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Community Link Facilitator




Priory Hospital Dewsbury, York Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7LB

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£9.50 P/H



Job Advert - Division Information

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

Set within a safe and therapeutic environment, the Priory Hospital Dewsbury is a 32 bedded locked service, supporting two different service user groups:

• Hartley Ward focuses upon the active rehabilitation of men with mental health issues. The emphasis is upon stabilising mental health, reducing risks and enhancing independent living skills, with a view to reintegration into the community. This is a 16 bed ward. 
• Jubilee Ward supports men detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 with dementia, and behaviours that challenge. This is a 16 bed ward


Job Advert Role Description

Are you a Care Worker, Support Worker or Healthcare Assistant looking to take your next step in your career? 

Do you want to make a difference to someone's life?

Do you think you could help people to reach their full potential?

At the Priory Hospital Dewsbury, we put the people we support at the heart of everything we do, inspiring and challenging them to learn, enjoy and achieve their goals. Our mission is to deliver innovative, sustainable services that enable choice and positive outcomes for the people we support. These services are provided by skilled, engaged and inspired colleagues, and that’s where you come in.

We are currently recruiting for a Community Link Facilitator who will work with both Hartley and Jubilee ward, but is based in the Occupational Therapy department. You be under guidance from the Occupational therapist and have support from the OT team.

You will be required to have a Driving Licence for this role. 

Using a person-centred approach, you will be supporting people with their community leave. Each patient is entitled to leave, and it is often a key part of their care and rehabilitation. Leave comes in many forms, from the functional to the fun. While one day might involve a routine hospital appointment, another may be visiting a leisure centre, library or the local shops.  

You will help patients build the skills they need in order to move forward in their lives, as well as encouraging their independence. You will work with a diverse group of patients with varying levels of needs and cognitive functioning. A flexible approach and willingness to learn is therefore vital in this role. You will find yourself in a friendly multi-disciplinary team, and have access to full training provided by Priory.

The role is 8.30am-4.30pm over a rolling 5 days a week which can include weekends. No nights are required. 

All training for this role will be provided.

Here is what we will give you:
- A competitive salary
- 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
- An extra annual leave day for your birthday! (we don’t think anyone should work on their birthday)
- Ongoing Training 
- Access to Priory apprenticeships 
- Free Parking
- Access to our spend and save benefits platform ‘Priory Perks’
- Contributory pension
- Free meals when on duty 

Above all, we provide a supportive working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most.

If you want Healthcare to be a ‘job for life’ The Priory Group will help you there.

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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