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Generic Therapy Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
17 hours per week
Job ref
White Cross Court
£16,968 - £19,852 pro rata
28/02/2018 23:59

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


We are looking for enthusiastic, well-motivated individual to join the Therapy team based at Whitecross Court.

The successful candidate will provide rehabilitation to patients with a variety of conditions.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the Generic Therapy Assistant role and an interest in supporting the tasks of qualified staff within the team.

Duties will include providing rehabilitation activities under the direction of registered therapy staff. This involves hands on treatment, assistance with personal care, re-education of daily tasks including mobility and documentation in relation to patient care.

Consideration of patients’ wishes, safety, dignity and potential for recovery is essential for this role.

There is a requirement to undertake departmental training and an expectation of achievement of competence in key performance areas.

The post requires the ability to work in a goals focussed manner using high levels of communication and negotiating skills.

The successful candidate will have experience in providing health related information to patients and an understanding of the application of risk assessment in a clinical situation is essential.

The successful candidate will be required to use a variety of computer applications and should be confident in IT skills.

Education to NVQ level 3 or equivalent would also be an advantage.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debra Naylor 07852390821






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