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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/12/2021.

Rehabilitation Assistant - Band 2

Job Reference: 327-21-1218

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Tewkesbury Locality
£18,546 to £19,918 pa

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated person who wants to take up a new role working with people in their own homes? We can offer you training, development opportunities, regular supervision and support.

Do you enjoy

  • working with people?
  • helping to understand and motivate people?
  • being involved in practical, sometimes personal and intimate care provision for people?
  • talking to people?
  • learning and developing skills?
  • working as part of a team, whilst able to work on your own?

Do you want opportunities to develop and potentially to progress with your career?

If so this may be the role for you. The Reablement and Home First Team provide vital short-term services to people by helping them to regain or attain as much independence as they can in their own homes. The therapy led team works to: resettle people after a hospital stay and with people to identify and work on goals that will help them to live well at home.

Rehabilitation Assistants work as part of a close team undertaking activities according to their individual goal plans, encouraging them to do as much as possible for themselves, to live well and safely in their own homes.

Rehabilitation Assistants do this by motivating and inspiring people to re-learn daily skills and enhance their quality of life.You will provide practical and 'hands-on’ personal care as well as encouraging people and working with them to do the things that are important to them.

You will need to be able to drive around the locality to work with people in their homes.Team working and communication skills are essential. You willupdate written notes and electronic records.You will be fully trained to assist people to meet their needs, which can range from motivational support to personal care.

The service runs between 7am and 10pm, 365 days a year. Rehabilitation assistants work in a shift pattern 4 days on and 4 days off. There are pay enhancements for unsociable hours, as stipulated by Agenda for Change. For more information please see the Additional Information link to the shift patterns and search for NHS Unsocial Hours Payments for more information.

Rehabilitation Assistants do all they can to make a difference for people in Gloucestershire. And that’s exactly what we aim to do for you. Here are some of the ways we aim to achieve this:

  • Regular formal and informal support in a supportive well-established team
  • Uniform
  • Annual leave allowance
  • Access to NHS Pension scheme
  • Staff discounts
  • Robust supervision and training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills, including access to mandatory training

We have a number of Rehabilitation Assistants posts available across the county in each of the localities. Please see the attached map in the Additional Information link for more details on the localities.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to discuss the prospect of undertaking a Level 3 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship alongside their substantive post, this apprenticeship would include the Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For further information please contact Gemma Watkins, Team Manager, on : 0300 421 7942or by email

As a Health Care Assistant/ Support Worker you will be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care / services to patients and service users as part of a Mental Health and Social Care Health Service. Health Care Assistant, Social Care Workers and other Healthcare Support Workers employed by the Trust are required to follow the guidance set out in Code of Conduct for Health Care Assistants/ Health Care Support Workers to provide safe and compassionate care of a high standard, and to challenge others who are not. You will receive direct supervision and partake in reflective practice / training on a regular

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a ‘Veteran Aware Trust’, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled ‘Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance’.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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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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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