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Occupational Therapist Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 5
Fixed term for 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Ty Skirrid, Maindiff Court Hospital, Abergavenny
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum
02/06/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.




The OT Practitioner rotation within Gwent currently has a fixed term vacancy for 12 months for an Occupational Therapy Practitioner to join the multi disciplinary team on Ty Skirrid, a 12 bed mental health rehabilitation ward for males age 18-65 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. The post holder will receive guidance and supervision from a more senior OT as well as peer support with other band 5 OTs working across Gwent on the rotation.  The post holder will be  delivering recovery focused inpatient and community assessment as appropriate and intervention for adults experiencing difficulties with their mental health as part of our recovery and rehabilitation pathway.

The post holder will be required to work on the basis of a 9-5, Monday to Friday work pattern, however this can be flexible if necessary.

The post holder will use Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to inform the overall assessment and recovery plan of service users admitted to the ward. 'Recovery Through Activity' has been introduced within the borough and this will continue to be embedded.

The post holder will work with with a ward team of nursing, medical and psychology staff as well as an activity co-ordinator with access to excellent support from Third Sector organisations such as the Growing Space and HAFAL.

Supported by skilled and experienced specialist staff we offer regular supervision, a preceptorship programme to support newly qualified practitioners, annual appraisal and a variety of opportunities for continuing professional development. We also currently have a number of exciting training opportunities which will support development of OT skills in a mental health setting including training in MOHO, Recovery through activity and motivational interviewing.

Occupational Therapy is a highly valued service within Gwent and we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and life long learning. We are keen to recruit occupational therapists that are ready to work in an occupational therapy service that is actively developing and changing to meet the needs of the people that we serve.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 2nd June 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lucy Goodwin- Professional head of Occupational therapy for adult mental health services 07772134292