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Occupational Therapy Assistant




Nelson House, 14 Rowner Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0EW

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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 Role Description

Nelson House is a Rehabilitation and Recovery Service for men experiencing long term mental health problems. We are currently recruiting an Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our well established team. As part of the role, you will be responsible for providing a high quality recovery based service with the focus on enabling our patient group to gain the skills and independence to move back to the community. You will work under the supervision of our Occupational Therapist, delivering a full ward programme which will include managing a caseload of patients and providing the facilitation of groups and individual therapy sessions. You will also be involved in completing risk assessments and care plans and recording these on our Carenotes system. You will have the opportunity to work creatively and flexibly to develop and implement innovative practice and service developments. 

Purpose of Role: 

Role requirements:
Skills & Knowledge:
•Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Occupational Therapy
•IT literate
•Basic knowledge of the principle of clinical governance
•Understanding of the CPA process
•Knowledge of current legislation including the MHA, and legislation specific to this
•Effective written and verbal communication skills
•Understanding of issues relating to clinical  specific settings
•Experience of working with service users in a mental health setting
•Experience of departmental working
•Experience of running therapeutic and activity groups
Personal skills
•Motivated, energetic and flexible
•Attention to detail
•Able to stay calm and work effectively under pressure/stress
•Evidence of coping strategies to deal with stress/challenging experiences
•Aware of own training needs
•Able to communicate effectively with people at all times
•Able to maintain confidentiality of all colleagues and service users
In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
•           Private Medical Insurance Scheme
•           Life Assurance
•           Free meals while on duty
•           Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
•           Continuous learning and development
•           Career development
•           Personal health insurance
•           An employee assistance programme
•           Free car parking (at most sites)
•           Voluntary Benefits 

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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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