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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week x 3
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County hospital, St Cadocs Hospital and Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr
Gwent wide
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
07/04/2020 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.



A new exciting opportunity has arisen for 3 full time senior occupational therapists to join our home treatment teams across Gwent.  The postholders will be based in either Ystrad Mynach, Pontypool or Newport.

The purpose of the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CR/HTT) is to provide assessment and intervention for people who are experiencing an acute Mental Health Crisis.The CR/HTT will provide information, support and treatment in the least restrictive setting and ensure that all service users are assessed for an alternative to Inpatient care.The CR/HTT believes that each individual has the necessary strengths to overcome such a crisis should they be given the opportunity with the right support. We will work in collaboration with the service user, their family and others within their social and professional support network to support recovery.The CR/HTT will also work alongside the CMHTs to provide intensive Relapse Prevention Work with the aim of preventing crisis situations and promoting recovery.

The teams are currently undergoing a significant transformation, offering 24 hour crisis assessment and ensuring dedicated multi disciplinary home treatment as an alternative to hospital admission.

Postholders will work under the supervision of the professional lead OT for the borough and will have additional opportunities to provide professional supervision for band 5 and OT support workers as required. These posts are new in the teams and a significant amount of development work in relation to the role will be supported.

The post holder will be required to use Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to inform the overall assessment and recovery plan for service users in collaboration with the rest of the team. The post holder will refer into and contribute to the running of occupational focused 'Recovery Through Activity' (RTA) programmes which are now established in the community. The use of MOHO assessment tools and underpinning theory is currently being developed in practice across the OT service with training available.

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team of nursing, social workers, medical and psychology staff providing assessment and recovery focussed support for adults accessing the service. The teams have developed excellent links with local Third Sector organisations and community resource in order to promote opportunities to engage in meaningful occupation and to access the right support at the right time.

Postholders will be supported by a wider network and professional structure of Occupational Therapists across Adult Mental Health in the Health Board area and there are regular practice forums and workshop opportunities to 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.

Working hours will be based around day shifts on a rota- 8.30am-4.30pm and 1pm- 9pm.

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

Please express preference of base on your application.

Closing date: 7th April 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

Janine Green Professional lead OT Newport- 01633 786000

Lucy Goodwin Professional lead OT Caerphilly- 02920 855020

Adele Walters Professional lead OT Torfaen- 01495 765725