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Elm Park, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7RT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

The Occupational Therapist has responsibility for assessing and devising appropriate care plans for residents who have an acquired brain injury within an all male rehabilitation unit.

You will ideally have experience working with brain injury service users or challenging behaviour.

Your role will be to identify and deliver appropriate and relevant treatments and interventions within the given field of therapy. These plans will need to be person centred and focus on the patient's needs identified through assessments carried out by the Occupational Therapist.

As the sole Occupational Therapist on site, you will need to be proactive and able to work well under pressure.


We are looking for colleges who share our values:

  • Putting people first - We put the needs of our service users above all else.
  • Being a family - We support our colleagues, our service users and their families when they need us most.
  • Acting with integrity - We are honest, transparent and decent. We treat each other with respect.
  • Striving for excellence - for over 140 years, we have been trusted by our service users with their care. We take this trust seriously and constantly strive to improve the services we provide.
  • Being positive - We see the best in our service users and each other and we strive to get things done. We never give up and we learn from our mistakes.



  • Prioritisation skills are to key to manage caseload of patients
  • A strong sense of responsibility & ownership
  • Willingness to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
  • Quality orientation


  • Free on-site parking
  • Starting 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increased up to 30 days dependant on length of service)
  • Free meals when on shift
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Comprehensive continued personal development training
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced Disclosure check paid
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Pension
  • Employee referral scheme


About Elm Park: 

Priory group is one of the UK’s leading provider of independent specialist secure and step-down services for people with mental illness, personality disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and brain injuries.

Elm Park is a 17 bedded Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Ardleigh which specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of adult residents (18+ years) with an acquired brain injury. The main unit is also linked to Elm House and Elm Cottage which offer open community rehabilitation services for men and women with a traumatic or acquired brain injury. 

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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.

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