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Occupational Therapist - CAMHS

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Ellingham - Ellingham Hospital and school East Anglia,Ellingham Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1AE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

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.


Job Advert Location Description

Ellingham hospital is a 44 bedded hospital offering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to young people within the age range of 12 to 18 years old in addition to the provision of an acute service for adults with mental health problems.

Cherry oak ward is a low secure 10 bedded mixed unit and caters specifically to the needs of young people who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties and also demonstrate some level of functional impairment, which may be attributable to a learning disability, a neurodevelopmental diagnosis (e.g. autism, ADHD).

Woodlands is a  10 beds adolescent mixed ward catering specifically for young people who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties and also demonstrate some level of functional impairment, which may be attributable to a learning disability, a neurodevelopmental diagnosis (e.g. autism, ADHD), or another neurological issue (e.g. brain injury). 

Redwood ward is a 14 bedded ward for young adult age 18 plus with an acute mental health problem. The hospital is supported by a robust multi-disciplinary team of professionals including psychiatrist, psychologist speech & language therapist, Occupational therapist, nurses, social worker and a family therapist. There is also an Ofsted registered school on site supporting the young people with their education.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a keen and resourceful Occupational Therapist to join our therapy team. The role is to be the named OT for the CAMHS ward, but with provision to support the Occupational Therapist across our acute adult mental health where required.

 You will undertake OT assessments, interventions and evaluations for a designated caseload. You will work closely with the other OT on site and form part of a multi-disciplinary team.

You will be able to facilitate a flexible programme of OT groups and individual interventions as part of our tiered integrated group programme.

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

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

This role is mainly working between Monday – Friday. You are also expected to work long days to accommodate evening groups within the hospital and occasional weekend provision.

This role would be suitable for those who are newly qualified.


What we would like to give you;

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Care first – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Voluntary Benefit


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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