We are offering the exciting opportunity for a Therapy Assistant to join our team of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. As a Therapy Assistant in the Integrated Therapies Team you will be part of a multidisciplinary team (including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Paediatricians, Speech and Language Therapists...etc) and will work alongside other dedicated staff within the Children's Community Services. As a therapy assistant with HCRG Care Group you will deliver excellent patient care under the guidance of our therapists. Our role offers you a real opportunity to add value to the local community and broaden your experience.
With this role there is an opportunity for full and part time working hours, which can be discussed at interview stage.
You will be based at our Derby Court location and you will work across the Chippenham, Trowbridge and surrounding areas. As this is a community based role you will need a full UK driving licence and access to a car.
You will develop your skills in treating children, working under the direction of the Children’s Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, with a range of issues including complex conditions, coordination difficulties and developmental delay.
The role will also involve:
- Delivering of high quality, individualised, evidenced based care to all children
- Ensuring that therapy input is integrated into the patients’ overall care plan
- Operating under the direction of the OT’s and Physio’s, but at times working without direct supervision and lone working
- Working with the children’s OT and Physio Team to help develop the service in line with patient need, local and national developments
The Ideal Candidate
The essential qualities we are looking for in our Therapy Assistant Practitioner applicants are:
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- NVQ in child care or equivalent experience
- Knowledge or experience of child development and possible complications that might arise
- Previous experience of working with children or in the NHS
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams across health, social and voluntary sectors
- A full UK driving licence and access to a car
You will feel valued as a Therapy Assistant within the HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits
You will receive £22,000 pa pro rata for the length of the contract and have access to the group pension scheme.
You’ll have access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:
- A salary of £22,000 with access to our group pension
- Free tea and coffee at your base location
- Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
- Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
- Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
- Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
- An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
- The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission
About the Company
We change lives by transforming health and care.
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.
We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.
While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.
As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.