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Base Pay: £7,400 /Year
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Occupational Therapy Support Worker

Job Description

Site or Unit :
Huntercombe House Peterlee
Address :
Westcott Road Peterlee County Durham SR8 5JE

Contracted Weekly Hours : 37.5

Huntercombe House Peterlee is a 21 bed specialist care home for adults aged 18 years and above with very complex needs, including behavioural issues, Autistic Spectrum Disorders or diagnosed mental illness. We work collaboratively with our clients and their families or carers and provide person-centred rehabilitation, care and support. The centre is located centrally in the town of Peterlee, approximately 12 miles from the A1(M). We employ staff in a variety of different roles and provide ongoing support with comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.

So as an Occupational Therapy Support Worker what do you need to join the team?

  • Work effectively as part of a team delivering therapeutic interventions, planned with the support of a registered Occupational Therapist

  • Where applicable, organise the provision of interventions, 1:1 sessions and lead groups under the direction of the Occupational Therapist

  • Under supervision contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and modification of interventions to measure an individual's progress and ensure effectiveness through evidence based assessments

  • Undertake relevant community activities with individuals as agreed with the MDT and Occupational Therapist

  • To provide written and oral feedback as required for individual sessions and groups to demonstrate an individual's progress and for MDT meetings.

  • To fully participate within learning opportunities and engage in development meetings to further progress the service provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to support an Occupational Therapist working as part of the multi disciplinary team, closely with individuals with intellectual disability, support workers, families and other healthcare professionals to deliver the best support and rehabilitation.

Job Requirements

In order to achieve this, our Occupational Therapy Support Workers should have:

  • Good general education to GCSE level or equivalent.

  • Good IT skills – including Microsoft Word and Excel packages.

  • Relevant experiences in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnosis and challenging behaviours.

  • A variety of interpersonal skills including a desire to learn new skills, excellent organisation and communication.

  • Initiative, creativity and empathy.

  • An ability to work as part of a team with other professionals and external agencies.

  • Ability to lead individual sessions and therapeutic groups.

The Huntercombe Group provide excellent induction and continued training, with great opportunities to broaden your skill base. We also provide a variety of competitive benefits, including free life cover, contributory pension scheme, an employee discount scheme, plus free parking and uniform where applicable.

If you have the skills to succeed in this role and are committed to the provision of quality care and would like to join our team, please click on Apply now.

Closing date: 30 days from posting unless otherwise stated.

We encourage applicants to apply promptly as we review CVs on a daily basis. The majority of our roles close 30 days after posting. Where we receive a large number of suitable applications we may close a job early.

No agencies please.

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The Huntercombe Group is part of Four Seasons Health Care, one of the UK's leading independent healthcare operators, and shares its ethos of delivering the highest quality professional and personal care.

The Huntercombe Group consists of hospitals and centres throughout the UK, highly regarded for quality of care and innovation in their respective fields. The centres provide acute and longer term treatment in the areas of mental health and addictions, brain injury rehabilitation and neurodisabilitiy and learning disabilities.'s Advice

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Julia Burrows
Personal Activities Leader (PAL)
Campsie House NDC

I started work as the Activities Co-ordinator in July 2008. I came from a background of Retail but had previously worked in the care environment many years ago.

I have always been involved in the community – Scout Leader and the local Amateur Dramatic Society and these life experiences have contributed and to my ability to both the communicate and encourage residents to enjoy all the aspects’ of social interaction.

I work closely with the rest of the staff in the home to ensure activities are personalised to each resident.

The activities range from one to one chat, handcrafts/clay making –cake making and theatre visits We have entertainers in the home which include the introduction of animals and birds as well as music.

I enjoy the interaction with the residents and they appear to enjoy the efforts made for them. This is the main reason I enjoy the role.