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Rehabilitation Assistant

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-371-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
833 Community Neurology Rehabilitation Team
£17,652 to £19,020 pa (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.

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This post offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who has an interest in working with patients who have a range of neurological conditions. The successful candidate would be working within a dynamic Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, supporting the Multidisciplinary team to provide interventions and delivering specialist rehabilitation. The role will primarily be based on the inpatient unit which also incorporates a day service.

The Community Rehabilitation centre (CRNC) addresses the multi-disciplinary rehabilitation needs of adults with long term complex neurological conditions.

The unit is part of the city wide Community Neurology Service which provides input to people with long term neurological or physical disabilities. The service is delivered through a variety of community, outpatient or inpatient settings.

We are looking for a rehabilitation assistant who will provide support to the qualified nursing and therapists on the CRNC. Having previous experience of working with people in a health or social care organisations would be preferable. You will also need an understanding of issues relating to people with a physical or cognitive disability. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as well as the ability to work independently and part of a team.

The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their skills in neuro-rehabilitation and also be involved in developing the service further for the future.

The service has a strong commitment to personal development and training.

We cover a 24 hour 5 day service, so all staff are expected to work days, nights, and associated unsociable hours.

The applicant is strongly advised to arrange a visit to look round the unit and take the opportunity to get to know more about the service.

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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 (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) 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.

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Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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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