Marcia has been working in the area of neurological injury with adults, adolescents and children as an Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Case Manager since she graduated from Sydney University in 1995.
Marcia commenced her career working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services in a Transitional Living Unit where she provided occupational therapy and case management services to people transitioning back into independent community living. She then lived in Canada for six years where she worked with a range of community-based services offering both occupational therapy intervention and case management services for people with complex injuries and acquired brain injury. Of special note, Marcia provided consultation and assessment to a Behavioural Rehabilitation Unit in Canada, as well as driving evaluation and remediation. She joined a community based occupational therapy service specialising in cognitive rehabilitation and assisted in establishing their driving rehabilitation services.
Marcia moved back to Australia in 2004 and commenced working with Access Brain Injury Services. She has remained working as a Case Manager and Occupational Therapist in the brain injury sector ever since, dealing with a range of complex issues regarding cognitive, psychosocial and community functioning. Her areas of expertise and interest include care needs assessments (adult & paediatric); cognitive retraining programs including study skills assistance, attention process training, and community reintegration.
Marcia is an accredited assessor for functional independence measures in both adults and children, and a registered driver rehabilitation assessor.
Marcia has worked with a variety of funding bodies, rehabilitation providers, community services and family dynamics during her employment history. Due to her extensive experience with cognitive and behavioural therapy and community integration, her case load in her current role tends to be with clients who have significant cognitive and psychosocial challenges.
Marcia is an approved case manager and care needs assessor for both adult and child participants of Lifetime Care.