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

Priory Group Division



Up to £40,850 FTE


22.5 hours per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Cardiff, located just 2.5 miles from the city centre, is a three-bedded, low secure service for males or females with personality disorders, learning disabilities or mental health issues. Care is provided across three bespoke therapeutic wards, each offering specialist, tailored treatment in the least restrictive environments possible.

Job Advert Role Description


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without the combined effort and expertise of all disciplines. 

Priory Hospital Cardiff are currently looking for a Registered Social Worker to join our team.

Priory Hospital Cardiff provides bespoke treatment packages 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.

The unit includes three wards and a variety of facilities, such as three secure gardens, a gym, patient practice kitchens, patient social area, art rooms and dedicated support service areas.  

As a Registered Social Worker you will work alongside colleagues from Psychiatry, Nursing and Occupational Therapy, ensuring consistently high standards of practice, which comply with Code of Professional Practice for Social Care. The successful candidate will receive peer support from the established Social Work team at Llanarth Court Hospital.

As a Registered Social Worker you’ll be responsible for;

  • Identifying the social/non-medical needs for service users and ensuring those needs are met.
  • Completing detailed risk assessments and playing a key role in liaison with families and community networks.
  • A key focus on Safeguarding and MAPPA liaison.
  • Identifying any social issues which a service user may be experiencing and ensure these are addressed within risk assessments and care plans
  • and make sure the patient is supported.
  • Develop links between different agencies within a patient9s local community, for example Care Co-ordinators, families/carers and future possible
  • placements.
  • Take a proactive approach in supporting the ward within the hospital with monitoring any safeguarding concerns, ensuring the safety of patients at
  • all times.
  • Complete investigations into incidents in the hospital and feedback this to the Senior Management Team.
  • Investigate complaints made by patients in the hospital as required by the Complaints and Compliance Administrator.

Knowledge & Skills

A degree in social work, registered with the General Social Care Council, together with detailed knowledge and comprehensive understanding of current legislation.

In return for your hard work and expertise we would like to offer you;

  • This role offers flexible working hours
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (FTE)
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Fully funded DBS


If you wish to discuss the above please contact a member of our recruitment team on or contact our Hospital Director, for an informal discussion.

Michelle Mason (Hospital Director) - 02920 556301

Division DBS info

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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