Occupational Therapist

19 Feb 2019
19 Mar 2019
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type
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Our service is based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and provides a range of assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and specialist residential services to over 90 adults with a learning disability in a range of different environments suited to their individual needs including medium, low secure and rehabilitation.

In addition to a learning disability, many of our patients have complex needs including forensic histories, mental illness, ASC and Personality Disorders.  Most patients are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.


Occupational Therapist


We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our supportive, dynamic and friendly team.


As a team we creatively deliver occupation-based interventions to facilitate the maintenance and development of skills of service users. We offer a wide range of interventions including accredited educational qualifications, sensory interventions, community based activities and courses developed and delivered through our Recovery College.


The service provides medium, low and locked rehabilitation in-patient services for men and women within a forensic learning disability service. The post holder will deliver OT provision to a designated caseload however may work in other areas if the service requires this.  The post holder's role will include: planning and implementing a range of therapeutic individual and group work, carrying out functional assessments and contributing to multi-disciplinary team care planning and risk assessments.


Working as part of a team, you will be actively encouraged to develop new interventions that enhance patients' skills development and social inclusion as well as to provide support and leadership to more junior members of staff.  You will also be part of supporting and developing our Recovery College.


We offer a supportive working environment, opportunities for CPD, peer support and annual appraisal.







  • To be responsible for the day to day co-ordination and management of an occupational therapy/Life Skills, Education and Vocational Opportunities Service (LEVOS).
  • To work closely with all the clinical teams to ensure that an occupational therapy service to patients across the medium, low and locked rehabilitation sites is provided.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of standards of excellence within occupational therapy and throughout the service through Clinical Governance.
  • To appraise, interpret and execute initiatives across the OT/LEVOS Service to promote clinical excellence and increase the profile of Priory Healthcare.






  • To ensure an efficient referral system to the occupational therapy/LEVOS is maintained.
  • To hold a small complex clinical case load and actively engage in the care pathway for a specific patient group.
  • To ensure that a comprehensive occupational therapy service to patients within the medium, low and rehabilitation services is provided, using agreed assessment tools and techniques where appropriate.
  • To support the OT/LEVOS team with relevant care planning issues, contributing to risk management and devising treatment plans, supporting the CPA process
  • To implement evidence based interventions according to individual patient's needs and ensuring the patient's involvement in all aspects of the occupational therapy process.
  • To deliver and co-ordinate effective therapeutic programmes for qualified occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, technical instructors and basic skills teachers and where appropriate co-run groups with other members of the disciplinary team.
  • To ensure systems and therapeutic procedures are carried out and audited.
  • To ensure that all activities are risk assessed according to Priory Policies.
  • To ensure evaluation records of patient's progress in occupational therapy/ LEVOS a