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Clinical Apprentice for Therapy Services

Employer
Leicestershire Partner
Location
Leicester/Leicestershire
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Aug 2021
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Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Do you want to work alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists?

Do you want to train and work at the same time?

Are you interested in a different career route into a therapy role?

We have an apprenticeship opportunity where you would work as a Support Worker in therapy and complete either a level 2 or level 3 (depending on current qualifications) apprenticeship at the same time.

If successful at the end of the apprenticeship you will be able to apply to work as a Support Worker supporting both physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The apprenticeship is an 18 month contract with one day a week out of work to study.

The remainder of the week would be spent working alongside therapists to build up practical skills and knowledge.

Future progression:

In the future if you are successful with your apprenticeship and with experience working as a Support Worker for a sufficient time frame, you would be able to apply for a level 6 apprenticeship and train as a qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

What you need to apply:

Car driver is essential. GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English

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We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently 'at risk' within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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