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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Occupational Therapy Technician Mental Health

Job Reference: 100-ACS148-0920

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Brynmair Clinic, Llanelli
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

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We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and motivation to support the Occupational Therapists working within a busy Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Llanelli .

The Post holder will become part of our Occupational Therapy team within the wider multidisciplinary team and be active in the delivery of community based care and treatment to adults with complex mental health needs, you will be instrumental in working in a recovery focused way to achieve independence and the best quality of life for individuals.

You will have considerable experience of working with patients with complex mental health needs, and will work with others in the team in supporting patients to achieve what matters to them.

Experience of delivering group work is desirable and you will have the opportunity to deliver the established ‘Recovery Through Activity’ programme being delivered in community settings.

The post holder will practice with some autonomy and have a varied patient caseload to plan, they will participate in functional assessments and interventions / treatments in accordance with the recovery approach and liaise and engage with third sector services refer to other disciplines as necessary.

You should be able to demonstrate clinical reasoning skills, to enable you to assess and treat patients within protocols without immediate direct supervision.

Our team is dynamic and friendly. We actively support and encourage staff to develop personally and professionally through clinical supervision and training.

We are looking for a caring and friendly person who has the ability to get on with people in a mature and positive way.

To apply you should have a NVQ level 3 or equivalent plus relevant experience working in an occupational therapy department in a physical health care setting.

As this is a community post you will be required to travel between sites and visit patients at home. Travel expenses are payable and the Health Board has a lease car scheme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVictoria HarriesJob titleClinical Lead Occupational TherapistEmail addressvictoria.harries@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number01554 772768

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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