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Community Rehabilitation Assistant | Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 05 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,816 - £24,336 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 05 July 2024
Location: West Bridgford or Carlton, NG4 3DQ
Company: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6347275/186-700-24-GH


Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home. This post is to cover the Nottingham North and East or Rushcliffe area of South Nottinghamshire.

The division operates under three Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children’s, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Please note this post does not meet skill level required for a Skilled worker visa. Applicants requiring a Skilled Worker visa will usually need to be in a role which is at Band 3 or above, however please note not all Band 3 roles are capable of sponsorship. You can determine the likelihood of obtaining Sponsorship against the relevant skill and pay criteria here Immigration Rules - Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Occupations - Guidance - GOV.UK (

Discharge to Assess (home first) is a thriving service in Nottinghamshire. It is designed to help patients to be discharged earlier once they have become medically fit, using the latest systems and technology to provide the most efficient and effective reablement care possible, putting the patient at the centre of their own care and delivering the outcomes they wish to achieve to support their health and wellbeing.

The team enables individuals to increase independence and improve health outcomes by designing programs for recovery and self-care management through timely assessments, interventions, reablement, rehabilitation and management of long-term and life limiting conditions working in collaboration with the patient, their carer, and are vital in transforming community health services, ensuring high quality care is provided both now and into the future based around the needs of our patients – together we all make a difference.

The service and operates 7-days: 08.00 – 20.00hrs.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


The search has begun for Community Rehabilitation Assistants for for the Discharge to assess (Home First) within the Community Health Services Division.

We are looking to recruit dynamic, flexible, and compassionate Rehabilitation Assistants to join this established service within South Nottinghamshire.

You will work within the Discharge to Assess, under the direction of a registered professional and part of a supportive multi-disciplinary clinical team with a dedicated focus of delivering excellent patient centred care and innovation. Providing care to patients within a community setting, who require reablement / rehabilitation support to enable them to carry out activities of daily living in order to maintain them within their own home environment.

This could be the role for you, and we would love to hear from you if you can –

Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be adaptable, reliable, resourceful, and approachable, evidencing high levels of personal and clinical credibility, being able to instantly establish effective working relationships in a range of work settings.

Support our patients within a community setting that enables them to live their optimum life, being self-caring and independent with their health needs to avoid and reduce hospital admissions by implementing patient tailored rehabilitation, nursing care and exercise programmes.

Demonstrate high levels of care and compassion providing rehabilitation for adults to promote independence, prevent hospital admission or admission to care, support early discharge from hospital and to help people achieve their rehabilitation goals within the places they call home.

Enjoy working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework, analyse and develop treatment plans whilst providing compassionate, realistic, and timely support to a diverse patient group and their families

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

For a full range of role responsibilities and duties please refer to the attached job description - please ensure you demonstrate the essential criteria in the Job Description and Person Specification in order to be shortlisted for interview.

We have a depth and breadth of services and teams within the Community Health Services Division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust with many different clinical levels and skills: everyone has a role to play and everyone is highly valued. We love to grow talent and foster innovation from within our if you have ideas, are highly motivated, flexible and open to new experiences and new ways of working...we want to hear from you.

Why choose us?

As a part of the Discharge to Assess family and this new venture you can expect to be supported by your colleagues in your work, supported to extend your clinical reasoning and practical clinical skills to enhance your career and have your talent nurtured.

We acknowledge personal and work commitments is sometimes difficult to manage, and we will support people to achieve the right work – life balance through flexible working in a variety of full and part time roles which aim to maintain the health and wellbeing of our workforce.

You will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities and not to mention the wide range of employee benefits NottsHC offer;

Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS service and in accordance with A4C terms and conditions)

Pension scheme

Flexible working and job share opportunities

Promotion of a healthy work life balance

Salary sacrifice schemes e.g., public transport loans, cycle schemes

Staff discount schemes e.g., Discounted leisure Centre membership

Free on-site parking (dependent on site)

An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling services

Support for carers

Travel mileage costs are repaid for all mileage on Trust business and is paid above the government standard rate.

Further information regarding NottsHC employee benefits can be found on our website

If you want to be a Community Rehabilitation Assistant that is a part of this exciting new service, that makes a difference to the population of Nottinghamshire, then we look forward to receiving your application.

This advert closes on Wednesday 19 Jun 2024

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