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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Priory Hospital Market Weighton, 27 Holme Road, Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO43 3EQ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£8.50-£8.68 per hour


37 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

The Priory Hospital Market Weighton is a registered male independant hospital, supporting individuals with learning disabilities, behaviours that challenge and mental health issues.  Situated in the attractive town of Market Weighton the service is ideally located for safe, structured and gradual reintergration into the local community.  The purpose built hospital is an open service with the ability to lock the doors to maintaintain service user safety.  It can accommodation up to 18 individuals in four distinct areas providing a tiered care pathway to support them in their recovery and rehabilitation.  All bedrooms have en suite facilities.

Job Advert Role Description

We have an opportunity for an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

The role will be primarily focused around assisting in the effective delivery of Occupational therapy assessment and treatment to ensure service users engage as independently as possible in the activities (occupations) which enhance their health and wellbeing.


Key job duties include:

- Supporting the Occupational therapist as part of the care and therapy planning process, assisting with assessments, exercises and activities as directed.

- Preparing and delivering group and one-to-one occupational, therapeutic and recreational interventions with guidance from the Occupational therapist.

- Effectively monitoring and reviewing patient care by observing, recording and reporting patient progress in relation to occupational therapy engagement.


The post holder will be expected to have excellent interpersonal skills when liaising with, external agencies and organisations, patients and relatives.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate genuine commitment and enthusiasm for working with this client group. The ideal candidate also needs excellent organisational capability, effective communication skills, flexibility and a strong “can do” attitude.

Car driver would be a desirable attribute

Previous experience in working with people with a Learning Disability /Mental Health problems would be desirable


For more information on the role and/or a full job specification please contact

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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