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Priory Hospital Cardiff, Dyfrig Road, Cardiff, CF5 5AD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time




Full Time & Part Time available

Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Priory Hospital Cardiff is a modern mental health treatment unit. The unit includes a variety of facilities, such as three secure gardens, a gym, patient practice kitchens, sensory area, patient social area, art rooms and dedicated support service areas.

The service is brand new and provides Bespoke Treatment Packages across three wards for a variety of patients with complex mental health needs. The unit provides a modern, homely environment promoting independence, whilst employing an experienced mutli-disciplinary team to oversee and support patient progress.  

We are looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist to join the team. The role of the Senior OT is to work closely with the Therapy Assistants and the Mutli-Disciplinary Team to deliver group and one to one occupational, therapeutic and recreational activities and interventions. The work will take place on the wards, in the hospital grounds and in the community. It is such an exciting opportunity to be able to invest more time in fewer patients to provide the very best service and help them recover and progress.


The candidate should have good leadership and communication skills. The role will be to provide a high quality service that meets the needs of the individual patients.


The role of the Senior Occupational Therapist will include managing members of the therapy team, overseeing service provision in a variety of areas and providing supervision to junior staff.  The role will also involve delivering a range of innovative interventions that motivate and engage individuals to improve their occupational skills and mental wellbeing. There will be opportunities for assessing, intervening and evaluating progress in line with MDT care plans. The post requires someone who is willing to find new and creative ways to work with clients with a range of presenting difficulties.  


Responsibilities will also include being involved in reducing restrictive interventions, good clinical note taking, planning skills, good time management and engagement in department meetings and supervision.


Qualification - Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy and registration with the HCPC.


Experience - experience of working in a healthcare setting and/or working with clients with mental health diagnosis or challenging behaviours for at least 2 years would be desirable. Additionally a qualification in Sensory Integration Training would also be desirable. However, there will be training and learning opportunities. Supervision will be provided by a qualified clinician.


For an informal discussion about this post please contact Karen Redding, Head of Therapy on 01873841285/

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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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