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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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

Farmfield Hospital is a purpose built, 52 bedded medium and low secure hospital situated near Gatwick Airport and treats patients with severe and enduring mental disorders with forensic histories.

Job Advert Role Description

We are currently looking for an active Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy Team.  You will be responsible for supporting qualified Occupational Therapy staff as part of the care and therapy planning process.

You will take an active role in preparation, planning and delivery of group and one-to-one male occupational, therapeutic and recreational activities including football, gardening, DIY and snooker. The post holder will have core life skills to assist them in this role and have general interest in male based community work.

You will be motivated and enthusiastic, have excellent communication and organisational skills, and integrate with the multi-disciplinary team, which include nurses, doctors, psychologists and other therapists. Experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

Due to the nature of this post, a full driving licence will be desirable as you may be required to drive the hospital vehicle for therapeutic activities. This role will require you to work weekends.

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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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Farmfield, Farmfield Drive, Charlwood, Surrey, RH6 0BN

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