£13,574 to £15,881 p.a.
Part time
 Fixed term

Community Rehabilitation Assistant, Band 3

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced individual to work in our Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation Team, based at Purbeck Local Office in Wareham. The post is for a fixed term /secondment for one year for 30 hours per week.

Purbeck Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team is a multidisciplinary team which includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Nurses. We work to rehabilitate patients in their own homes and other community settings, across the whole of Purbeck, to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and facilitate earlier hospital discharge. It is essential that you have experience of patient care, preferably in community settings, as well as having good verbal, written and team working skills. You would need to be flexible in your approach and confident to work alone. Basic IT skills and NVQ level 2/3 would be an advantage.

You will have access and support from clinical supervision, in-service training and other developmental opportunities to enable you to rehabilitate patients to their optimum abilities.

The hours of work are flexible to the needs of the service, between 8am and 8pm over 7 days a week, on a rota system.

Car owner/driver is essential, subject to the provisions of the Equality Act.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jackie Lidgard, Team Leader or Karen Hornsby, Deputy Team Leader on 01929 408073 or email

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Closing Date
Sun 22 Jul 18

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