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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Hafan Coed
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
20/04/2021 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.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


We currently have a great opportunity for a part time senior occupational therapist to join our adult mental health service.

The post holder will be a senior member of the Assertive Outreach Team based in Blackwood, Caerphilly and will be responsible for the care coordination of a caseload of service users who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties and will have additional complex care needs. The post holder will work closely alongside other staff members within the team, where the ethos of the team is to work within a 'whole team' approach. They will work collaboratively across the wide ranging multi-disciplinary services and agencies to provide effective delivery of health and social care, supporting a programme of recovery and social inclusion within this area of expertise.

The post holder will be expected to develop close working relationships with the other aspects of the service both within the community and the inpatient unit, as well as developing a broad knowledge of the resources available across the borough. The post holder will be expected to support the team leader to achieve organisational targets and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience of working with adults with complex mental health needs is essential. 

The post holder will have a commitment to providing person centred care and will, through their actions, at all times demonstrate a strong value base and a willingness to embrace change. 

The AOT service operates between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. Therefore some weekend working (on a rota basis) will be required. This will equate to approximately 2 weekends out of every 8.

Occupational therapy is a highly valued service within ABUHB and we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and lifelong learning. The occupational therapy service within adult mental health is implementing the Model of Human Occupation across the service, and has embedded Recovery Through Activity as a core intervention across in-patient and community services.

Post holders will be supported by a wider network and professional structure of occupational therapists across adult mental health within the health board and there are regular practice forums and workshop opportunities to shape and drive occupational therapy practice. A wide variety of specialist training opportunities are available in the health board and the occupational therapy service is committed to student education and practice development in order to ensure best practice standards to support our service users.

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

Closing date: 20th April 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lucy Goodwin

Professional Head OT for Adult Mental Health