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B5 orB6 Developmental Post for Occupational Therapists

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic full-time Band 5 or B6 Occupational Therapist to join the Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist in the service.

The post is designed to attract OTs with some experience as a B5 and who are interested in progressing to competencies that support and prepare them for a B6 Specialist Occupational therapist. This post is for 12 months fixed term/temporary contract or secondment basis to cover maternity leave.

If employed at B5 level linked to experience and skills, the post holder will complete structured development programme lasting up to one year and work towards meeting and signing off all relevant B6 competencies.

This post is open to either a Band 6 OT or Band 5 OT's, who will receive a structured development plan during the 12 month FTC to support them in reaching the competencies for a Band 6 post. Please note there will not be a substantive post available at the end of this fixed term contract.

Main duties of the job

The occupational therapist will become an integrated member of the community mental health team/memory service covering the Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale. The teams are based at Cross Lane Hospital (Scarborough), Princess Road Clinic (Malton) and The Anchorage (Whitby) .

As an occupational therapist/specialist occupational therapist in TEWV you will be professionally and clinically accountable for your own caseload the complexity of which varies linked to banding/experience. You will assess occupational performance and deliver occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust values at all times and operating as a member (and if B6, leader) in the team, service and organisation.

The multi-disciplinary team works with older people, their families and care homes staff to deliver high quality occupational therapy within care homes.

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 older people living in care homes and their families.

You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in North Yorkshire Mental Health Services for Older Peoplein 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.

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

See attached job descriptions.

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to dementia, functional and challenging behaviour clinical pathways, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, in the community.

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 older peopleas 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 postholder 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.

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.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be expected to provide a presentation at interview, Title The role of a B6 occupational therapist within adult mental health

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Band 5: Willingness to undertake the Preceptorship Programme and Competency Framework (within an agreed timescale)
  • Band 6: Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)


  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator



  • Significant experience in Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • Experience of supervising students on placement
  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance activities
  • Day to day supervision of staff


  • Experience of developing and delivering training



  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Significant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
  • Significant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area
  • Knowledge of the Trust's Quality Improvement System (or willingness to learn in agreed timescale)



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
  • Solve complex clinical problems
  • Record keeping and report writing
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
  • Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Lane Hospital


YO12 6DN

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