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

Priory Group Division



£21,840 - £23,949



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

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 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 Therapy Assistant to join the team at Priory Hospital Cardiff. The role of the Therapy Assistant is to work closely with the Occupational Therapist, Psychologist and the Therapy 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.

The role includes delivering innovative interventions, as directed by the Occupational Therapist and Psychologist, in order to meet the needs of the individual patient. Interventions range from helping patients learn basic skills such as cooking, laundry and cleaning, to developing more complex life skills and habits. The role will also include evaluation of the progress of the patient; documentation of interventions via clinical notes; being involved in reducing restrictive interventions (including being involved in managing incidents of violence and aggression where required).

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual with good communications skills and a desire to make a difference to the lives of the people we care for.

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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