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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2021.

Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 839-2895813-CC

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Learning Disabilities; Adults
South Norfolk Community Learning Disabilities Team, Attleborough
£21,892 - £24,157

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Therapy Assistant Practitioners to work for Norfolk Community Health and Care and join the adult Community Learning Disabilities Service. One of the posts is based with the South Community Learning Disability Team (Attleborough) and the other working with the Norwich and East Community Learning Disability Teams (Norwich and Great Yarmouth).

1 x part-time post with the South Community Learning Disability Team (30hrs per week), primarily supporting Physiotherapy

1 x full-time post with the Norwich and East Community Learning Disability Teams (37.5hrs per week), supporting Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy

There are five adult Community Learning Disability Teams in Norfolk, co-located with Norfolk County Council Social Care Teams, offering a multidisciplinary service. The teams are supportive, friendly and passionate about their work with adults with learning disabilities. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of professionals and in a variety of settings that include, day services, residential services, supported living and in people’s own homes.

We are looking for enthusiastic, creative and compassionate individuals with an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities. You will assist the work of a qualified therapists from our Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy Teams, and will be required to carry out individual and joint visits. Under the supervision and direction of the qualified therapists, you will be expected to hold an appropriate caseload, follow clinical pathways to implement individual care plans, monitor and/or review progress, provide advice and informal training for carers, and contribute to the wider multidisciplinary team objectives when required.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills, good organisational skills and the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

You will have access to a range of supervision opportunities to support your development, and progression with competencies in this role across multiple clinical disciplines.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.


It would be helpful if you could clearly state which role you are interested in on your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSteven WhittonJob titleHealth Team LeaderEmail addresssteven.whitton@nchc.nhs.ukTelephone number01953 450800

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

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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.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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