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Occupational Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • 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 arisen for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join Coombehaven Ward at The Cedars in Exeter.

Your clinical work will involve working with service users with severe/complex mental health needs, using occupationally focussed evidence based assessment and skills to provide therapeutic interventions. You will be supported by a Senior Occupational Therapist and an onsite Occupational Therapy Team Manager. There are plenty of opportunities for professional development, through our trust-wide OT training program, the Trusts preceptorship programme, and supporting the implementation of the VdT MoCA on the ward. You will also have an opportunity to access the trust-wide Band 5 Occupational Therapy Peer Support Group.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered prior to the extended closing date; therefore this post may close earlier if a suitable applicant is found.

Main duties of the job

The team aims to provide a recovery focused Occupational Therapy (OT) service to support people to reengage with their ordinary lives.

This post will be to work as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary within an inpatient team based on sixteen bedded ward.

Patients have multitude of mental health diagnoses and difficulties. You will assess and treat patients both individually and use group work in a variety of environments including their home.

The successful applicant will be expected to work at a good pace, be flexible and creative in approach and work independently.

You will be supervised by the lead OT and will supervise an OT assistant.

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.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values 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 & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Occupational Therapy or diploma from COT.
  • Basic IT Skills
  • HCPC registered
  • Basic therapeutic skills eg. CBT, motivational interviewing
  • Fieldwork Practice educators course.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Core OT skills
  • OT principles and theories.
  • Assertive skills.
  • Good personal boundaries.
  • Professional judgement and clinical reasoning.
  • Able to work independently and use initiative.
  • MOHO assessments-OSA and MOHOST.
  • Recovery principles.
  • Group work skills
Experience Desirable
  • Mental Health experience.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Devon Partnership Nhs Trust

Dryden Road



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