Community Rehabilitation Assistant, Band 3

Dorset HealthCare Univ
Competitive salary
09 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive , positive , respectful , supportive , reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare - we're the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day - do you?

'This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently' - Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)


Christchurch Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team have an exciting opportunity for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join our motivated and highly skilled multidisciplinary team. The Team are looking for someone who is comfortable working within a supportive team to assist and complete rehabilitation and care tasks prescribed by our ICRT Nurses, Physio's and OT's to patients with a wide range of disabilities and medical conditions. The Team is responsible for providing rapid response admission avoidance assessment and treatment to the acutely unwell patients in their own homes, rehabilitation to patients with chronic and long term conditions, end of life Palliative care to patients in their own homes and also rehabilitation to patients in care homes. There are numerous opportunities to work alongside other professionals within the integrated community services and to be part of a dynamic team of professionals.

It is essential that you have experience of rehabilitation or a caring role, preferably through employment within a community setting but we would consider applicants with transferrable life skills from other caring roles. Applicants will need to have good verbal, written and team working skills. You will need to be flexible in your approach and confident to work alone. Basic IT skills and NVQ level 2/3 would be advantageous.

In return for your enthusiasm and commitment, we can provide an opportunity for you to develop your clinical skills and experience in a supportive team, with regular supervision and appraisals. We are proud of our commitment to the training and development of staff and offer excellent opportunities for development through the Apprenticeship scheme, staff are encouraged to complete the care certificate and offered opportunities to undertake additional training in basic nursing procedures such as Venupuncture, stoma/catheter, pressure and wound care, ECG for example.

This post is offered as a Permanent Part time or full time role.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Applicants must fulfill the essential person specification criteria, be a car driver and be willing to work flexible hours including late shifts, weekends and public bank holidays. Successful applicants will receive a comprehensive induction and training program. Applicants will also receive the benefit of various NHS discounts, lease car and salary sacrifice schemes. Lastly the Trust boasts several beach huts available for staff to hire at Dorset's premier stretch of coastline, the Sandbanks.If you value job satisfaction, great team working and improving the lives of patients then we want to hear from you!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Georgina Pegg, Integrated Community Rehab Team Lead, Email address:, Telephone number: 01202 646090

Additional contact information

Tori Paul, Senior Occupational Therapist on 01202 646090 or

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Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy

    Our staff benefits:

  • Dedicated career pathways
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP's
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including:
    • Work related learning
    • Childcare vouchers and buying and selling of annual leave
    • Car and Cycle scheme
    • Home technology equipment

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies early due to an exceptional response - please apply as soon as possible and refer to the Applicants Recruitment Flowchart.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won't be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.

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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