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Occupational Therapist

  • Location: County Durham, England
  • Salary: Up to £23,345 per annum (dependent upon experience)
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Priory Education and Children's Services

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The Priory Hospital Middleton St George provides specialist inpatient care for people, of adult working age, with mental health needs who present with complex needs and behaviours that challenge, in a safe and supportive environment. The hospital has 73 beds across five wards delivering individual treatment programmes for:

  • High dependency rehabilitation for both males and females with challenging and complex needs
  • Two Specialist DBT treatment units for female personality disorder
  • Mixed 24/7 acute admission, assessment and treatment unit which also provides an inpatient detox service

We also have a small community step-down house in Darlington town centre, for males with challenging and complex needs.

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is rated as Good overall by the Care Quality Commission, with each of the 5 key areas of inspection all individually rated as Good.

We don't just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn't exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort. So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Due to expansion of the hospital with 2 new wards we are looking for a further 2 Occupational Therapists to lead on therapeutic activity provision. Reporting to the Head of Occupational Therapy, the successful candidate will work as part of the wider team.

This is a full-time (37.5 hrs) permanent role with a salary of up to £23,345 per annum (depending upon experience). The post holder must be qualified and be registered with the HCPC.

As an Occupational Therapist you will manage your own caseload as well as contributing to the Central Activity Programme which focuses on Vocational Rehabilition. You will also work as part of a Multi Disciplinary Team as well as the Occupational Therapy team.

Here at Middleton St George we use the Model of Human Occupation and it's assessment tools and you will be supported in the use of these and other Occupational Therapy assessments.

You will receive monthly clinical supervision as well as bi-monthly management supervision.

In addition to this, we would also like to offer you:

  • A competitive salary

  • Disclosure check cost coverage

  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising with years' service

  • Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra day's annual leave

  • Free on-site parking

  • Complimentary Access to our on-site gymnasium

  • Online benefits and cashback rewards

  • SMART Childcare Vouchers

  • SMART Pension option

  • Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues

  • Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

To find out more about the role please contact Yas Yadi, Head of Occupational Therapy, on ##### ###### or visit our website ######.### to apply or for more information

Closing date for applications: 22nd February 2019

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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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