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Occupational Therapy Assistant




Kent House - Kent House hospital and school,Crockenhill Road,St Mary Cray,Orpington, Kent BR5 4EP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18973.34 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

Kent House is a 17-bedded Tier 4 low secure hospital for young people aged 12 – 18 years with mental health, behavioural or psychological difficulties, and an OFSTED-registered school which supports the young people with educational attainment. 
The service is set in a rural environment with close links and transport to the local community and amenities.

We provide care for the young people admitted to Kent House Hospital in the least restrictive way and we adhere to the values and principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). We are members of the Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS to measure and improve the quality of our care and treatment

Job Advert Role Description

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

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. 
In this role you will be working a 37.5 hour week, which will include working on a rotational basis evenings as well as the weekends 

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 (or equivalent) including Maths, English.

Our Benefits:
•  33 days annual Leave
•  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 

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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.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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.