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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Powys Teaching Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen in the CMHT in Ystradgynlais to appoint a specialist Occupational therapist to cover maternity leave, As a service we are looking to work flexibly within the team covering secondary care, MAS and the in patient service.

This is an exciting, busy and challenging time and we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic and person centered Specialist Occupational Therapist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the OT will carry out OT assessments and provide Specialist OT interventions for patients in their home and on the ward, the role has been shaped to allow the successful candidate to focus on evidence-based OT interventions, and be an integral part of a small team of mental health staff.

Main duties of the job


If you are an internal applicant this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview

Providing peer support and an occupational view to lead patient recovery is integral in the MDT, and OT is a valued profession within the team. As a service the OT works closely with other OT staff across PTHB and the Local Authority and will have a basic knowledge of equipment and physical health difficulties with the ability to prescribe small pieces of equipment where needed. Specialist knowledge of Occupational Models of practice and experience of their application in the mental health setting is essential. The mental health OT team are undertaking LACLS training, and the service will use MOHO / MOHOST as standard assessment tools. There are training opportunities, with the developing use of LACLs with-in the service, and patient groups are now developed with in teams, structured using Recovery Through Activity, which the OT will continue to facilitate and develop, linking in with an All-Wales group. There is an expectation to accommodate student learning each year, and there is supervision, CPD and personal development opportunities widely available. As a team the OT staff have close relationship with OT staff across PTHB with shared learning opportunities.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

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 Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions relevant to client group
  • Detailed knowledge and application of OT outcome measures
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of working within a Community Mental Health Team within a Care Coordination role
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to organise and respond effectively to complex information
  • Qualified/experienced in therapeutic approaches to mental distress or willingness to train.
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel within Powys
  • Ability to work flexibly

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