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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Gloucester Recovery Team is a community mental health team made up of psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, senior (B4) and Band 3 support workers, social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapy staff. We provide assessment and treatment for patients with significant mental health needs in the Gloucester locality. We work closely with the Complex Psychological Therapies team and clinicians have access to training and opportunities to participate in facilitating emotional skills and Dialectical behavioural therapy group programmes. The service provides a Clozapine and depot clinic and we actively support access to onsite and at home physical health checks and smoking cessation for all our patients in order to mitigate and reduce the known inequalities in health outcomes for many in our client group.

If you are a HCPC registered occupational therapist with relevant experience and a passion for working with people with complex mental health difficulties and are looking for an opportunity to work with different professions in a supportive and friendly team .

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with service users under the Recovery Team who have a common and severe mental health need with complexity.

This is a community role and therefore a full UK licence and a vehicle insured for business use is essential.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for service users who are experiencing common, acute mental health and longer-term recovery needs
  • Utilise and promote occupational therapy assessment and intervention for patients with identified occupational needs and offering consultation as part of occupational therapy pathway
  • Optimise service users' ability to remain in the community and / or be cared for in the least restrictive environment in line with the principles or recovery, social inclusion and the 10 essential capabilities
  • To facilitate face to face assessments, participate in the provision of a comprehensive triage service,
  • Plan interventions, support and educate service users referred to the service with a range of psychiatric illnesses.
  • To maintain responsibility for a generic and OT caseload of approximately 25-30 service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

The post holder will:
  • Understand mental health difficulties, how to assess and support patients in implementing collaborative treatment plans towards achieving personal recovery
  • Have the ability to work autonomously and at times under pressure and also closely with other professions as part of multidisciplinary working
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills and ability to prioritise clinical tasks in order to meet competing demands

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in Occupation Therapy
  • Health Profession Council Registration


  • Masters Level Modules in Occupational Therapy
  • Accredited training in Model of Human Occupation (MOHO)
  • Advanced Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) training



  • Able to demonstrate post graduate experience as an Occupational Therapist with proven experience in adult mental health
  • Able to manage and care co-ordinate a complex caseload including demonstration of clinical practice experience relevant to the speciality area covered by the post
  • Experiene of providing clinical supervision and supporting porfessional development of junior qualified occupational therapy staff and support workers.
  • Teaching and assessing of students

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Pullman Place

Great Western Road



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