Occupational Therapist

Our Occupational Therapists provide high quality occupational therapy services for our service users, to maximise their independence and empower them to live their best lives.

Occupational Therapist jobs

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Occupational Therapist jobs

At Exemplar Health Care, we support adults living with complex mental and physical health needs including people recovering from spinal injuries or brain injuries, people living with neuro-disabilities and dementia, and those who require respiratory care.

In this role, you’ll provide specialist assessments, clinical diagnoses and interventions to help people overcome the challenges they face with completing everyday tasks or activities.

As an Occupational Therapist with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll be empowered to really make a difference.

You’ll work with the wider Care Team and Clinical Team to create person-centred care plans to support people to achieve their goals, and evaluate their outcomes.

In this role, you’ll work with the same team and service users to ensure continuity of care. Our homes are relatively small in size, which means that you’ll have sufficient time to make a real difference to the lives of those in your care.

Our Occupational Therapists are well organised, can work under their own initiative as well as part of a multidisciplinary team, and are up-to-date with current evidence-based occupational therapy best practice.

Being an Occupational Therapist with us is extremely rewarding. You’ll see the difference you make each and every day, which provides great job satisfaction.

View our Occupational Therapist job vacancies

What is an Occupational Therapist?

An Occupational Therapist helps people to overcome the challenges they face carrying out day-to-day activities because of a disability, illness, trauma or long term condition.

They work with people to identify their strengths and difficulties, such as getting dressed or making a drink, and help them to work out practical solutions. This might involve learning new ways to do things or making changes to their environment.

As an example, in the role, you could help:

  • someone adapt to life after surgery
  • disabled people to adapt their home to live more independently
  • people with mental illnesses or learning disabilities with everyday activities.
     

Being an Occupational Therapist with Exemplar Health Care

As an Occupational Therapist with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll provide specialist assessments, clinical diagnoses and interventions to help people overcome the challenges they face with completing everyday tasks or activities. You could be supporting adults living with complex needs arising from brain injuries, dementia, mental health conditions, neuro-disabilities including Huntington's disease, and physical disabilities. We also have a number of learning disability services

You’ll work with the wider Care Team and Clinical Team to create person-centred care plans to support people to achieve their goals, and evaluate their outcomes.

Often, you may be the only Occupational Therapist in your home. You’ll be an active and valued member of the multidisciplinary team, and provide expert advice, guidance and knowledge within your field of expertise.

Rewards and benefits of working as an Occupational Therapist

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Refer a friend scheme – earn up to £1500 when you refer a friend for a care or nursing role.

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Lifestyle and retail discounts – get cash back and discounted vouchers at over 250 high street shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

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Employee Assistance Programme - access 24/7 counselling and support through our award-winning programme.

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

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Access pay early – through fastPAYE, request an advance of up to 50% for additional hours worked.

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Blue Light Card – get huge discounts at a wide range of retailers.

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Company Shop membership – get exclusive membership at The Company Shop and purchase groceries, gardening and electrical items at a heavily discounted price.

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Healthcare cash plan - spread the cost of health expenses through a monthly premium.

Learning and career development for Occupational Therapists

There are lots of opportunities to learn and develop in your career as an Occupational Therapist, if you wish.

Occupational Therapist induction

If your application is successful, you’ll do a four day welcome induction which covers mandatory and statutory training including moving and handling, safeguarding and person-centred care. This induction also includes our Exemplar Positive Behaviour Support training.

After that, you’ll continue your induction in your home with the support of a buddy.

Throughout your employment, you’ll have regular supervisions and Performance Development Reviews with your Manager to review your progress and discuss your career aspirations.

Ongoing learning and development

There are lots of opportunities to continue your learning as an Occupational Therapist We offer a range of in-house and external training programmes, including:

  • mandatory and statutory training (MAST) to refresh your skills
  • specialist skills development from our central Clinical Team  
  • in-house, CPD certificated leadership and management development programmes
  • role specific diplomas, qualifications and training
  • coaching.

Download our career journey which shows you all of the development and progression opportunities available at Exemplar Health Care.

Occupational Therapist jobs

Exemplar Health Care has over 35 specialist care homes across England, with plans to open a number of new homes over the next five years.

This makes it an exciting time to join the company, giving you lots of opportunities to specialise and develop in your career.

Visit our online job search to find an Occupational Therapist job near you. 

Meet Helen, Physiotherapist at Tyne Grange

Following years in private practice, Helen joined Tyne Grange care home two years ago and loves the person-centred nature of the role.

She shares: “Typically, I have five or six physiotherapy sessions each day. I assess and provide treatment for anybody who has physical needs. We also do group exercise classes to make things fun. The people who live at Tyne Grange tend to be younger adults who are keen to go out into the community, so we facilitate that too.

“In this role, you can make a big difference to people’s lives. You’re responsible for improving their quality of life and empowering them to be more independent. It’s extremely rewarding.”