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Hazelwood House, Heath Road, Heath, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time




Tue - Sat inc 1x late evening

Job Advert Role Description

Hazelwood House is a 14 bedded low secure unit for adults with mental health & learning difficulties.


We have a strong focus on recovery and enabling patients to live fulfiled lives. 

Are you patient focused and want to make a difference to the lives of patients & their families?

Hazelwood House is a low secure unit for adult males with learning difficulties and mental health needs based near Chesterfield and we were recently rated as outstanding by the CQC.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual to join our Occupational Therapy Team as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a positive, creative and an imaginative approach to problem solving and delivering therapeutic activities in a Rehabilitation and Recovery setting.

You will work with the Occupational Therapist in producing an Activities Programme for patients.

As part of a wider Multi-disciplinary team the Occupational Therapy Assistant will assist our Occupational Therapist, Healthcare Assistants and Nurses in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.

Alongside the Occupational Therapist, the ideal candidate will respond to referrals made by the therapy team supporting the completion of risk-assessments and support plans to best meet the needs of individual patients.

The successful candidate will have excellent listening, communication and report writing skills. You will be motivated, highly reliable and able to work within an emotionally demanding environment.

You will collaborate with professional and clinical colleagues, participating in departmental meetings and occasionally contributing at case conferences or multi-disciplinary team meetings as directed

The successful candidate will provide support and facilitate individual and group sessions to our patients, working collaboratively with individuals to promote their recovery and enhance their social inclusion

You will need to maintain accurate and up-to-date records ensuring important information, observations and events are recorded and/or reported as appropriate in accordance with Priory policies and procedures

It is desirable that you will have relevant experience within mental health services.           

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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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