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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2021.


Job Reference: J103-A-21-27515

Cygnet Health Care
Cygnet St Williams
Cornwall Ave, Darlington
£32,000pa - £38,000pa DoE FTE (£18,000pa pro rota)

Are you an emerging Band 5 or Band 6 Physiotherapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in Neuropsychiatry? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills?

Post: Band 6 Physiotherapist

Base: St Williams

Responsible for: Caseload of 12 (May supervise junior staff as appropriate)

Responsible to: Head Physiotherapist

Hours:16-25 hours per week Monday-Friday

Location: Darlington

Join our supportive friendly team and make an application today.

For an informal discussion about the role please contactour in house recruiter orKay O'Neill (Head Physiotherapist) on KayO'

We work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with various specialist interest groups to tap into, including Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Autism and Learning Disabilities, to name a few.

Newham House:12 bed female (Opening Summer 2020) & St Williams: 12 bed male

Each unit is a safe and secure place to aid recovery as well as offering those diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease like Huntington’s disease, a longer term placement to support and help manage the progression of their symptoms.

The hospital is a modern, purpose built facility that has been designed specifically to provide a clinically led evidence based neuropsychiatric pathway for those individuals presenting with behaviours that challenge as a result of ABI or functional neurological disorders.

As a Physiotherapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass assessments, treatment and management of patients within the service.

In this role you will assess, implement and develop treatment programmes according to service user’s diagnosis and identified needs. This will be based upon findings from assessments including associated risks, in order to develop treatment plans accordingly.

Prioritisation skills are key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the multidisciplinary team onsite.

5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
  3. You will be a part of a new service to develop.
  4. Head Physiotherapist who will provide support and supervision.
  5. Low caseload number to support intensive focused interventions.

The Successful Candidate should be/have:

  • A registered Physiotherapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) or registering imminently
  • Experienced in the field of neuropsychiatry would be advantageous.
  • An understanding of Physiotherapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to manage highly demanding clinical presentation

In return we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary £32,000pa - £38,000pa DoE (FTE) (£18,0000pa pro rota)
  • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development.
  • Training days provided
  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
  • Bi-monthly CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
  • Company pension scheme
  • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
  • Free parking & meals on duty
  • Relocation packages offered

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

*Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own*


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.

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