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St John's House, St John's House, Lion Road, Palgrave, IP22 1BA
Priory Group Division
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
£25,220 - £30,247
37.5 hrs p/wk
Job Advert - Division Information

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

With four locations based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border we offer medium and low secure environments which are linked with community based step-down services including continuing care and rehabilitation.

The strength of Partnerships in Care LDS lies in the quality of the comprehensive assessment, treatment and care we provide. The emphasis is on a holistic and individualised approach delivered by a multidisciplinary team which includes psychiatry, psychology, nursing (mental health and learning disability), occupational therapy, specialist teaching, speech and language therapy, social work and a practice nurse for physical healthcare.


Job Advert Role Description

Occupational Therapist, Advanced Practitioner

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our supportive, dynamic and friendly team.

As a team we creatively deliver occupation-based interventions to facilitate the maintenance and development of skills of service users. We offer a wide range of interventions including accredited educational qualifications, sensory interventions, community based activities and courses developed and delivered through our Recovery College.

The service provides medium, low and locked rehabilitation in-patient services for men and women within a forensic learning disability service. The post holder will deliver OT provision to a designated caseload however may work in other areas if the service requires this.  The post holder’s role will include: planning and implementing a range of therapeutic individual and group work, carrying out functional assessments and contributing to multi-disciplinary team care planning and risk assessments.

Working as part of a team, you will be actively encouraged to develop new interventions that enhance patients’ skills development and social inclusion as well as to provide support and leadership to more junior members of staff.  You will also be part of supporting and developing our Recovery College.

We offer a supportive working environment, opportunities for CPD, peer support and annual appraisal.

To be successful as an Advanced Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, you’ll need:

  • At least 18 months post graduate experience
  • A degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Strong ability to reflect on practice and use supervision effectively
  • Experience within mental health, learning disabilities, secure or forensic settings
  • A strong interest in working within the field of secure forensic learning disabilities
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • A flexible approach
  • The ability to work within a Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Previous sensory experience desirable but not essential.

A full clean driving licence is preferable

We may also consider offering a Graduate Occupational Therapist role to a motivated and promising candidate with less experience.


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.

Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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