Specialist Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
9 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for competent, confident and enthusiastic Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our York & Scarborough Community Perinatal Mental Health Team.

The post will involve covering the York and Scarborough area, providing Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment to those where occupational needs are identified pre and/or postnatally.

The team also comprises of Senior Community Practitioners, Psychology, Peer support workers, Nursery Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Team Manager.

Main duties of the job

The OT team works as an effective part of the MDT and supports patients and clinicians in the assessment and treatment of those referred with perinatal mental health. There is a strong commitment to the central premise of occupational therapists delivering occupational therapy, collaborative working, and an absolute focus on delivering high quality evidence based services to the individual. A commitment to occupational formulation, and the delivery of 1:1 and group interventions that are occupationally focused is required.

The post will offer varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Well defined supervision systems are in place.

About us

There is support from the Professional and Clinical Lead for the York/Selby locality, who provides additional support and clinical assurance. To work best in the team we are looking for candidates who are highly patient focused, confident in their emerging skills set, dynamic and resilient

Job description

Job responsibilities

Successful candidates will be responsible for their own caseloads and will fully interface with the team via formal and informal supervision, daily huddles & interface with the MDT via all clinical forums available.

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

Please contact Sally Harrison, Lead OT, for further information or to arrange an informal visit.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area.



  • 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
  • Experience of developing and delivering training


  • Day to day supervision of staff
  • Experience of working within perinatal services



  • 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


Huntington House

Jockey Lane


YO32 9XW

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