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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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? 

The Priory Hospital Dewsbury has an opening for a new Occupational Therapy Assistant and we want you!

The Priory Hospital Dewsbury offers specialised care for those with Dementia and complex mental health needs. We are situated in between Leeds and Bradford, in the heart of beautiful West Yorkshire.

You will be joining the Occupational Therapy team at an exciting time of service transformation, as we continue to develop new ways to support each and every patient on an individual basis. 

There’s no such thing as a typical day in Occupational Therapy, with a range of activities on offer, you might find yourself running a trip to the cinema on one day, and leading a messy painting session the next! The possibilities are endless, and anyone with a creative mind and interest in patient care will thrive in this role.

You will be based on our mental health ward, which specialises in the challenging but extremely rewarding rehabilitation of forensic patients. You will learn about managing complex mental health and championing their independence and motivation. You might just be that special person that takes a patient from being shy and withdrawn to gaining the confidence to join a social group in the community, really coming out of their shell. 

We also welcome applications from Occupational Therapist trainees and those with previous experience in patient therapy. It is an exciting time to join us here at the Priory, and every member of the team makes a real difference to the lives of our patients.

If you’re still not sure if the role is quite right for you, you can give our friendly Occupational Therapist, Bronagh a ring! You can get in touch on 01924436140 between 9-4 on weekdays.

The role is full-time, 8.30-4.30 Mon-Fri. No nights needed! There is one Saturday shift per month.

We look forward to seeing your application!

Division DBS info

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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