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Occupational Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UKs most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to those with mental health problems enjoy a better future?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

This is a great opportunity to join our Occupational Therapy team at one of the country's most respected providers of Secure Mental Health Services.

We are looking for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy Team at Langdon Hospital.

As an Occupational Therapist at Langdon Hospital, you will play a key role in supporting our patients recovery through occupationally-focused assessments, interventions and outcomes that are needs-led and evidence-based. This band 5 role covers the Langdon Hospital site, providing you with an opportunity to work within our medium and low secure services.

You will also have opportunities to develop a wide range of clinical skills as well as supervising support staff and students. You will be encouraged to contribute to service development and quality improvement initiatives as well as participating in learning and professional development.

Main duties of the job

We provide forensic mental health services for the South West region and have an excellent reputation. It's an exciting time to join us as we have ambitious plans to expand and develop our existing services.

We support people who, as a consequence of their mental health needs, have had contact with the criminal justice system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to support their recovery.

The successful applicant will possess a degree in Occupational Therapy or a Diploma from RCOT. Newly qualified Occupational Therapists are welcome to apply (we have an established preceptorship programme that will support your learning and development post-qualifying).

A positive and open attitude to multidisciplinary working is vital as is a strong patient focus and a desire to provide excellent support to people who use our services.

Our goal is to deliver a recovery focused service that supports our patients hopes for the future and facilitates opportunities for individuals to learn and practice skills that will underpin their return to community life.

Langdon Hospital is a campus-style site set within 111 acres of beautiful countryside accompanied by views of the sea providing a calming and therapeutic environment. The site includes a �27 million state-of-the-art medium secure wards and a low secure ward.

Please contact Myles Galloway (OH Team Manager) for a discussion/to arrange a visit.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job decription and person specification for further information on the job role.

Person Specification



  • Bsc Hons Degree in Occupational Therapy or Diploma from COT


  • Evidence of Post Graduate Courses



  • Application of the OT Process
  • Use of standardised / functional assessment and activity analysis


  • Prior Mental Health or Learning Disability experience
  • Previous Band 5 post
  • Forensic placement or work experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Clear understanding of core OT skills
  • Awareness of the implications of long-term institutional care
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice including CPA and risk assessment management
  • Awareness of legal restraints impacting on the rehabilitation of mentally disordered offenders

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Langdon Hospital

Exeter Road




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