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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Mental Health

Powys Teaching Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen in The Community Mental Health Team based in Newtown . As a service we are looking to work flexibly with the successful applicant.

This is an exciting, busy and challenging time and we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Specialist Occupational Therapist to work within the team. As part of a older adults multi-disciplinary team, the OT will carry out OT assessments and provide Specialist OT interventions for patients accessing secondary and primary care. The role has been shaped to allow the successful candidate to focus on evidence-based OT interventions.

Main duties of the job

To provide an OT Service within the designated area of older adults. This includes CMHT, MAS, Inpatient ward and DHTT.

To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan implement and evaluate interventions.

To provide leadership for junior staff through supervision and appraisal.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects.

To contribute to the maintenance and development of PTHB Occupational Therapy Service.

To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

To deputise for Team Leader when necessary.

To work flexible across locality.

To provide cover in other areas/specialities as appropriate and within competencies.

To provide a flexible service in locations most appropriate to patient's needs, e.g. home, community hospital, outpatients, day hospital,day centre, health centre and residential homes.

To allocate work to Support Staff, at all times monitoring their skills and competencies.

To ensure that up to date written and electronic records and activity are maintained in accordance with RCOT and PTHB Standards and provide Occupational Therapy reports based on specialist assessment.

To assess and identify specialist equipment to meet the complex needs of clients, using evidence based reasoned practice.

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.

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

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Diploma or 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 Development
  • 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

Aptitude and 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 travel throughout Powys is essential

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Fan Gorau, MCI

Llanfair Road


SY16 2DW

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