Introducing our new case manager… Marisol Stoneham
Based in: Leeds
Background: Occupational Therapy
Joined RWW: November 2017
Marisol has joined our case management team this month, bringing with her 9 years of experience as an occupational therapist, both in hospitals and in the community, working with patients in neurology, orthopaedics, elderly medicine, transitional care, accident and emergency, community rehabilitation and forensic mental health.
What made you want to be a case manager?
Case management was first mentioned to me by a colleague who had made the move from occupational therapy to case management and felt it would suit my skills and interests. It was mentioned so many times I thought I had better look into it!
During my career as an occupational therapist, I have always been drawn to complex cases that have required careful coordination and creative thinking, and have always wanted to push the boundaries of my role to achieve more for my clients. After researching case management further, I realised that it would be the perfect role for me to utilise my strengths and passion to support clients with complex needs.
What gives you the greatest job satisfaction?
I think the most rewarding aspect of the job is seeing people achieve their goals and knowing you have played a key part. I also feel a sense of pride when I am able to provide support to clients and their families during challenging periods of their lives.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
Most of my spare time is spent with my daughter, husband and very hyper-active dog! We are keen walkers and enjoy visiting the North Yorkshire coast. I love to go horse-riding when time allows and help out at the local Riding for the Disabled group when I get the opportunity. I’m also a keen reader and love to curl up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of tea.
What would you choose as your specialist subject on Mastermind?
That’s a tricky one! I think it would be a close call between “the characteristics of the Cockapoo dog breed” and “the top 10 tea rooms in Yorkshire”!
And finally… what’s your superpower?
My family describe me as a bit of a Mary Poppins – I am able to magic things out of thin air, I’m always cheerful, can do a hundred things at once and have been know to enjoy a spoonful of sugar!