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Occupational Therapist




Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


FTE of from £26,000 up to £36,000 per annum (newly qualified OT’s welcome to apply)



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

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located in Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adult working age and who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 101 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 7 wards and our nearby community house.  We deliver acute and detoxification services, and a recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service.  Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence.  Our vision is to place our service users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation.

Job Advert Role Description

We are currently looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist to join our established department.  

This is a full-time (37.5 hrs) position with a salary of up to £36,000 per annum (depending upon experience and qualifications). The post holder must be qualified and be registered with the HCPC.
As an Occupational Therapist you will manage your own caseload as well as contributing to the Central Activity Programme which focuses on Vocational Rehabilitation.  You will also work as part of a Multi Disciplinary Team on a designated ward as well as the within the Occupational Therapy team.
The Model of Human Occupation is embedded into the service provided at Middleton St George, and OT’s utilise corresponding assessment tools accordingly. You will receive monthly clinical supervision as well as bi-monthly management supervision. 

As well as this we would also like to offer you: 

•  A competitive salary
•  Disclosure check cost coverage
•  Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising with years' service 
•  Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
•  Free on-site parking
•  Complimentary Access to our on-site gymnasium
•  Online benefits and cashback rewards
•  Free meal whilst on site
•  SMART Pension option
•  Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues
•  Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge 

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service.  

To find out more about the role please contact Julie Hill, Head of Occupational Therapy, on 01325 333192 or visit our website to apply or for more information

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.

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.

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