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Occupational Therapist Band 5 mental health service older people

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy team in Cardiff and Vale UHB based in the Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP).

We are looking for an occupational therapist with an interest in working with older adults who experience a range of mental health issues including functional illness, cognitive impairment and dementia. You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge of the Recovery Model, MOHO (OCAIRS , MOHOST, OSA) which is embedded in our service, along with the Cognitive Disability Model. Prior knowledge will be beneficial.

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

Main duties of the job

Cardiff and Vale are committed to supporting professional development and will support learning opportunities in line with the Pillars of Learning. As well as the autonomous management of their own caseload the successful applicant will have the opportunity to supervise an occupational therapy technician and to be an AGORED assessor. Supervision will be provided by a Band 6 with support from the Band 7 team lead.

Opportunity will be provided for engagement in service improvement and continuing professional development is actively encouraged.

A commitment to collaborative working with the Multi Disciplinary Team is essential. We actively support the education of Occupational Therapy students within our service.

We are searching for someone who shares our values that:
  • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
  • We trust one another
  • We respect each other
  • We take personal responsibility
  • We treat people with kindness
  • We act with integrity

Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in occupational therapy
  • Profession registration HCPC


  • Evidence of recent study



  • Experience of working in health and social care environments
  • Experience of organising a caseload
  • Experience of inter professional and multi agency team working
  • Experience of involvement with carers and family



  • Evidence of working as an autonomous practitioner with self management skills/team working
  • Basic IT skills
  • Evidence of experience in audit and research.

Special Knowledge


  • Knowledge of the NHS
  • Evidence of facilitating peer learning- i.e. journal clubs etc

Personal Qualities


  • Shares values of UHB identified in application


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Assessment and Recovery Unit, Llandough Hospital,

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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