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Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?

Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to peoples lives to enjoy a better future?

An exciting opportunity has become available within in Devon to be part of the urgent and acute inpatient mental health Occupational Therapy Team. The team aims to provide a recovery focused Occupational Therapy (OT) service to support people to reengage with their ordinary lives across a 7 day service. Within the inpatient setting we use the VdT Model of Creative Ability from point of admission to discharge.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to peoples lives from the moment you start.

Main duties of the job

This post will be to work closely as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary within an inpatient team based across both the inpatient unit. Through using the VdT MoCA the post holder will identify treatment aims, needs for discharge and support recovery through therapeutic intervention's. Working closely with the Occupataional Therapy team the post holder will support and input to the theraputic timetable offered. Within the role there are a variety of professional development opportunities.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity 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.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These 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 conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which will provide further infromation on this role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / Degree Occupational Therapy
  • Basic IT Skills


  • Basic therapeutic skills eg. CBT, motivational interviewing
  • Fieldwork Practice educators course.



  • Some mental health experience.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable patient's

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of core OT skills
  • Understanding of OT principles and theories.
  • Good assertive skills.
  • Good personal boundaries.
  • Professional judgement and clinical reasoning.
  • Able to work independently and use initiative.


  • Awareness MOHO assessments-OSA and MOHOST.
  • Understanding of recovery principles.
  • Previous group work skills
  • Awareness Devon Partnership Trust principles and ideology.
  • Recovery Devon.
  • Understanding of the VdT MoCA

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Salus/Haytor Ward

Torbay Hospital



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