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Occupational Therapist Assistant

Hawthorns Care Centre, O'Neill Drive, North Blunts, Peterlee, Co Durham, SR8 5UP

  • Pay: £10.48 per hour
  • Hours: 37.50
  • Type: Permanent
  • Shift: Days
  • Posted: 26th April 2022
  • Expires: 24th May 2022

As an Occupational Therapist Assistant at a Barchester independent mental health hospital, you’ll provide practical support that helps us deliver the all-round care our patients deserve. We’ll look to you to help our Occupational Therapist work with patients to help them overcome challenges they encounter during their daily activities. As part of your wide range of responsibilities, you’ll plan, implement and evaluate group and individual treatment programmes for patients. We’ll rely on you to promote or maintain the physical capabilities and independence of each patient you work with, and record interactions and observations when appropriate. As an Occupational Therapist Assistant at Barchester, you’ll make a real difference to our patients’ day-to-day lives by helping them regain their independence where they can.

To join us as an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you’ll need a Level 2 NVQ  related to care or promoting independence, and be willing to work towards a Level 3 NVQ or Level 2 QCF in Healthcare as you work with us. An ambitious and compassionate individual, you’ll have previous experience in a care or customer service environment. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice and consent, upholding these basic rights at all times.

As well as a competitive salary, Barchester is offers one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. Your generous package would include:

• Free learning and development
• Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme
• A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts
• Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

If you’d like to use your clinical and people skills in an organisation that provides the quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, this is a rewarding and empowering place to be.


Benefits and Rewards

We recognise that you and your role is pivotal in shaping the future of our organisation. That’s why in return for your dedication, you’ll receive a competitive salary plus our sector-leading benefits and rewards package. Take a look at how we’re committed to rewarding your amazing work and commitment when you join us.


About Barchester

We’re proud to have over 240 care homes and six independent hospitals nationwide, that continually meet and exceed all relevant regulatory compliance standards. Join one of our fantastic teams and you’ll make sure our residents and patients get the outstanding quality of care, support, services and facilities they deserve.


Equal Opportunities

We recognise and celebrate difference and pride ourselves on creating an inclusive environment for all. Whoever you are, we want you to be yourself, always. This enables greater diversity across the entire organisation for the benefit of our workforce and also the people we celebrate life with in our homes and hospitals. Barchester is proud to be an equal opportunities organisation.