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Programme 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

Life Works is part of the Priory Group and is a small non-acute private residential addiction, eating disorder and behavioural health treatment facility in Old Woking, Surrey.


Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking sufficiently self confident and robust individuals  to support and aide clients as part of their treatment journey into recovery

You will need a positive, flexible and cooperative attitude and be a team player.

Ideally you will have or be working towards qualifications in counselling, or similar,  with a minimum of 2 years continuous recovery if applicable.

You must be highly organised, trustworthy and reliable.

Ideally you will also have an NVQ level 2 or 3 in health or social care. If not there will be an expectation that you complete the Care Certificate, which the organisation will enable you to do.

The role requires you to support around the building as part of the duty staff team working to maintain an orderly and calm atmosphere.

To give support to individual clients as required in the capacity supportive listener.

To attend meals to give general support in maintaining orderly atmosphere. You may be seated with eating disorder clients and, if so, will be trained appropriately in how to do this

To communicate all relevant information about any aspect of clients’ behaviour to the clinical team by recording it in the client management system

Escort clients to evening support groups (AA / NA / similar) and / or therapeutic outing (Saturday pm only)

Supervise / facilitate some evening groups as directed and with appropriate training

Assist with client assignments that are within your knowledge

Monitor clients during exercise

Support catering / nursing staff in managing meal and snack times

Assist with orientation of new clients, including searching bags and belongings, explaining rules and the outline of the program, introduce new client to their buddy

Work under the direction of the duty nurse out of hour

An enhanced DBS for this post will be required.

Most of the shifts are 4.30pm to 10.30pm but there are also some day  shifts at weekends.

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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Life Works Community Ltd, The Grange, High Street, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 8LB

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