Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, and enthusiastic full time, Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team, covering York and Selby community.

The multi-disciplinary team works with service users and their families/ carers experiencing a first episode in Psychosis. There is currently a Band 6 Specialist OT and an OT assistant working in the team.

We are looking for an occupational therapist 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 this client group.

You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in York & Selby adult mental health within TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place

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

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

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are a new qualified occupational therapist, you will be able to complete your preceptorship year with us with the supervision and support of the Band 6 OT in the team.

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

Additional contact details

Tracey Walker - Team Manager - traceywalker1@nhs.net

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 Course



  • 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
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its Page 9 of 12 application in practice
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Awareness and understanding of occupational therapy practice models and assessment tools


  • AMPS trained



  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to lead therapy group sessions (within agreed timescales)

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