Therapy Assistant

Elysium Healthcare
St. Neots
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

Job Details

Join the team at St Neots Neurological Centre and enjoy a rewarding career as you provide care, therapeutic and rehabilitation pathways for those affected by a neurological or mental health condition for which challenging behaviour may be the leading impairment.

You will work alongside Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, SALT and Dietitians to assist and deliver planned therapy programmes, which aim to support, develop and/or restore service users level of functioning, including mobility, self-care, productivity, leisure, and day-to-day activities.

Reporting to qualified Therapists, you will support service users as they embark on the recovery journey to work towards their goals. You will prepare and assist individual and group therapeutic activities.

You will be responsible for carrying out therapeutic interventions within a one-to-one and group setting. This will see you create one-to-one rapports to increase engagement, promote recovery and encourage independence as you support service users with prescribed practices that are tailored to their needs.

As a Therapy Assistant, you will be responsible for participation in the evaluation of service provisions and activities and will ensure all sessions are observed, reported and recorded. Under supervision, you will make necessary adjustments to service users plans according to their changing needs and abilities.

You will be a part of an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, where you will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

*Part-time applications will be considered

Other responsibilities:
  • To participate in home visits where appropriate, both independently and in joint sessions
  • To work within the rehabilitation approach and the philosophy for St Neots Hospital.
  • Maintaining inter-disciplinary records on IRIS
  • To assist in the planning and organising of the units ward timetable
  • To review the effectiveness of the activities programme and make changes as appropriate under the guidance of the therapist

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • Previous experience in a similar role and/or environment
  • G.C.S.E. English & Math (grade C and above or equivalent) or equivalent experience

What you will get:
  • Annual salary of £21,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals on duty and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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