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Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent: Full time
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
040-AC055-0123
Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Hywel Dda Centre
Town
Chepstow
Salary
£21,730 - £23,177 Per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Occupational Therapy Support Worker

Band 3

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

 

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

 

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

 

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process

 

Job overview

We are currently advertising a permanent Occupational Therapy (OT) support worker to support delivery of OT in the South Monmouthshire Community Mental Health Team. 

The post offers an excellent opportunities for someone with experience of support work to develop their skills in working with adults with mental health difficulties.

The post holder will be expected to work predominantly between the hours of 9-5 Monday to Friday with some flexibility around this as needed to meet the needs of service users. 

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

 

 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team providing OT interventions in local community under the direction of the senior Occupational Therapist within the CMHT based at the Hywel Dda Centre in Chepstow.

Occupational Therapists work with people to establish the impact of their mental health issues on their day to day occupations (the things people want or need to do to live a  personally meaningful life). They devise person-centered plans for intervention, for example group interventions (including facilitation of the Recovery Through Activity OT programme) and one to one interventions utilising meaningful activities with the person to further assess, improve or maintain their occupational skills. Interventions offered aim to maximise opportunities to engage in meaningful occupations and to address individual goals.

The post holder will be required to work collaboratively across wide-ranging third sector services and agencies to support a programme of recovery and social inclusion.

The OT service is committed to delivering a high quality service and therefore requires that all OT support workers participate in the Agored training programme which offers excellent opportunity for development.

The successful applicant will:
- have excellent communications skills 
- have the ability to think creatively and flexibly
- be able to demonstrate empathy, compassion and values of person-centered care.

 

Working for our organisation

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 speciality 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.

Detailed job description and main 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

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Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Alex Price
Job title
Professional Lead OT Monmouthshire
Email address
alex.price@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07533941923
Additional information

Lucy Goodwin

Joint Professional Head of Occupational Therapy for Adult Mental Health 

lucy.goodwin2@wales.nhs.uk

07772134292 

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