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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £33,300



Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Job Advert Location Description

Cheadle Royal Hospital operates a comprehensive inpatient mental health service for young people aged between 13 and 18 years, comprising open acute, low secure and psychiatric intensive care service. The Young People’s Service is made up of three wards; Meadows, Orchard and Woodlands. These Wards offers care for young people with a range of mental health presentations.

Job Advert Role Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying a clinical caseload on Woodlands Low secure unit alongside professional leadership of a Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHs) Occupational Therapy Service.

Woodlands Unit is an unique specialist national low secure facility, providing therapeutic rehabilitation for female adolescents, aged 13 years – 18 years with complex needs who require a longer-term therapeutic intervention within a secure in-patient setting. The Unit provides care for up to ten young people who present with severe deliberate self-harming behaviours, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional dysregulation, and attachment difficulties.  Often the young people who are referred to Woodlands have experienced multiple admissions in various settings where placements have broken down and the young person is in crisis or the risks have significantly increased and are unmanageable is these environments.

The aim of our admissions is to provide an intensive therapeutic programme of rehabilitation to promote recovery whilst managing and reducing risk enabling successful transfer back into a community setting.

The post holder will be required to have previous experience of working within CAMHs services and ideally secure settings. The post holder will be responsible for providing highly skilled assessment and treatment of a designated case load within the frame work of an established programme; involving the following:

•To ensure ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy process in line with sound evidence based practice.

•To attend MDT, CPA, case conferences, referral meetings and nursing handover.

•To manage a defined caseload using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and records all interventions.

•To develop skills and knowledge through participation in a Professional Development Planning process to meet the competency framework.

•To work within CAMHS Setting providing a service to clients who are deemed to have complex and challenging needs.

•To lead and co-ordinate a small team of OTs and TIs across our CAMHS Services.

Benefits include Annual leave entitlement of 25 days (includes 8 bank/public holidays), with additional leave for long service, a contributory pension.

Please get in contact today with Kevin Page, Talent Acquisitions Partner on or 07887 - 457033 - you can text me too! 

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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