Occupational Therapist

Ribble View, Preston

Position: Occupational Therapist - 
Care Home: Ribble View
Location: Preston (PR1 4UD)
Contract type: Full time and part time hours available
Shifts Available:  Flexibility required
Rate/Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum dependant on experience

About Exemplar Health Care:

We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England.  

Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes.  Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.  

Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues.  We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About Ribble View:

Ribble View supports 30 adults living with complex mental health needs and physical disabilities.

The home has three ten-bed units, which gives it a homely and welcoming feel. In 2021, the home had a makeover and now has a smoothie bar, a café, a beauty salon and a pub.

In this role, you’ll usually work in the same team and with the same service users to ensure continuity of care. This means that you’ll see the difference you make each and every day.

To take a virtual tour of Ribble View click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5pTKCCdGhA

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Therapy Services in Ribble.   Supported by a Physiotherapist and Therapy Assistant your enthusiasm, warmth and compassion are fundamental in helping our service users to feel respected, included and cared for.  Working with our team of Specialist Nurses and Health Care Assistants you will be expected to contribute to integrated care planning with the aim of enabling our services users to reach their goals.

About the role:

We expect that you will be a qualified Occupational Therapist with at least 1-year post qualification experience, ideally from within the private sector however this is not essential. Experience acquired brain injury, mental health, and neurological care would also be advantageous, however, full training is provided via our comprehensive induction.

Occupational Therapist Key Duties:

- Taking responsibility for a clinical caseload
- Carrying out assessments and reviews, ensuring that service users receive appropriate treatment
- Using appropriate communication skills and tools to communicate with service users
- Monitoring, evaluating and recording patient progress,  modifying treatment plans as required
- Liaising with agencies including GPs, consultants, hospital staff, PCTs and social services
- Liaising with the nursing team and care staff
- Working as part of a team
- Assisting with the training of other health care staff as required

- 25 days holiday (plus stats 34 days)
- My FIRST Rewards, with access to lifestyle and retail discounts, an award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service, and an online Wellbeing Centre
- Pension plan
- Free car parking
- Paid DBS check, we pay for all new starters to have a DBS check where required, so you don’t need to cover the cost
- Comprehensive 4-day induction program

About Our Values:

At Exemplar Health Care, our FIRST values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues; our values are:

- Fun
- Integrity
- Responsiveness
- Success
- Teamwork

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve.  We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

How to Apply:

For further details on the role please contact our Recruitment Team on 01977 630830 for an informal chat or alternatively email: POD2@exemplarhc.com

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.