties, from Fine & Gross motor skills, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay,Sensory processing difficulties and many other difficulties.

My experience extends to working with adults from 18 years of age to 60+ age group within a further education and a residential care setting.

The nature of my role promotes a holistic, caring and empathetic approach to the individual’s needs. These different experiences have provided me with a tool-box of transferable skills and a good foundation of knowledge.

qualifications

BA (Hons) in Health & Social Care

Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Massage

Diploma in Sports, Exercise & Science

When did you start working with Kent Occupational Therapy?

2024. I previously worked for the NHS for 7 years in Paediatrics. 

what do you like about being a Therapy Assistant?

I love planning varied activities that are engaging and fun for the child to support them to work on & achieve their goals.
I enjoy seeing their confidence grow and, in turn, their self-esteem.
As a child, I struggled in school and I understand the feelings of frustration and sometimes embarrassment. I required one-to-one support for Dyslexia and also struggled with my coordination.
I know the importance of patience, encouraging and
fostering positive relationships.

Outside of work

Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and 2 year old daughter, soon to be a big sister to twins.

I love being in the outdoors and in nature and my favourite activity is to explore rural areas and the coast. I especially love Cornwall & the Cotswolds. I have also been lucky to explore a little corner of Italy and Barcelona. I love finding hidden gems, little antique shops, play parks and coffee shops. I am very partial to fish and chips at the beach.

I like trying new activities, most recently Arial Hoop & Hammock. But also value quiet time, going for long walks and taking photos.

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our team

Accreditations & Qualifications

All Our
Occupational Therapists

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Are specialists in their field
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Are professional members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
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Have degrees in Occupational Therapy
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Are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
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Are up to date with statutory training and maintain high continued professional development and clinical supervision standards.
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Are all DBS checked
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