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Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




22.5 hours

Job Advert Role Description

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for men aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.

We believe that anyone with a mental health condition should be given the best chance possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and our aim is to provide individuals with the confidence and skills to move or return to the community..

Main Purpose: Provides assistance to professional and clinical staff with the planning, implementation and evaluation of social activities in order to improve mental, emotional well-being and quality of life of clients.

Key Accountabilities Quality

1. Supports senior staff with patient screening and assessments as part of the care and therapy planning process.

2. Prepares, plans and delivers group and individual recreational and occupational activities (both within the unit and the community), observing, recording and reporting patient responses to the assigned clinician as appropriate.

3. Ensures the effective, timely and accurate updating of clinical records, case files and computerised information systems as directed. 4. Contributes to surveys, audits and clinical research projects assisting with collection, analysis and presentation of data and information as directed.

5. Observes and monitors the well being of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to more senior staff and documented as appropriate. Innovation

6. Proposes new service to regional management and helping management to develop and implement the new services. Value

7. Ensures that patients are receiving a service that is value for their money and objectives are met to help in the success of the unit.

Knowledge & Skills

Educated to GCSE / O-Levels A-C or relevant NVQ 2.


Experience gained within a related clinical or therapeutic environment.

Autonomy & Impact

The majority of tasks and activities are routine. More complex tasks, interventions or activities will be directed or supervised by a senior member of staff.

The role holder is responsible for addressing routine incidents and issues referring more unusual occurrences to senior staff.

Intelligent Problem Solving

Usually works within existing processes and procedures where some adaptive or creative thinking is occasionally required.


Staff Provides advice and guidance to new starters and agency staff undertaking similar tasks, liaising with the multidisciplinary team.

Budgets & equipment Collective responsibility for the care and appropriate use of resources on the ward.


Responsibility for the accuracy of personal recordings in patients records and maintaining confidentiality.

Communication & Interaction

The nature of the role necessitates frequent interaction with staff, patients and visitors involving the exchange of information. Well developed observational and listening skills are essential for assessing patients.

Working environment

The problems faced by patients may present challenging situations, which may increase the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.


All Priory Group colleagues have a responsibility to safeguard the individual’s we care for, these may be adults and children or individuals connected to the people Priory Group supports. Colleagues must ensure they are aware of the local child and adult safeguarding policies and procedures in their service, in addition to who to contact within the Local Authority Safeguarding Team for further advice.

All colleagues are required to attend safeguarding training appropriate to their role and to undertake additional training in associated areas.

Diversity and Inclusion

Respects and applies the requirements of diversity and inclusion, promoting and role modelling these across the team

Competitive salary

25 days’ annual leave pro rata plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service

Wellbeing Incentives

An employee assistance programme

Free meals/refreshments when on duty

Free car parking

Flexible Benefits Packages

Career Pathway Opportunities

Donation to a charity of their choice

For an further information please contact Katie Lunn Senior Occupational Therpaist on 0113 388 5260

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.

Please note if sufficient applications are received the application will close sooner.

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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