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Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located in Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adult working age and who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 101 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 8 wards and our nearby community house.  We deliver acute and detoxification services, and a recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service.  Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence.  Our vision is to place our service users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Occupational Therapy team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing therapeutic activities under the supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist.

You will take an active role in the preparation, planning and delivery of group and one-to-one interventions, vocational, therapeutic and recreational activities including woodwork, painting & decorating, sports, music, gardening, arts & crafts, cooking, budgeting, shopping and using public transport. 

The post holder will have core life skills to assist them in this role and also have the ability to motivate and support service users. 

You will be motivated and enthusiastic, have excellent communication and organisational skills, and be able to integrate with the multi-disciplinary team, which include nurses, doctors, psychologists and other therapists. 

Experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. 

What we’d like to give you:
•  A competitive salary
•  Disclosure check cost coverage
•  Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising with years' service 
•  Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
•  Free on-site parking
•  Free meal whilst on shift
•  Complimentary Access to our on-site gymnasium
•  Online benefits and cashback rewards
•  SMART Pension option
•  Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

To find out more about the role please contact Julie Hill, Head of Occupational Therapy, on 01325 333192.


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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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