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Band 3 Generic Technical Instructor

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74872-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Health Services
£18,813 / £19,332 / £19,917 / £20,795

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Community Therapy Service department are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 3 Generic Technical Instructors to join our teams.

You will work alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists carrying out comprehensive interventions in order to help our patients live as independently as possible. These interventions may include performing exercise programmes and mobility practice, assessments of activities of daily living and rehabilitation. You will also be required to carry out general administration and clerical duties. Our service operates 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-professional team in the delivery of rehabilitation programs in the community as appropriate.
  • Frequently follow set instructions from a professional, and then work independently to provide a range of activities and/or exercises, instructing and guiding patients to support them in achieving identified goals.
  • Under supervision of a qualified team member, facilitate and participate in ongoing assessments and adjustment of own clinical intervention based on the fluctuating needs of the patient.
  • To support carers, giving advice/information as appropriate.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage your time effectively.
  • Ability to maintain clear and concise documentation.

You will need to have experience of working in Physiotherapy /Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor or Assistant roles or be able to demonstrate relevant experience of working in a health or social care setting.

We will support you with regular supervision and appraisal and also provide ongoing training through our Technical Instructor in-service training programme.

In order to meet the requirements of this post it is essential that you are a car driver.

We have a number of posts available in various areas of the city and county. We currently have bases in the areas of:

City (Braunstone / Merlyn Vaz)

East (Enderby/ Market Harborough / Melton)

West (Hinckley / Coalville / Loughborough)

If you wish to discuss these posts further please so not hesitate to contact Michelle Walker, Operational Therapy Lead on 07919590988.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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