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Therapy Care Assistant




Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,204 - £21,924 per annum, Plus fantastic benefits


37.5 Per Week

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

Would you like to work in a dynamic, psychologically-minded team?  How about gaining therapeutic training, experience and expertise in working with women with complex mental health challenges?

We are looking for proactive, enthusiastic individuals to support the unit in delivering therapeutic care to the women on our programme.

Kneesworth House Hospital is renowned for its work with women using a DBT approach to address their care needs.

We work with the most difficult women and support them through their care pathway back into the community.  The service offers a pathway for patients from low secure to locked rehab to open rehab

Job Advert Role Description

All staff take part in the therapeutic agenda by facilitating the group programme, delivering DBT skills coaching to service users and maintaining the behavioural milieu of the unit. As such, there is a comprehensive programme of training available to staff in Personality Disorder and DBT along with ongoing consultative support from the Ward Psychologist, Unit Manager and Consultant Psychiatrist to ensure the whole team acquire skills and understanding of relevant therapeutic principles.

Those recruited to these posts will be expected to:

  • Take an active role in the DBT agenda on the unit by co-facilitating therapy groups, supporting service users to complete therapeutic tasks, offering targeted and individual DBT skills coaching to service users.
  • Conducting risk assessments with service users as required
  • Providing the general daily care and observations to service users on the unit
  • Escorting service users on community trips and other rehabilitation activities
  • This role would suit reliable, committed, forward-thinking individuals with a passion for working psychologically.

It would be especially appropriate for graduates or those seeking experience and gateway training to embark upon a career in psychology, occupational therapy, counselling, social work, mental health nursing or related core disciplines.

As this role is to support service users with complex mental health difficulties, successful candidates would gain insight into working with multiple issues such as self-harm, eating difficulties, psychosis, trauma, attention deficit and autistic spectrum conditions. A wealth of knowledge, support and a pathway of personal and professional development will be available to motivated and aspiring candidates.

If you are passionate about offering high quality care to patients with mental health needs, and would like a long, rewarding and fulfilling career, then we would welcome your application to work for us.



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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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