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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Chippenham

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Occupational Therapist

We are seeking a innovative OT, experienced in working with people with complex mental health conditions to join the OT team based in NEW CMHT, Chippenham. You will be a versatile practitioner committed to delivering an outstanding service, you will be reflective, articulate and an excellent team worker.

Due to the complexity of our service user group and their needs we are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and forward thinking OT that has relevant post registration experience working in adult and older adult mental health services. You will need to demonstrate skills in leadership, supervision and service development.

We are particularly keen to attract someone who is confident in delivering OT standardised and non-standardised assessments and interventions, including ACLs, RTA, MOHO and sensory integration focused on recovery and optimum levels of functioning.

The post is line managed by the Wiltshire OT Lead and you will have professional supervision from another OT. You will have clinical support from the Band 6 OT and OT Apprentice in the team and close and supportive links with OTs within Wiltshire.

We offer regular opportunities for CPD and supervision including clinical and professional and the opportunity to contribute to service development.

For more information please contact:

Ed Law (OT Lead) - 01722820250 or

Main duties of the job

Working as a key part of the team, you will routinely undertake all aspects of the Occupational Therapy process, including assessing each service user's occupational functioning planning, implementing and reviewing appropriate interventions and treatment methods. You will be able to employ a range of individual and group interventions, which embrace social inclusion and recovery principles at their core.

As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for a caseload of service users for whom you will oversee the occupational therapy process. To deliver Occupational Therapy process of assessment, intervention and evaluation with reference to the relevant guidelines and legislations and with application to up to date and evidence based practice.

To work as an autonomous Occupational Therapist managing own case load.To provide standardised and non-standardised specialist assessments.To develop, facilitate and monitor individual as well as group intervention programme.To work as a key member of the multidisciplinary team attending relevant meetings and providing timely feedback.To delegate and supervise junior OT staff members.To support the service with the prioritisation, planning, development and delivery of a high quality occupational therapy service.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description and Person Specification attached.

We are keen to encourage creativity and staff development and regular, supportive clinical supervision and line-management will be provided.

On joining the team, you will receive a comprehensive structured induction package. We are proud to offer excellent CPD training opportunities, we meet monthly as a group of registered Occupational Therapists to focus on developing our assessment and reporting skills, run a monthly full-team CPD session, as well as having opportunities in taking part in additional training for expanding our skillset.

Due to the complex nature of the work we carry out and the environments that we work in, we place great value upon the use of supervision and each member of the team will be in receipt of professional supervision, monthly management supervision and the opportunity to attend monthly reflective practice with the wider team.

If you have any questions reading this post or the service, please do contact us via the contact details provided below.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Essential and desireable


  • Significant experience of delivering Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Manage own caseload / prioritise effectively and delegate tasks effectively.
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision.
  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities.


  • Experience of day to day supervision of staff.
  • Experience of working with OT models, e.g. MOHO, MOCA, Kawa.
  • Self aware and committed to professional and personal development.
  • Experience of delivering Recovery Through Activity groups.
  • Training in and experience of using the Allen Cognitive Level Screen.

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Bewley House

Marshfield Road


SN15 1JW

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