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Occupational Therapist - Secure & Recovery Services




Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Competitive, Depending on experience



Job Advert Role Description

Kneesworth House is situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital offers a full pathway of care including Acute, PICU, Medium, Low Secure, Locked Rehabilitation and Open Recovery wards  situated across the site.

We are looking to recruit two Occupational Therapists – Graduate and/or Advanced Occupational Therapists to join our established OT & Employment & Vocational Opportunities Service (EVOS) consisting of Six Occupational Therapists, ten Occupational Therapy Assistants and eight Activity Assistants which is a newly developed role.

The service implements OT assessment and treatment interventions and activity programmes across site: on ward, off ward in designated therapy activity rooms, across site facilities, within the spacious hospital grounds & in the community.

Across site facilities include: fitness centre, EVOS such as Animal care and Horticulture, Social Club,

In addition to the above the OT service is also responsible for the following which offers service user’s involvement in opportunities such as the Hospital shop, Library, Service Users magazine, Work Opportunity Roles, Teasworth Café.

The hospital offers a 12 week individual timetable which includes multidisciplinary team input.

The OT service provides person centred and evidence based OT assessment and interventions to support service users with complex mental health treatment needs to engage in their recovery journey & to promote skills, confidence & independence.


Role will involve:

Under the support & direction of the Lead OT's :

-           To provide an Occupational Therapy (OT) led service, utilising OT assessment & treatment model to designated unit(s) / specified service user group.

-           Assessment, planning, implementation & evaluation of OT interventions using evidence based practice & recovery principles based on clinical treatment need.

-           To work collaboratively with MDT & OT team.

-           To engage in supervision, CPD & training.

-           To offer support & supervision to OT staff within allocated designated unit(s) & opportunity for OT Students on practice placements.

Division DBS info

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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