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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/02/2020.

Physiotherapy Technical Instructor

Job Reference: 186-162-20-MSS-OR

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Physiotherapy Technical Instructor with Intellectual Disability Service
Broxtowe CLDT, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2AR, Nottingham
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.

We are recruiting to strengthen our response during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.

We are looking for a Band 3 Technical Instructor to join the Specialist Physiotherapy Team based across the South of the county. We provide specialist physiotherapy services to support people with Intellectual Disabilities across the local community areas of Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe.

The hours are 30 over week worker over 4 or 5 days/week

We are looking for a reliable and motivated person who is able to work both individually and as part of a team, to assist in the implementation of physiotherapy programmes to individual services users or in groups. You will have a delegated caseload and therefore will be working under the direction and supervision of a registered physiotherapist although not necessarily always in their presence.

You will need to be physically able to assist service users with their individual therapy programmes and to support rebound therapy sessions, in addition you will need to be a confident swimmer, or sufficiently confident in water, to support hydrotherapy sessions. You will also need to have had some previous experience of supporting people with Intellectual Disabilities.

You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal, in order to complete documentation to the required standard, and will need to demonstrate good computer skills, in order to assist with some administrative tasks, development of accessible therapy programmes, and the entering and collection of electronic data.

You should have NVQ 3, or be working towards this, in a health-related subject.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post, for which an appropriate mileage allowance would be payable: however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The successful candidate will be part of a well-established physiotherapy service and supported by colleagues, with opportunities for peer support and continued development.

Allied Health Professionals within Nottinghamshire Healthcare are at the forefront of a range of multi-disciplinary, specialist services for people with complex needs, using their expertise around promoting recovery, enablement and positive risk taking, to add life to years, prevent relapse and reduce risks.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen McDonnell, Specialist Physiotherapist on 07768 508675, or Jo Stephen, Specialist Physiotherapist on 07768 508529 or Carol Tucker, Physiotherapy Professional Lead on 07770 307864,

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared ‘at risk’. Medical and Non-Executive Director posts are exempt from this criterion.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria. We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, satisfactory DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust.

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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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