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Social Worker




The Ayr Clinic, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

The Ayr Clinic is made up of a well-established 36 bedded low secure psychiatric hospital, situated in the outskirts of Ayr, in West Central Scotland. In addition, the service also operates two specialised community step-down facilities: Ayr Gatehouse which has 8 female beds and is situated in Ayr town centre and a separate 10 bedded facility in the village of Mauchline for both men and women. The Ayr Clinic specialises in working with people with mental illness and/or personality disorder.

The post holder will be responsible to provide a social work service for patients and their families in the context of a low secure psychiatric hospital, recovery and rehabilitation services.  Duties will include assessments, providing verbal and written evidence to Care Programme Approach (CPA), support with welfare benefits, housing related matters, liaison with external agencies and addressing discharge and aftercare issues.  Social workers, working within multi-disciplinary clinical teams, are key professionals regarding the assessment and management of risk and public protection requirements.


This is a generic role profile and will be adjusted according to the experience of the successful post holder.


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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.

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