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Ty Catrin, Dyfrig Road, Cardiff, CF5 5AD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to £21,500



Job Advert Role Description

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 the combined effort and expertise of all disciplines.  As such, 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.

Ty Catrin are currently looking for a Therapy Assistant to join our team.

Ty Catrin is a modern mental health treatment unit. The unit includes accommodation for 45 patients and a variety of facilities, such as three secure gardens, a gym, a hydrotherapy pool, patient practice kitchens, patient social area, art rooms and dedicated support service areas. 

The service is currently being developed to provide bespoke treatment packages for a variety of patients with complex mental health needs. The unit will provide a modern, homely environment promoting independence, whilst employing an experienced mutli-disciplinary team to oversee and support patient progress. 

The role of the Therapy Assistant is to work closely with the Occupational Therapists, and other members of the Therapy Team, to deliver group and one to one occupational, therapeutic and recreational activities and interventions. The work will take place on the wards, in the hospital grounds and in the community.

The aim will be to deliver a range of innovative interventions that motivate and engage individuals to improve their occupational skills and mental wellbeing. There will be opportunities for assessing, intervening and evaluating progress in line with MDT care plans. The post requires someone who is willing to find new and creative ways to work with patients with a range of presenting difficulties. Some work will be on a one to one basis with patients who need individual care, and some work will be supporting patients in groups.

Responsibilities will also include being involved in reducing restrictive interventions (including being involved in managing incidents of violence and aggression where required), good clinical note taking, planning skills, good time management and engagement in department meetings and supervision.

Qualification -  5 GCSEs (or equivalent) or other relevant qualifications such as an NVQ.

Experience - experience of working in a healthcare setting and/or working with patients with mental health diagnosis or challenging behaviours would be desirable. However, there will be training and learning opportunities. Clinical work will be supervised by a qualified clinician.

If you wish to discuss the above please contact a member of our recruitment team on

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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