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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2021.

Associate Practitioner - Community Rehabilitation

Job Reference: 449-AS0852

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
West Community Independence Team
Location:
Southampton
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for a motivated and flexible individual with experience in rehabilitation to join the West Community Independence Team as a Senior Rehab Assistant/Associate Practitioner. The Community Independence Service has three multidisciplinary teams incorporating health and social care working in different localities across the city. We deliver physical rehabilitation in the community and promote self-management.

You will be working alongside physiotherapists and occupational therapists to provide individualised holistic assessments in the home environment for adults who have a range of physical health needs including some complex and long term conditions, formulating rehabilitation plans to assist service users in achieving their goals. There are a wide variety of conditions seen including orthopaedics, neurological, musculoskeletal and prevention and treatment of falls.

Training will be provided, along with regular supervision, in-house training, and the opportunity to attend relevant courses as highlighted in your personal development plan. You will have GCSE Maths and English, a Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) and be willing to work towards a Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care.

You will have rehabilitation experience, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the team on 03001234027 and speak to one of:

Sue Till - Team Manager

Helen Thaxter/Karyn Moston - Clinical Managers

Ruth McGovern - Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist

 

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.




Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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