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Occupational Therapist CAMHS EAST

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have clinical skills, passion and experience to work in an enthusiastic and motivated team to support children and young people? If so, we want to hear from you!

This is an exciting opportunity to become a member of an established CAMHS community team who provide specialist support to children and young people in Somerset. The team has links with other local and regional CAMHS Services in addition to external agencies and has a positive reputation for the support they offer.

We are a multi disciplinary team made up of Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. We are looking to expand our skills set to include an Occupational Therapist into the mix.

We are happy to receive calls from any professional who wants to explore how they can become part of our dynamic team. We are happy to explore and support people who may be new to CAMHS but are keen to become part of the ever expanding and developing service.

Main duties of the job

The primary purpose of the role is to ensure that patients with complex social and mental health needs who are accessing a Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team receive the highest possible standard of care.

As part of the team, you willprovide a range of specialist CAMHS assessment and interventions. At the centre will be the goals young people and their families want to work towards.

As an OT in CAMHS we would be looking for you to provide OT advice to the team as well as providing assessments and interventions to the young people accessing the service.

You will be expected to liaise closely with other professionals as well and work closely with caseload of young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people in our care.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

We are a rural community covering bases in Wells and Yeovil. There are opportunities to work throughout the East of Somerset covering many towns and rural areas across the East of this beautiful county.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Professional Qualification


  • Recognised professional qualification at degree or equivalent level in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social work
  • Registration with the appropriate professional body


  • Evidence of continuous post-qualifying professional development.



  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders and Neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of evidence-based treatment/therapeutic interventions.
  • Knowledge and experience of risk assessment and risk management planning with high-risk young people.


  • Knowledge and understanding of RCPA (previously ICPA)



  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of multi-agency working.
  • Experience and understanding of Safeguarding Children and other relevant legislation and policies

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Balidon Centre

Preston Road


BA20 2BX

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