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Lead Occupational Therapist




St John's House, St John's House, Lion Road, Palgrave, IP22 1BA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Our services are medium and low secure hospital settings based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and provide a range of assessment and treatment services to over 90 adults with primary diagnosise of learning disability.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our supportive, dynamic and friendly team.


As a team we creatively deliver occupation-based interventions to facilitate the maintenance and development of skills of service users. We offer a wide range of interventions including accredited educational qualifications, sensory interventions, community based activities and courses developed and delivered through our Recovery College.


The post holder will deliver OT provision to a designated caseload however may work in other areas if the service requires this.  The post holder’s role will include: planning and implementing a range of therapeutic individual and group work, carrying out functional assessments and contributing to multi-disciplinary team care planning and risk assessments.


Working as part of a team, you will be actively encouraged to develop new interventions that enhance patients’ skills development and social inclusion as well as to provide support and leadership to more junior members of staff.  You will also be part of supporting and developing our Recovery College.


We offer a supportive working environment, opportunities for CPD, peer support and annual appraisal.

To be successful as Lead Occupational Therapist, you’ll need:


•           At least 18 months post graduate experience - desirable

•           A degree in Occupational Therapy - essential

•           Experience of supervising staff - desirable

•           Strong ability to reflect on practice and use supervision effectively - essential

•           Experience within mental health, learning disabilities, secure or forensic settings

•           A strong interest in working within the field of secure forensic learning disabilities

•           Excellent organisational and communication skills

•           A flexible approach

•           The ability to work within a Multidisciplinary Team.

•           Previous sensory experience desirable but not essential.



A full clean driving licence is preferable





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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.