Occupational Therapist

Wykewood, Wyke

Occupational Therapist

Wykewood, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, BD12 8AA

Hours: full time (40 hours per week)

Salary: Up to £27000


Our new complex needs care home, Wykewood, opened in June 2021, and provides specialist, nurse-led care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity care needs, including mental and physical health conditions. 

As soon as you step foot through the front door, you will realise that Wykewood is not your average care home!

The purpose-built home has 40 large modern bedrooms, each with ensuite wet room, and is spread over three floors and surrounded by large and attractive landscaped gardens. We have many communal areas, including a central Hub / diner, dedicated Therapy Room, Training Room, Visitor Lounge and others.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Occupational Therapist to support the therapy services at Wykewood, alongside a Physiotherapist, Therapy Assistant and Activities Coordinator.  Together you will be developing person centred care pathways as part of individual rehabilitation for service users. Your enthusiasm, warmth and compassion is fundamental in helping our service users to feel respected, included and cared for.  You will play a vital role, working with our team of specialist nurses and HCAs and will be expected to contribute to integrated care planning with the aim of enabling our services users to reach their goals.

Key Duties:

• Taking responsibility for a clinical caseload
• Carrying out assessments and reviews, (including neuro rehabilitation, gait analysis, respiratory care) 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 at the care home.
• Working as part of a team
  Delegation of therapy to assistant therapist, activities co-ordinators and support workers
  Attend MDT meetings
  Be an advocate for therapy for the service user
  Maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation in line with legal requirements
• Assisting with the training of other health care staff as required


We expect that you will be a qualified Occupational Therapist and HCPC registered. Ideally you will have some experience within the private sector; however, this is not essential, and experience in complex care would also be advantageous, however, full training is provided via our comprehensive induction.


• 5.6 weeks holiday
• Exemplar rewards – childcare vouchers, retail discounts and vouchers.
• Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
• Pension plan.
• Refer a friend scheme - Up to £1,500*
• Free car parking.
• Paid DBS - Worth £44
• Outstanding career progression.
• Comprehensive induction program.

Additional info/about Exemplar:

Exemplar provides the highest levels of quality care, and that means care for our staff as well as the people in our community homes. When you join Exemplar, you bring your energy and commitment to delivering the best care possible. Our mission is to make every day better for everyone we care for and work with. 

At Exemplar, we enhance the lives of our services users, families and staff by providing everyone with the opportunity to develop, grow and reach their potential - irrespective of health, and to make ‘Every Day Better’.

Exemplars Core Values:


If you would like to discuss anything prior to making an application, or arrange an informal visit to the service, please contact Kim Payne, Commissioning Home Director, on 01274 046900.

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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

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

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

Pension Plan

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%.

Paid 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

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.

Free RCNi membership

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.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.