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Occupational Therapy Assistant




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,000 per annum



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Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is located in beautiful West Sussex and offers the opportunity to gain experience across many specialist mental health disciplines including Secure Services, a DBT Locked Rehabilitation service, PICU Services and Acute care.

With a CQC rating of GOOD, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital supporting our patients recovery alongside a highly skilled and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our team based in Hassocks!

In this role you will support our Occupational Therapy department, being proactive in offering activities which will contribute to the daily engagement and recovery of our patients. 

Your responsibilities:
•  Working alongside occupational therapy staff in the delivery of the ward programme
•  Running planned sessions independently or with other professionals.
•  Enabling patients to address specific needs in relation to health and well-being, respecting their dignity, wishes and beliefs and involving them in decision making and goals.
•  Identifying and assessing potential risks involved in manging safe practice for all activities within the hospital, outside of the ward and in the wider community.
•  Carrying out individual sessions on/off the ward and in community settings as directed by the multi-disciplinary team
•  Reporting back on agreed aspects of assessment, such as observations in groups and in individual sessions on patient’s physical, social and emotional well-being
•  Maintaining up to date and accurate clinical records in accordance with professional and departmental standards
•  Participating in induction and refresher training 

What do we need from you?
•  Proven or accredited skills in Art, Music, Drama or Education.
•  Experience within a mental health or care environment is desirable.
•  General education to GCSE level including Maths, English and IT

Our Benefits:
•  25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro rata)
•  A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
•  Career development
•  Flexible benefits including preferential rates and access to schemes such as: gym membership, healthcare cash plan and shopping discounts
•  Free meals and parking on site 

If you would like to learn more please get in touch with our team on 01444 231 016, or email 

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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.