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Occupational Therapy Assistant




Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£19,710.05 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 Location Description

Burton Park is a 50 bedded inpatient specialist neuro-rehabilitation service for treating and discharging people with complex neuropsychiatric needs.  The site is split across 3 units:

•  Warwick Lodge specialise in providing support and care for people living with Huntington’s Disease.

•  Cleves Lodge specialise in ABI (including slow stream rehabilitation) and neurobehavioural disability

•  Dalby Unit - Community Rehabilitation ward

Burton Park employs the full multidisciplinary range of services to provide rehabilitation and/or stabilisation of mood and behaviour. We provide individual treatment programmes with time-lined goals and objectives to support the resident to achieve optimum rehabilitation or behaviour stabilisation, to achieve their potential and to work towards successful, sustainable discharge.

Job Advert Role Description

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant your role will require you to work with patients using evidence based and patient centred principles to provide patients with the confidence, skills and coping strategies required for independent living. The role will require you to work weekends (rota) and the occasional evenings.  

Under the supervision and guidance of a registered Occupational Therapist, the post holder will be expected to assist in the delivery of therapeutic interventions within the service.

Main Duties:

• Supports senior staff as part of the occupational therapy process, assisting with assessments as directed, through admission to discharge.

• Implement and evaluate basic therapy interventions for patients in activities relating to their care plans

• Monitoring equipment supplied by a qualified occupational therapist Ensuring that staff and patients are using the equipment safely and effectively – reporting any concerns to qualified staff

• Ensures the effective, timely and accurate updating of clinical records and documentation. 

Specific responsibilities

• To participate in regular meetings and handovers with other members of the OT service, wider therapy team and with other disciplines where needed.

• To provide and receive routine information to and from staff, patients and carers and to share this when appropriate

• To communicate factual information to patients – with direction from qualified staff

• To encourage patients to engage in their rehabilitation programme using encouragement, reassurance and sensitivity; overcome barriers to understanding with patients whose understanding is impaired.

• To be able to maintain records and documentation required by work settings in accordance with Priory policies and Therapy specifications

Clinical responsibilities

• To implement care plans as directed by occupational therapists

• To plan and implement one to one and group sessions - these may include community visits, therapeutic activity and supporting and monitoring of activities of daily living skills.

• To assess and formulate treatment plans for routine patients as guided by therapists.

• To assist therapist to carry out identified home and community assessments where necessary

• To provide advice to patients/carers on safe use and care of prescribed equipment.

• To assess patient’s engagement motivation/mental state/cognition and physical aspects during treatment sessions.

• To actively engage with risk assessment and follow any directives as needed – ensuring the safety of patients and staff

Planning and organisation skills

• To manage time effectively, prioritising tasks

• Being adaptable to change and service need

• To follow timetable as allocated by occupational therapist

Personal development 

• To complete relevant training as directed

• To support with any students as needed

• To follow all policy and procedures as directed


In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits: 

•   Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•   33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

•   Online benefits and cashback rewards

•   Cycle to work scheme

•   A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•   Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•   Life Assurance

•   Free meal while on duty

•   Employee Assistance Services

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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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