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Occupational Therapy Assistant




Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,000 per annum


37.5 hrs p/wk

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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

The Priory Hospital Woodbourne is an independent hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions. There are a number of wards including Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), 18-25 general acute wards, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Eating Disorders, and a private adult ward.

Each ward has therapy assessments and interventions to meet the needs of each patient group.

Job Advert Role Description

Working alongside Occupational Therapist to plan, facilitate and evaluate group and individual Occupational Therapy Interventions. The individual should be passionate about recovery and motivated to engage with young adults to support them through their journey.

The role is a permanent 37.5 hours per week and covers minimum of one evening. The hours are worked over Monday-Friday.

Our Occupational Therapy Assistant role involves:


• Using interpersonal skills to develop rapport and engagement with patients in order to encourage participation in activities.

• Planning and facilitating a range of individual and group activities as part of the unit therapeutic programme as directed by the Occupational Therapist.

• Following initial assessment by the trained OT staff to carry out planned individual and group interventions aimed at the maintenance and development of patients daily living skills.

• Initiating and organising a variety of leisure, social and creative activities as directed by the trained OT.

• Escorting patients with the appropriate leave status to access community resources in accordance with the ward leave policy and procedures.

• Working in partnership with the patient to access a range of activities and services in order to maintain their independence and promote healthy lifestyle choices.

• Attending handover, patient review and MDT meetings in order to share information regarding the progress of patients and to ensure effective communication.

• Promoting a positive patient experience by proactive listening and being responsive to issues raised by patients.

• Behaving in a manner towards patients which demonstrates empathy, respect and compassion and ensures patient dignity.

• Conducting oneself at all times in a professional manner towards patients, carers, colleagues and other agencies.

• Observing and reporting to trained staff any changes which may indicate an alteration in the general well-being and safety of a patient. As part of relational security on the ward, this may include observations around the service user’s presentation, behaviour, mood and verbal content.

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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.