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Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join our Community Mental Health service based at Ty Enion, Community Mental Health Team. This post is particularly suited to a motivated, experienced and skilled Occupational Therapist who is competent in providing compassionate and person-centred care to this population group.

We are seeking an individual with excellent clinical skills who is enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated, to lead a team of OT staff within an integrated multidisciplinary team. This post involves close working relationships with the senior multidisciplinary team in driving service development, and involvement in the wider OT service across the Adult Mental Health Service

We welcome applicants who have a strong commitment to team working and improving the quality of life of patients within our service. Our service model is framed by the Model of Human Occupation and has a recovery focused-approach.

For further information please contact Kristel Davies

Main duties of the job

To manage a defined caseload within specialist area, using evidence based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention

To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

To work in partnership with clients, carers and all stake holders including the multidisciplinary team to identify relevant goals and support service development.

To provide leadership and supervision to the OT staff across Adult Mental Health Services

To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

To be a clinical leader for Occupational Therapy within identified specialist area leading by example, demonstrating good practice, openness and responsiveness to emerging evidence.

To provide highly developed expertise within the MDT setting.

We welcome applications from resilient and enthusiastic Occupational Therapists who enjoy working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team whilst also being able to work autonomously.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy Adult Mental Health Services and development of future provision of community support services, holding responsibility for defined projects.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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 in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent OT qualification)
  • Professional Registration with HCPC
  • Specific recognised postgraduate training / courses relevant to specialist area equivalent to masters level
  • Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students


  • Leadership / management training
  • Membership of professional body BAOT

Experience and knowledge


  • Experience of autonomous caseload management, comprising assessment, planning intervention and evaluation within relevant clinical area
  • Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process and ability to apply current best practice in specialist area Theories of OT and their application to practice
  • Ability to interpret the results of functional assessments and activity analysis with an emphasis on skills required with designated client group.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance and the ability to apply to working practice.
  • Awareness of specific government policy / legislation pertinent to the clinical areas.
  • Experience of multi-agency working.


  • Experience of research and/ or audit and implementing evidence based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Ty Enion CMHT,

Princess Street, Gorseinon



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