Occupational Therapist

Fernwood, Knowsley

Position: Occupational Therapist
Care home: Fernwood 
Location: 239 Knowsley Lane, Knowsley, L36 8EL
Contract type: Full Time Hours - 40 hours per week
Rate: Up to £30,000 per annum depending on qualifications 

Are you a positive and encouraging people person who loves to see people making progress? Join us as our new Occupational Therapist at Fernwood care home in Knowsley.

As an Occupational Therapist with us, you’ll support our residents with a high-quality occupational therapy service throughout their journey with us. You’ll play a key role in empowering them and maximising their independence. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new team, in a state of the art, purpose built home. You’ll have the chance to really make your mark. 

You’ll build  relationships with the people you support, and see the progress they make through ongoing care, which is extremely rewarding.


About Exemplar Health Care 

Fernwood is part of Exemplar Health Care, one of the country’s leading nursing care providers. 

When open, Fernwood will support adults living with acquired brain injuries, complex mental health needs, dementia and physical disabilities. 

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.


About the role

Our Occupational Therapists provide specialist assessments, clinical diagnoses and interventions to help people overcome the challenges they face with completing everyday tasks and activities. 

You’ll work as part of a wider Clinical Team to create person-centred care and rehabilitation plans that maintain and build people’s abilities, support them to achieve their goals and evaluate their outcomes. 

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • working alongside the people we support, their loved ones and professionals to develop and deliver person-centred occupational therapy interventions
  • collaborating closely with the Therapy Team (Physiotherapist, Therapy Assistant and Activities Coordinators)
  • being responsible for a clinical caseload
  • carrying out assessments 
  • maintaining accurate records for people receiving occupational therapies
  • promoting choice, dignity and independence.

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About you  

Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’re also someone who has:

  • a thorough understanding of occupational therapy best practice 
  • the ability to demonstrate an excellent range of occupational therapy interventions and treatments
  • a kind and caring approach
  • a sense of humour and fun
  • a positive, can-do attitude
  • lots of enthusiasm to encourage and motivate others 
  • creative thinking and sound organisational skills 
  • great listening and communication skills.

You’ll put people at the heart of everything you do.

To apply for this role, you must have a BSc or MSc in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered.


What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • regular supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • retail and lifestyle discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.


How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’.

For an informal chat about joining us, contact our Specialist Recruiter Nicole on 07949 530 193 or email nbramhall@exemplarhc.com


Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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


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%.

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 - 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.


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.