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Therapy Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 21 June 2024
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 July 2024
Location: Daventry, NN11 4NH
Company: Elysium Healthcare
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 1105434985


Join the team at Badby Park in Daventry 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.

As a Therapy Assistant you will be:

  • Undertaking basic procedures as instructed by a qualified therapist respecting the clients privacy, dignity, religious and cultural beliefs.
  • Reporting any change in service user condition, circumstances or response to treatment appropriately and immediately.
  • Maintaining effective communication within the team and between clients, visitors and colleagues.
  • Ensuring written/computerised documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Handling and exchanging information with care and sensitivity maintaining clinical confidentiality at all times.
  • Attending in service training and development to learn techniques required to support the senior colleagues.
  • Assisting with ensuring a safe environment.
  • Committed to helping individuals regain their maximum independence.
  • Compliance with legislative procedures. Health and Safety, COSHH, Fire and Manual Handling.
  • Compliance with Elysium policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • GNVQ 3 or evidence of willingness to undergo training.
  • Experience working in a care and or therapy environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully complete in service training and development programme to learn techniques required to support therapists in providing high quality resident care.
  • Able to understand and follow instructions accurately and to learn new skills quickly.
  • Effective oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality and implication of non- compliance.

Where you will be working:

Location: Badby Road West, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NH

You will be working at Badby Park, a specialist inpatient neurological rehabilitation and complex care service for people with neurological illnesses, acquired brain and spinal cord injuries.

You will work alongside side the multidisciplinary and clinical teams to deliver truly person-centred services where each individual is at the heart of everything. The service has extensive facilities to cater for specific needs for people over 18 years old, who have complex neurological care and rehabilitation requirements

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £23,790
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

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

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

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.