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Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated Occupational Therapist to work within Llanfair House Rehabilitation Unit/Community Recovery Employment Support and Training (CREST).

This exciting post is split between Llanfair House, 24 hour supported living for adults with severe and enduring mental health issues, and CREST, working as the Occupational Therapist leading on vocation within the employment team.

The Occupational Therapist will aim to maximise independence whilst supporting engagement in meaningful occupations. They will need to work collaboratively with social services staff, assessing and helping formulate move on plans. The Model of Human Occupation will underpin Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions. The role will involve developing links with community services and projects, particularly those with a vocational focus.

The successful candidate will need to be able to take on the challenges of managing a complex caseload, be committed to team working and improving the quality of life for individuals using a recovery-focused approach. Due to the split nature of the post, they will need to be able to work autonomously and flexibly in line with the needs of each service. They will also need to provide supervision and guidance to the Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors within Llanfair House. A keen interest in vocational rehabilitation and a commitment to service development is vital for this role.

Main duties of the job

The OT role will be guided by the Model of Human Occupation and will allow the post holder to make informed decisions with patients, and develop shared goals and plans.

To manage a defined caseload within specialist area, using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention where appropriate hospital, community, patient's homes, schools, outpatient settings and maintaining associated records.

To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

To ensure clinical records are kept to agreed standards and report accurately to others.

To work in partnership with clients, carers and all stake holders including the multidisciplinary/ multi agency team to identify relevant goals.

To provide leadership and supervision for junior staff, as delegated by supervisor /team leader.

To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in the Band 6 Development Programme and other developmental activities.

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 wewant 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 ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand 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 thatour 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 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



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


  • Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students

Experience & 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
  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy with designated client group
  • Experience of research and/ or audit and implementing evidence based practice
  • Previous experience of supervising staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups
  • 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


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

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Llanfair House

Norton Avenue, West Cross



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