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Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 1 highly motivated, passionate Occupational Therapists to join our team of Person-Centred clinicians.

Honeybourne is a 10 bedded Inpatient Recovery Unit for Working Age Adults with a range of complex mental health conditions.

The post involves having a responsibility for devising and providing Occupational Therapy intervention to inpatient service users with complex mental health needs. This will incorporate the principles of Recovery and Social Inclusion, to ensure safe and effective discharge planning. The post holder will also have responsibility for delegating tacks as outlined in individual Occupational Therapy intervention plans.

Occupational Therapists within the Trust Mental Health Services utilise the Model of Human Occupation as the first informing model of practice, using standardised assessment tools and evidence-based interventions.

Main duties of the job

The post involves working closely within the wider Multi-disciplinary Team, consisting of nurses, medical, activity co-ordinator and psychology staff. A commitment to to team working is essential.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate effective clinical reasoning skills, apply theory to practice and communicate effectively with patients, their carers and colleagues alike.

In return, the successful candidate will be supported to utilise evidence based practice, have the opportunity to contribute to developing innovative services in a ward based environment. The successful candidate will also receive regular supervision and will encouraged to utilise reflective practice.

You will be expected to have a working knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and complete assessments, care-plans and deliver a range of intervention within the hospital setting and local community.

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

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.

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.

Person Specification



  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • Accredited training in Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), Sensory Integration and other evidenced approaches used relevant to the field
  • European Computer Driving license



  • Minimum on commencing role, undergraduate placement experience working with service users with severe & complex mental health needs and / or learning disabilities
  • Knowledge and awareness of the needs of people with Mental Health and / or Learning Disabilities, and a commitment to client centred working practices
  • Able to work independently
  • Experience of working in Multi-Disciplinary teams


  • Experience in a range of Mental Health and / or Learning disability settings
  • Experience as a Fieldwork educator



  • A working knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), and awareness of other relevant evidence based approaches
  • Able to use Standardised & validated assessment tools in practice
  • Able to communicate sensitively and effectively with service users and carers including awareness of augmented & specialist communication strategies.
  • Able to carry out Risk Assessments, taking account of physical, social and environmental issues
  • Able to demonstrate identification of own development needs, and the effect on practice of continuous professional development (CPD) activity, through a professional portfolio.


  • Robust knowledge and experience of implementing MOHO and relevant evidence based approaches
  • Knowledge & experience of using MOHO assessments, Sensory integration inventories, and other relevant validated assessments and protocols.
  • Knowledge, experience & training in using Total Communication, Intensive Interaction
  • Range of experience in which risk was assessed including community settings, independent living

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Honeybourne Inpatient Recovery Unit

St Paul's Medical Centre Site, Swindon Road


GL51 9EZ

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