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Occupational Therapist

Reference

PRI42966

Location

Arthur House, 110 Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8AA

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Salary

Competitive

Hours

37.5

Job Advert Role Description

Arthur House is an innovative "preventative and secondary" eating disorder service based in Wimbledon, South West London. Providing an alternative to traditional Hospital treatment, this nine-bedded residential treatment centre provides cutting-edge therapies and 24/7 nursing support, offering a safe space for individuals to maintain a healthy relationship with food.

 

The aim is to prevent clients from requiring hospitalisation and to support those who have already received some initial residential support and want to carry on embedding the skills they have already acquired.

 

The service consists of both day care and residential treatment for adult male and females with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), or mixed eating disorder symptoms. We support people to increase their independence and empower each client to take responsibility for their social and emotional lives, as well as their general health and wellbeing.

 

We have nine single-occupancy bedrooms, a beautifully furnished lounge, fully functioning kitchen and a dining area providing a full community setting.

 

A key element of the treatment programme is community living, to help support our clients journey. We take advantage of our beautiful surroundings to support clients to make links with the local community, with a view to building a sense of identity and self-worth outside of that imposed on them by their eating disorder. This, in turn, can increase an individual’s motivation for change and lead to improved outcomes around physical and mental health.

Working as part of a highly committed Multi Disciplinary team at Arthur House, the Occupational Therapist is one of the key roles within our team.

Suitable candidates will have a degree in Occupational Therapy (MSc pre-registration or BSc) and registration with HCPC.  The role involves applying OT interventions and delivering Groups or 1-to-1's with patients and therefore, experience of both is desired.

 

This role includes undertaking formulation, risk assessment and positive change management, and working with people with Eating Disorders difficulties. 

 

 Personal attributes needed include:

•           Demonstrate ability to resolve conflict

•           Reliable

•           Enthusiastic

•           Punctual

•           Self-motivated

•           Ability to work on own initiative

•           Engaging, open and honest

•           Personal resilience

This role offers the opportunity for the right candidate to work with a supportive, cohesive team of professionals. 

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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.

Disclosure

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.

Closing Date

04/12/2020