Occupational Therapist - Homefirst Ageing Well

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist post in the Cornwall, Central Integrated Area Team. The post holder will be required to work in the Community and Home First Teams providing assessment, reablement and rehabilitation to adults with health problems. This includes creating and reviewing care plans, reablement plans to facilitate independence and self-management and rehabilitation plans for support workers to implement. The teams support the Ageing Well Programme with 2 Hour Urgent Care Responses, 48 Hour Reablement Responses and Anticipatory Care Responses. The teams have key roles in supporting prevention of admission to Bedded Care and Discharge to Assess pathways. The teams participate in the assessment and supporting the discharge plans for people in Bedded Care settings.

We are seeking innovative pre and post registration Clinicians who will relish this creative approach and career development within the wonderful county of Cornwall.

Structured supervision and opportunities to participate in the established in - service training programmes and support for continued professional development will be provided

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, without direct supervision, to patients, carers and relatives within their home environment, enabling them to enjoy maximum independence and optimum quality of life.

To work in partnership with patients and carers to offer support and advice and promote informed choice. Responsible

To support the role of the Team leader.

To work autonomously, providing effective, evidence based care in line with competency and training record and organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.

To support all locality teams by working in a flexible way. Moving to work with the team in most need on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as service provision demands.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Professional Qualifications taken in English Language or appropriate qualification from the International Language Testing System (IELTS)



  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.

Skills & Aptitude


  • Well-developed communication skills - empathy, negotiation, motivation and presenting of complex facts in an understandable way, re-assurance, and support particularly to anxious people
  • IT skills to include use of Word, Excel, email, internet, recording systems
  • Understanding of conditions that can result in long term disability
  • Understanding of the roles of colleagues in health and social care

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell Community Hospital

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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