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Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Burton Park is a neurobehavioural locked rehabilitation hopsital for patients with acquired brain injury, many of whom will display co-existing neuropsychiatric or other conditions and present some degree of Clinically Related Behaviour that communicates distress.


There are three wards offering 50 beds. Warwick Lodge, Dalby Unit and Cleves Lodge. A variety of care pathways are available, including acute and longer-term neurobehavioural rehabilitation and person-centred care, emphasising the least restrictive setting. A 4 bed High-Dependency Unit is being developed on Cleves Lodge to cater for service-users requiring more intensive nursing support. Warwick Lodge caters for service users with higher levels of physical needs. Dalby Lodge is a therapy-led pre-discharge ward preparing service-users for a return to community living, and admits service-users who have progressed through the pathway on-site as well as taking direct referrals.


The multi-disciplinary team includes Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Assistants, Social workers and Psychiatrists.

Burton Park is situated in the historic town of Melton Mowbray, a thriving market town. Here patients can access local amenities such as a leisure centre, cinema, shops, restaurants and cafés to support their full rehabilitation programme. 

Job Advert Role Description

Co-ordinates, negotiates and manages the mandatory processes and procedures to ensure the unit’s compliance with current legislation and statutory regulation; taking appropriate action to preserve the psycho-social and socio-economic circumstance of assigned clients attending Priory units; needs assessments of clients and their families and identification of relevant resources pre and post discharge.


To co-ordinate health, rehabilitation, social service, medico-legal and voluntary agencies to ensure an individually tailored programme is provided for each client, to establish the necessary level of care and to liaise with external agencies to help obtain the funding and

services necessary to meet ongoing needs.


Knowledge & Skills

  • A degree level in social work
  • Registered with the Social Care England
  • Detailed knowledge and comprehensive understanding of current legislation.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting in relation to physical and neurological conditions and the impact on the service users.
  • Knowledge and experience of community resources.
  • Problem solving relying upon extensive acquired practical and theoretical social work knowledge and experience, informed by ongoing evidence based research.
  • Effectively manage their own caseloads within established procedures and regulatory framework.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and report writing skills are essential in order to gain and retain the confidence of service users in often complex and emotive situations.
  • The post holders need to forge and maintain good working relationships with local agencies, the courts and other organisations concerned with mental health, child and adult protection and social welfare.



Experienced Social Worker, ideally within the specialist area of neuro-rehabilitation and physical disability where the post holder has gained first-hand experience in liaising with Social Services, the NHS, Housing departments, the legal profession, courts and the Department of Works and Pensions in order to co-ordinate and implement the processes and procedures required under current legislation. 

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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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