Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

As an Occupational Therapist in TEWV you will be professionally and clinically accountable for own caseload, assessing occupational performance and delivering occupational interventions, always demonstrating adherence to the Trust values and operating as a member of the team, service and organisation.

Additional contact details:Phil Donohoe, Team Manager - 01423852000

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
  • To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
  • To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
  • To contribute to service improvement and quality initiatives
  • To use the Trust electronic patient record system
  • To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
  • To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team. The Harrogate & Ripon Integrated Community Team is based within the Valley Gardens Resource Centre covering the Harrogate and Ripon area and is located in Harrogate .

The multi-disciplinary team works with adults with mental health difficulties and their families to deliver mental health services.

We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy, and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with working age people and families.

You will access support from the wider occupational therapy network in TEWV, and local adult mental health occupational therapy in North Yorkshire, York, and Selby to deliver a high quality, needs-led OT service. Utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to adult mental health services in North Yorkshire, and offer input to individuals, their families, and carers, in Harrogate and Ripon

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with adults with mental health difficulties as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the relevant Lead OT. The post holder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

Research is an important focus within our trust. You will have the opportunity to engage as a research participant in appropriate projects, have the chance to develop pragmatic research skills, link in with local universities in joint research initiatives and join the AHP research group.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Willingness to undertake the Preceptorship Programme and Competency Framework (within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator



  • Experience of working in a variety of occupational therapy practice areas whilst on student placements


  • Experience of working with service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience presenting to groups



  • Professional Code of Conduct and its application to practice
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Legal aspects of Moving and Handling
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its use in practice
  • Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision
  • Understanding of the needs and difficulties of service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Research and development methodology
  • Understanding of the needs of individuals from diverse social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Awareness of commonly used occupational therapy assessments used in mental health practice



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Good observational skills and ability to describe such observations verbally and in writing
  • Record keeping and report writing
  • Ability to relate therapeutically to the needs of the service user group
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Delegate tasks appropriately
  • Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice

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