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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£20374.82 or pro rata


18.75hrs - 37.5hrs

Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal is set within landscaped gardens in Cheshire. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of adult and adolescent care services within one hospital campus. Our services offer a multidisciplinary team approach, working collaboratively to support patients through periods of crisis.

We are looking for experienced Technical Instructors to join our established adult PICU and Eating Disorder teams and also to join the team on a new, bespoke therapeutic service for young people who struggle with disordered eating. The young people’s presentations are expected to be complex and may include those who have experienced trauma and attachment difficulties and use maladaptive eating as a form of self-harm, or those with ARFID or other sensory issues.  

We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated Technical Instructors to join our Occupational Therapy team. The post holders will also work as part of the ward multi-disciplinary team, facilitating therapeutic activities and interventions on a group and individual basis, under direction of the Occupational Therapist. They will assist the Occupational Therapist in the assessment of patients’ functional needs and in the planning of group and individual therapeutic programmes.


The right person for the role:

Suitable applicants should have at least one year’s work experience (either paid, voluntary or community work) of which at least 6 months must relate to working with individuals with mental health problems.

It is desirable to display competency in one or more leisure/creative/practical activity and possess the ability to teach practical skills. Good communication skills, both written and verbal are required, as are good time management skills, and interested applicants must have the confidence and ability to work independently of a qualified Occupational Therapist.


The successful candidate will;

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

 2. Prepare, plan and deliver group and individual recreational and occupational activities, observing, recording and reporting patient responses to the assigned clinician as appropriate.

3. Ensure the effective, timely and accurate updating of clinical records, case files and computerised information systems as directed.

4. Contribute to surveys, audits and clinical research projects assisting with collection, analysis and presentation of data and information as directed.

 5. Observe and monitor 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.

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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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