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Therapy Technical Instructor

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-318-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Teams
£21,892 to £24,157 per annum,pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Therapy Technical Instructor to develop their skills and to join the Leeds Community Healthcare Neighbourhood Teams.

The teams are made up of a wide range of healthcare professionals including nursing, therapy and social care. The focus is at all times on the individual, supporting patients to stay at home, avoid admission or supporting our partners to facilitate hospital discharge.

Are you interested in?

 . Supporting people to remain in their homes when they are having a health or social care crisis, rather than needing to go into hospital or a care home

. Helping people get home from hospital quickly and provide them with rehabilitation to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence

. Alongside the Neighbourhood Team therapy staff deliver high quality therapy rehabilitation to people within their own homes

. Being an integral member of an established Multi-disciplinary team

. Providing patient centred personalised care

 Do you have the ability to deliver high quality compassionate care and think you will be the right person to join our team?

We are looking for Band 4 Therapy Technical Instructors to provide an effective and efficient therapy service. This post requires a level of personal responsibility and we are looking for someone highly motivated, resilient and proactive with the ability to prioritise and manage their own allocated work, use their initiative and the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. You will demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to adapt to a changing and pressurised environment.

You will work alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists carrying out comprehensive functional assessments and interventions in order to help our patients live as independently as possible. These interventions may include progression of exercises and mobility assessments, assessments of activities of daily living and rehabilitation. You will also be required to carry out general administration and clerical duties.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. The Neighbourhood Teams also require therapy staff to be able to work between the hours of 8am and 6pm over 7 days.

Why choose us?

At Leeds Community Healthcare we have a strong culture based on deeply-held values. Our focus is to deliver the highest quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

As an employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave, NHS discount, and our salary sacrifice or car lease schemes. Leeds is a fantastic city not simply for its diversity in culture and cuisine, but it's a top destination for sport and music and is well connected by road, train and plane. Not to mention it's home to multiple other NHS and healthcare organisations, including NHS England and NHS Employers. Put simply - if you want to work in healthcare, Leeds is the place to be.

We have a number of posts based across the city

If you would like more information on the post or to know more about working in the Neighbourhood Teams and the day in the life of a Neighbourhood Team Occupational Therapist please contact Fiona Allport, Clinical Pathway Lead on 07868499223

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

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