Occupational Therapist

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

This is an opportunity for a passionate Occupational Therapist to join an established and experienced Occupational Therapy Team within General Adult Psychiatry Community Mental Health Teams in Perth and Kinross. The team has clear values, service role and processes that guide the interventions and occupational therapy process.


We work flexibly to provide an equitable community occupational therapy service covering all localities within the Perth and Kinross HSCP. This covers a mix of Perth city and rural geography. We work as part of the Multidisciplinary Community Mental Health Teams.


The post holder will provide occupational therapy interventions to enable and support for adults with secondary mental health needs, (complex and severe mental health presentations), to achieve their best possible personal outcomes within their homes and communities. As a band 6, the post holder will also take on service development and leadership responsibilities in conjunction with other team members to support the overall function and wellbeing of the team and service users.


We are looking for a compassionate person with experience in mental health and wellbeing, and a commitment to promoting the value of occupational therapy. We use occupation as the foundation of our work in collaboration with people as a basis for bringing value and purpose to their lives. This may involve the use of specialist assessment, current evidence-based treatments, or techniques to support decision making, goal achievement, empowerment through independence, supported self-management and recovery where possible.


Our Service provides excellent formal and informal supervision, actively supports individual development through performance development review and learning plans, provides a framework for encouraging CPD and promotes innovative practice. We work together to promote overall team wellbeing, recognising the importance of this and its impact on overall service provision.



Please apply if you -

  • are compassionate about making a difference for adults with mental health needs.
  • have a knowledge of occupational therapy models and policy relevant to mental health and community settings.
  • have a desire to continue to learn and build your own knowledge base and experience.
  • have ability to work as part of a team.
  • have excellent communication skills.
  • can demonstrate the values of NHS Tayside through your work and attitude.
  • have innovative ideas for service development.


Applicants must be registered with HCPC.


Informal enquiries to: Tay.pkgapcommunityOT@nhs.scot and a member of the team will reply.


Hours of work are configured over Monday to Friday.


NHS Scotland is reducing their full-time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37-hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Recruiting Board.



NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.


Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

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