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Senior Occupational Therapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Occupational Therapist to join the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT), serving the population of Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team which provides an alternative to inpatient admission and Occupational Therapy within the community.

The post is 37.5 hours per week (8.30am -4.30pm). However, you may be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

The post holder will be required to carry out specialist occupational therapy assessments and interventions to inform the overall assessment and recovery plan of service users. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team of nursing, medical staff, social workers and a peer mentor. The role will also involve working closely with the acute ward Occupational Therapy team, providing in reach and supporting individuals to make meaningful community connections during leave and discharge from the ward. The post holder will work under the direction of the Professional Lead OccupationalTherapist for the borough and CRHTT team lead.

The post is also part of a wider network and professional structure of occupational therapists across the mental health and learning disabilities division with regular practice forums and workshop opportunities to drive occupational therapy development in inpatient, community and specialist settings.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out specialist occupational therapy assessments, including in home and community settings.
  • Carry out and interpret formal standardised assessments.
  • Independently plan, implement, evaluate and review treatment plans on an individual and group basis.
  • Actively engage carers/families in the therapeutic process, motivating and supporting them to take responsibility for decision making and goal setting
  • Work autonomously to manage and prioritise own caseload.
  • Carry out role of supervisor to support staff and educator to practice placement students.
  • Collaborate with others to modify and develop the service in line with changing circumstances and needs.
  • Function in a multi-disciplinary team identifying unique skills of the occupational therapist.
  • Maintain and actively develop close working relationships with colleagues across disciplines and agencies e.g. voluntary, statutory and private.
  • Assess and manage risk. Carry out written risk assessments.
  • Attend the acute ward MDT daily.
  • Undertake generic duties to enable the service to function effectively such as crisis assessments.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Education and training


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Commitment to life long learning and up to date portfolio


  • Membership of BAOT
  • Membership of BAOT specialist section/ special interest group



  • Relevant post registration experience in adult mental health
  • Supervision experience of junior staff and students
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work


  • Experience of carrying out research or audit
  • Experience of a range of settings
  • Leadership experience

Knowledge and understanding


  • Specialist Knowledge of OT assessments and interventions relevant to adult mental health
  • Detailed knowledge of outcome measures
  • Planning and coordination of treatment packages
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation in current practice
  • knowledge and application of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of health and safety/ risk management policies

Skills and attributes


  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with a range of people
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Effective IT skills
  • Can work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Supervisory and appraisal skills
  • Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Organise and respond effectively to complex information
  • Can work under pressure
  • Training and presentation skills


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Can travel in a geographical area
  • Commitment to person centred practice
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to cope with emotional/ distressing circumstances
  • Ability to cope with occasional exposure to challenging work environments

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Talygarn Unit

Coed-y-Gric Road



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