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Livewell Southwest CIC: Occupational Therapy Volunteer

Livewell Southwest is looking for an Occupational Therapy Volunteer to co-facilitate sessions in the community alongside a registered occupational therapist.

Type: Befriending / Companionship, Other

Location: All of Plymouth

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health and social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon and Cornwall.

Livewell Southwest is looking for an Occupational Therapy Volunteer to co-facilitate sessions in the community alongside a registered occupational therapist.

Livewell Southwest is at the forefront of integrating health and social care, which means that it cares for people in new ways that are more efficient, with health and social care professionals who would have previously worked in individual teams now working together.

This helps them to deliver the right care for people, in the right place and at the right time.

You will find their teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health and wellbeing hubs, at community events and even at football matches.

In 2019, Livewell Southwest was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and received a rating of ‘good’ overall. Its mental health inpatient unit (Glenbourne) and community learning disabilities team received an exceptional rating of ‘outstanding’.
Support Required

The role of an Occupational Therapy Volunteer is to support the Occupational Therapy team to deliver various social inclusion groups to a small group of people or less who have a diagnoses of complex psychosis. The groups are running within the Plymouth community.

The groups are currently: snooker, swimming, art/ photography, gardening/ allotment, fishing and craft group.

This will be for two to three hours per week to one to two days per week. We suggest that we ask for the commitment for a minimum of six months starting as soon as possible. The start date is flexible.

The Role

  • Co-facilitate sessions in the community alongside a registered Occupational Therapist week to week.
  • Help to plan session content and prepare the group space.
  • Assisting with the delivery of the groups including dealing with any required materials for each session.
  • Help with the practicalities of running a therapeutic group including understanding the role of confidentiality and privacy.
  • To assist in providing feedback to the therapist about the sessions.

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Livewell Southwest CIC: Occupational Therapy Volunteer

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