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Occupational Therapist




Priory Coleg Wales, Coleg Gwent, Blaendare Road, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5YE

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£25 per hour


7 hours per week (1 day)

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our close knit and friendly team.  This one day a week post is suitable for practitioners looking to extend their clinical experience within the field of Autism, Learning disability and associated difficulties and work within an educational setting. The selected candidate will be required to work closely with the Speech and Language Therapist and other professionals providing support to students.

Experience within this field is essential and at least two years within a relevant setting is preferred; however consideration will be given to candidates who have had experience as part of their undergraduate training. CPD opportunities will be provided for the successful candidate to develop skills and practice and to assist developing practice and information needs.

The successful candidate will be required to provide assessment, therapy and review for students. Training of staff may be required upon request. Learning Support Workers (LSWs) will benefit greatly from OT support and guidance when carrying out activities with students such as cooking, and when overseeing basic life skills such as personal hygiene tasks. Comprehensive reports and formal documents will be required for new students and following review.

All applicants must be fully-qualified Occupational Therapy Practitioners, members of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and any other relevant governing bodies. Proof of membership and a recent Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) will be required upon successful appointment.

Priory College South Wales is an independent, specialist co-educational college for young adults aged 16 to 25 with Asperger's syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders and associated conditions based at Pontypool.  The college was set up in partnership with Coleg Gwent, the largest further education college in Wales, to meet the academic, scoial and emotional needs of our young people.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.  With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

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Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

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.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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