Physiotherapy assistant

2 days left

Kent Community Health
across Kent, Aylesford, Herne Bay, Minster on Sea, Tenterden, Sevenoaks
Competitive salary
04 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us 'outstanding' and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:
  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic and caring individuals to join our Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service as a Clinical Physiotherapy Assistant.

This role involves supporting our Physiotherapists to deliver physical programmes of care, both in a group setting and on a one to one basis - this may be within our department gym or hydrotherapy pool.

You will need excellent communication skills, to support patients to undertake prescribed physical rehabilitation programmes and to be able to motivate and persuade patients to overcome barriers to physical activity and also promote healthy lifestyle choices. Delivering group programmes is a key part of this role, as well as supporting patients to develop long term self-management strategies, linking into resources available in the local community.

These posts are based in our MSK Physiotherapy Departments at the Churchill Centre in Aylesford, at Sevenoaks Hospital, at West View in Tenterden and either Hawkhurst or Tonbridge Hospital (split post), at Sheppey Hospital and at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay. However, you may be required to deliver services at our other sites as required. Car travel costs are reimbursed for travel within working hours. You will need a good level of basic IT skills, as some duties will also be done virtually. KCHFT utilises electronic patient records, as well as a number of electronic staff systems.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals for these five full time posts ideally with experience in a health promotion, exercise or health and social care setting. You should have a relevant level 3 qualification (NVQ / QCF Diploma or certificate of care / advanced apprenticeship) or willing to work towards achieving this level. Functional Skills at Level 2 (Literacy and numeracy/ GCSE grade A-C or equivalent in English and Maths). Specific training for this role will be provided.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible, embrace change and innovation, work well under pressure and be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team.

Full time hours are preferred but part time hours will be considered. Interviews will be held on the 30th June 2021 and 1st July AM via MS Teams

Successful applicants are required to have the qualification level specified in the person specification in order to carry out the job, however, we do welcome applicants from individuals wishing to further their knowledge and skills and to gain this recognised qualification, which we will support. So if you do not have the essential qualification for the role, this may not be an automatic barrier to you being offered an interview.

If you are successful at interview but do not have the essential qualification for the role, we will employ you as a trainee and will support you to gain this qualification. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team, gaining valuable work experience and continuing to get paid. Once you receive the qualification you will automatically move into the position advertised.

Interviews to take place on 30th June 2021.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Burnett Hartzenberg


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As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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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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