Specialist Occupational Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
North Wales CAMHS is undergoing a programme of re-design and development. As part of this exciting new development, we are introducing a range of new roles to complement our current service provision and extend the range of interventions available for children and young people.

We are looking for four experienced Occupational Therapist, who will provide highly specialised Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions for children and young people receiving community based and inpatient care from our child and adolescent mental health services.

This post will be supported by the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist and the Band 7 Occupational Therapist in CAMHS . There are clinical networks which the successful post holder will contribute to and that provide opportunities for peer support.

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

Main duties of the job

Post 1 will be based in the North Wales Adolescent Service and will provide occupational therapy input to the inpatient and intensive home treatment KITE team. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day design and delivery of Occupational Therapy service within the unit.

The further three posts are available within our area based community mental health teams and may provide input specifically to the area based eating disorder pathway, in addition to supporting the provision of occupational therapy input to the wider range of presentations seen within a community CAMHS service. Of these, one 0.5WTE post will be based in the East Area (Wareham and Flintshire , one Fulltime post in the West area (Gwynedd, Mon, Dwyfor Meirionydd) and one 0.5WTE in the Central area ( Conwy and Denbighshire) .

Post holders will have relevant experience within this clinical area, and be able to support the delivery and development of an effective and evidence based Occupational Therapy service in CAMHS, as well as contribute to the wider Occupational Therapy service.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy (2)
  • HCPC Registration (2)
  • Attended short courses or equivalent CPD relevant to speciality area at Post graduate level or equivalent.
  • Experience of contributing to student placements


  • Membership of specialist interest group.
  • Short courses at post graduate diploma level.



  • Significant post graduate experience with demonstrable NHS experience in related clinical field which equips the post holder to be competent to carry a specialist caseload in specialist area.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes.
  • Broad band 5 rotational experience


  • Experienced supervisor. Understanding of supervision and delegation principles.
  • Experience in same specialist clinical area.



  • Ability to engage clients and their relatives and carers in identifying and agreeing treatment goals.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning to develop own professional skills
  • Commitment to contribute to service development task e.g. audit and evidence based practice and service evaluation to improve patient care.
  • Ability to articulate role within a whole systems approach.
  • Demonstrates compassionate care.
  • Demonstrate sound team working values.
  • Demonstrate value of supporting the development of others.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post.
  • Evidence of working independently/ level of supervision relevant to experience.
  • Ability to manage own time and caseload.
  • Ability to both inform and follow risk management strategies.
  • Verbal and non-verbal skills are able to support effective communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence others.
  • Able to apply knowledge and conduct specialist assessments relevant to specialist area.
  • Experience of presenting to groups of staff/meetings.


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Able to work hours flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board




LL22 8DP

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