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Occupational Therapist




Althea Park House, 51 Stratford Road, Stroud, GL5 4AJ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£26.5K - £36K



Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health illness to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Role Description

Our two residential services in Stroud comprise of the Stroud Residential Eating Disorders Service (SREDS) and the Stroud Rehab & Recovery Service (R&R) providing care and treatment for adolescents and young adults.

The Eating Disorders Service has two residential homes for service users with eating disorders and associated comorbidities; Althea Park House and ‘The Anchor’.  Althea Park House is a 7 bed home for young people aged 17-24 and ‘The Anchor’ is a 3 bed semi-independent step down service on site.

The Rehab & Recovery Service offers support for young women aged 13-24, within one 7 bed residential home, Newcombe Lodge. These young women have attachment difficulties, associated multiple risk-taking behaviours and complex presentations.

he Occupational Therapist role sits within a Therapies Team which works across our two residential services in Stroud; Line managed by the Therapies Team Lead and with clinical supervision from an Occupational Therapist.

The Occupational Therapist role is pivitol in supporting the service users in our residential homes to meet their occupational needs, including the development of educational, vocational and independent life skills. This involves working within both individual and group settings, liaising closely with the residential home care teams, external funding teams, and the educational providers for each young person.

In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to each service user's diagnosis/presenting issues and identified needs.

An exciting opportunity within this role is to develop our current vocational and educational pathway for our service users; expanding this transitional pathway and developing close links with organisations within the community.

Applicants will be required to:

 -  Provide effective OT assessments, interventions and reviews, inderpinned by a clear theoretical model.

 - Work closely with the two residential care teams to provide consultation and assistance in the development of our vocational and education pathways

- Manage and co-ordinate individual OT treatment plans for  interventions and activities delivered by our Occupational Therapy Assistants and residential care staff

- Hold responsibility for the therapeutic groups and activities programmes    

-  Provide guidance and support to our OTA's

 - Attend and contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings, CPA's and LAC Review meetings, supplemented by written reports and assessement outcomes

Applicants will require:

 - A Degree / Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy, registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)

 - Experience in the field of mental health will be advantageous but not essential

 - The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

 - Excellent verbal and written communication, organisational abilities, flexibility and a strong 'can do' attitude.

 - Be able to demonstrate genuine enthusiasm and commitment for working with these client groups.

Due to the nature of the role, the candidate is required to hold a current UK driving license and own their own car.

Informal visits to our homes are encouraged.

For more information on the role please contact:   

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV’as a gift.

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