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.