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Occupational Therapist (CAMHS)

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Priory Hospital North London, Grovelands House, Southgate, N14 6RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to Salary £24,000


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

Priory North London  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young Adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Job Advert Role Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic and enthusiastic therapy team on the inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS).

Experience within the mental health sector is essential, either as a qualified OT or as part of OT student clinical placements. Experience working with adolescents or young people is desirable. The role involves working individually and in groups with young people aged 12-17 years experiencing a range of complex presentations in an inpatient setting.


Using the MOHO framework, you will undertake OT assessments, interventions and evaluations for a designated caseload. You will be supervised by the other OT on site and form part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to facilitate a flexible programme of groups and individual interventions.


You must have good personal organisational skills and accomplishment to lifelong learning.

You will have current HCPC registration and full BAOT membership with evidence of Continuing Professional Development.



Applicants will be required to:

• Provide consultation and assistance to the therapy team regarding the therapeutic programme on the unit.

• Engage the young people on the unit in helpful, therapeutic and meaningful activity.

•Manage and co-ordinate individual treatment plans for occupational therapy and activities.

• Provide 1:1 OT assessment and treatment based on the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO).   

• Develop close working relationships with professional and clinical colleagues ensuring clinical practice is in line with Priory policies and procedures and complies with statutory regulations and quality standards specifically regarding risk assessment.

• Demonstrate a robust ability to work in a high intensity/risk environment

• Provide excellent oral and written communication and possess exceptional organisational skills

• At times may be required to work flexible hours (some evenings).


BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy together with full BAOT membership and HCPC registration is required and previous experience would be preferred. However a newly qualified individual with previous work experience will also fulfil the criteria. Experience in working with a specific therapy modality (such as CBT, DBT etc.) would be an advantage.


If you are an enthusiastic, authentic, motivated and highly present person then this could be the exciting and challenging role for you. An interest in and enjoyment of working with adolescents is essential.


In return for your commitment and hard work, we provide a good remuneration package, a contributory pension scheme plus excellent training opportunities. For further information about the post contact Lee Garey on 020-88828191 ex 7168 or, applications should be made on line by visiting, they will be listed under Priory North London Southgate.

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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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