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Physiotherapy Technical Instructor in Adult Mental Health


Physiotherapy Technical Instructor in Adult Mental Health

Job Reference: 001-ACS073-0620

Employer: Department: Physiotherapy Location: University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff Salary: £21,892 to £24,157 per annum


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises .

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapy Technical Instructor to work within the physiotherapy team across Adult Mental Health Services. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for delivering excellence in exercise prescription, can demonstrate positive communication and practical skills in order to enable person centred care and to motivate and engage service users to reach their goals. A problem solving approach is key as well as flexibility, inclusivity and adaptability to the changing demands of the clinical area. The individual must have had previous experience working within mental health or within a therapy role and have relevant experience of therapeutic interventions.

The role will include carrying out independent assessments and interventions around exercise prescription, as well as carrying out delegated tasks from the physiotherapist, implementing and supporting group work, implementing individually tailored treatment plans and working on person centred goals as part of their care and treatment plan. This could include gym-based exercise, tai chi, yogasize, falls prevention, activities of daily living including hobbies and interests, mobility interventions, exercise programmes and addressing postural needs.

Clinical supervision will be provided by the team leader. The therapy team operates a full induction programme, on the job training, regular supervision, appraisal and development opportunities.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 28th June 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you require any further information please contact Natalie Robertson, Principal Physiotherapist in Mental Health on 02921 824652 or Steve Moore, Team Lead Physiotherapist in Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry 02921 8246.

Mental Health Physiotherapy Dept, Hafan y Coed, University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Llandough CF64 2XX

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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