Community Occupational Therapist - Northern Ireland

Salary Up to £42,936.00
Location Northern Ireland
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

At Help for Heroes, we help the Armed Forces community live well after service.

Life can be tough when a military career comes to an end, especially if it has been cut short by illness or injury. Overnight, people lose not only their job, but also a support network that is like family. There are many ways we help veterans, their relatives, serving personnel, and people who worked alongside the UK military. We help people with their physical and mental health needs, and a range of welfare issues. Our support gives people the skills, confidence and knowledge to make a success of life after service.

And who are we you’re wondering? We are experts and beginners. Generalists and specialists. Ordinary people with an extraordinary passion towards making a positive change to the lives of our veterans (and having fun while doing it).

As One Team we share a philosophy – I.C.A.R.E. It’s the way we walk and talk, the way we interact with others and how we approach everything we do. We are:

Innovative – Collaborative – Authentic – Resourceful – Energetic. 

We have an incredible opportunity for a Community Occupational Therapist to join our team. Please see below for more information on what just might be your future role.

About You

Help For Heroes are looking for a highly skilled, professional, and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our expanding clinical team. Are you a committed, flexible OT with a minimum of 2 years of post-graduate experience looking to expand your skills and have the opportunity to work with military veterans? If you have the ability to work independently but still enjoy having the support of a team, you could contribute your skills and experience to improve our beneficiaries’ quality of life. Are you happy to embrace a flexible work pattern as the position will involve frequent travel to meet beneficiaries in their own homes and communities which may require some overnight stays?  If you have experience of delivering Occupational Therapy in both physical and mental health conditions, then your holistic approach will help improve our beneficiaries’ lives. Sleep difficulties and sensory needs are a large part of the role to enable our beneficiaries to live as they want to so experience in these areas would be beneficial.

About the Role

You will have the opportunity to work in the homes and local communities of our beneficiaries and be able to support them with physical and mental health needs that are creating barriers to meaningful occupation. By carrying your own defined caseload, you will be able to identify barriers that are affecting our veterans’ ability to be as independent as possible and live the life they want to live. You will be assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating Occupational Therapy interventions for those who have served our country and improving the quality of life of our Heroes. You will have the opportunity to be creative in your solutions and the community setting will allow you to address these needs in the best environment for the beneficiary. This role would be ideal for someone who is looking to take the next step in their career and is keen to be at the forefront of evidence-based practice in a supportive team.

About the Team

You will be joining the clinical team at Help For Heroes to provide community based Occupational Therapy input to wounded, injured and sick armed forces veterans. We are resourceful in finding ways to deliver what is right and fair for our beneficiaries in the healthcare domain. Our aim is to champion the wounded, injured and sick as they transition to civilian life and to do this as one team of OTs and Veterans Clinical Liaisons (VCLs). If you feel that you could join a team that is excited, confident and ready for tomorrow’s challenges this may be role for you.

What we offer

To enable our employees to thrive in all aspects of their lives we proudly support flexible working practices. You can tailor your working day around your work and private commitments providing you maintain high class service to the team and our veterans at all times. And there are also a wide range of other benefits we offer like 29 days paid holiday, enhanced family friendly packages, health cashback plan.


Help for Heroes believes those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds. The Charity helps them, and their families, to recover and get on with their lives. It has already supported more than 26,500 people and won’t stop until every wounded veteran gets the support they deserve.

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