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Junior Occupational Therapist

Priory Group

Job Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital Keighley is a 43 bed specialist provider of slow stream psychiatric rehabilitation for both males and females 18+ who may/may not be liable to detention under the MHA (1983, amended 2007) we also provide a 9 bed specialist Dementia service for older adults. We work within the CPA framework, supported by a full MDT.

Job Advert Role Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. We enable our patients with mental illness to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multi-disciplinary clinical team.

Priory Hospital Keighley is part of the Priory Group, Europe’s leading provider of specialist treatment in mental health. We deliver the highest standards of care, together with an extensive range of clinical services. We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Occupational Therapist to provides assistance to professional and clinical staff with the planning, implementation and evaluation of social activities in order to improve mental, emotional well-being and quality of life of clients.

 Key Accountabilities:

 - Assists the Senior Occupational Therapist with the management and

   co-ordination of the implementation of individual treatment plans

   for occupational therapy services ensuring treatments, activities and

   interventions are delivered through effective application and


- Under the supervision of the Senior Occupational Therapist receives

  and responds promptly to referrals undertaking patient assessments

  to identify and prioritise patient needs before planning and delivering

  the appropriate and relevant interventions either on an individual or

  group basis. Maintains accurate and timely records detailing each

  patients rehabilitation / progress.

- Ensures the effective and efficient management of more junior staff.

- Maintains and develops close working relationships with professional

  and clinical colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring

  clinical practice is in line with Priory policies and procedures and

  complies with statutory regulations and quality standards.

- Contributes to business growth by actively promoting priory therapy services in line with the local units’ business plan.

- Maintains effective communication links with patients, relatives, 

  carers, and purchasers throughout the patient’s rehabilitation.

Knowledge & Skills:

 Holds a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy together with full BAOT membership and HCPC registration.


Experience gained within a related clinical or therapeutic environment.

As well as working for a stable employer, other benefits include a competitive salary, training opportunities, a contributory pension scheme, regular supervision and JUST drive scheme.

For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Walkden on 01535 657 350

Division DBS info:

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Further information can be obtained from

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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