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Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Powys Teaching Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Ever considered being a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist in beautiful, rural North Powys? The post holder will enjoy the variety of a mixed caseload of babies, children and young people, supported by a small specialist team of therapists across Powys. Excellent support for CPD and career development. There is lots of opportunity to grow specialist skills and share learning within a supportive team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a resourceful, motivated, Band 6 Occupational Therapist, with a passion for working with children and young people.

We provide a child and family centred service to a diverse population of children with a variety of conditions. You will see children across a range of community settings including school, nursery, respite facilities, and in their homes over a largely rural environment as well as in the Children's Centre.Your role will include assessment, advice and treatment planning specialist equipment provision, minor adaptations and advice on adaptations for education.You will need to be able to independently carry out specialised assessment and appropriate intervention for children with complex needs.You will be joining a fun and enthusiastic interdisciplinary team, working closely with health and local authority colleagues.Due to the community nature of this post the successful candidate will need to have experience of independent working, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team. We will offer you working in a supportive environment in which you will receive regular supervision and in-service training alongside support to develop specific skills for working within Paediatrics.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

As an autonomous Occupational practitioner you be part of an MDT that support children and young people to fulfil their Occupational Therapy goals and work on what matters to them. You will be responsible for a designated geographical area of Powys to work autonomously as a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist.

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.

For further details or to arrange a visit please contact:

Rebecca Randell 0779424338

Person Specification

Qualification & or Knowledge


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of significant post graduate training e.g. range of short courses, in-house training
  • Documented evidence of Continuing Professional Developmen
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation
  • Specialist knowledge and application of Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group
  • Detailed knowledge of the principals of clinical governance and its application


  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy models of practice



  • Clinical fieldwork educator
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Evidence of commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Awareness of current practice issues
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities


  • Experience working within a Community setting

Aptitudes & Abilities


  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy Outcome Measures
  • Computer literacy
  • To be well organised and able to keep to deadlines/ timescales
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to use initiative to solve problems
  • Commitment to lifelong learning


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Can demonstrate PTHB Values



  • Ability to travel throughout Powys is essential

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board



Ynys Y Plant



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