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Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist ?

Are you a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to work?

Do you value making a difference to people residing in their own homes?

Do you enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary and multiagency team?

If you've answered YES to these questions, then we would love to hear from you.

Our mission statement within the Neath Port Talbot Community Reablement Team is: To promote independence and improve the daily lives of patients and their families in the community, when they need us.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative occupational therapist to join our busy, dynamic and friendly team.

There is a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary working especially within service development and team learning. The team work together supporting people to stay at home and thereby reducing escalating needs for secondary or social care.

The team includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, speech and language therapists, rehab technicians, support workers, social workers, community wellbeing officers, nurses, health care support workers and administration assistants.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based in Integrated Health and Social Care teams in Cimla Health & Social Care Centre.

The post will provide an opportunity, as part of a multidisciplinary team, to provide rehabilitation to patients and groups of patients in a number of settings, including reablement wards, patients own home and care homes.

The post holder will be required to support therapy input into the exciting new Home First initiative. This post will support people to return home from hospital as soon as they are clinically optimised, allowing them to recover in their own home.

The post holder will need to be able to adopt a flexible approach to work and will also be expected to participate in 7 day working.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward- thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need to be able to demonstrate significant experience of working within rehabilitation or reablement either within NHS, Social Care or another equivalent community/clinical setting.

Previous therapy experience working within the NHS in elderly care, orthopaedics and medicine, including community, is highly desirable for this role.

The ability to travel independentlybetween sites across the service is also essential so the successful candidate must be able to do this in a timely manner.

The role will also entail using electronic patient records with some administrative responsibilities thereforegood IT knowledge and competency of using social care and/or healthcare IT systems is essential.

You will be expected to provideprofessional and clinical supervision to less experienced staff, students and support workers.

You will be supported in your role by senior therapists and clinical team leads.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent OT qualification)
  • Professional Registration with HCPC


  • Membership of professional body BAOT
  • Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of autonomous caseload management, comprising assessment, planning intervention and evaluation within relevant clinical area
  • Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process with particular emphasis on physical conditions.
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy with designated client group
  • Awareness of Health and Safety legislation
  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance


  • Previous experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of research and/ or audit and implementing evidence based practice

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups
  • Organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Personal attributes


  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the service and prioritise workload appropriately.


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Cimla Health & Social Care Centre

Cimla Common


SA11 3SU

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