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Band 4 Physiotherapy Assistant

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
31 May 2024
Closing date
23 June 2024
14A Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RW
£29,016 to £31,616 per year
37.5 hours per week
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Come join us in this new role and contribute to the outstanding care we provide at Helen & Douglas House!

This role will suit an experienced therapy assistant or instructor who possesses relevant theoretical knowledge and practical training. The successful applicant will predominately work alongside the inpatient care team at Helen House in Cowley.

As a Physiotherapy Assistant, you will report into the Physiotherapist, and will be supported in providing guidance and interventions for children and young people staying at Helen & Douglas House. You will participate in research and evidence-based practices to help audit, develop and improve the physiotherapy offer at the charity. You will also support the Care Team with the safe use of equipment, such as wheelchairs or mobility aids, providing training where necessary.

Our Care Team consists of talented individuals who share the passion of improving the lives of seriously unwell children and their families through prevention and relief of suffering by means of impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychological, and spiritual. In 2023 Helen & Douglas House were awarded the Outstanding CQC rating, evidencing world-class clinical services and research that is provided by our charity.

This is a full-time role for 37.5 hours per week, however, we are open to discussions about flexible working for a minimum of 4 days per week.

Helen & Douglas House is a registered hospice charity based in Oxford, providing palliative, respite, end-of-life and bereavement care to life-limited children and their families. We foster a climate where team members feel able to openly question, debate and appropriately challenge their own and the practice of others; as such, we welcome new ideas and strive to constantly improve our delivery of care to our patients.

Helen & Douglas House offer the following benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising to 28 days after 3 years, and 29 days after 5 years of service.
  • Flexible Annual Leave: buy or sell up to 5 days of Annual Leave per year.
  • Life assurance x4 your annual salary.
  • We are a direction agency for the NHS Pension Scheme.
  • Group Personal Pension scheme with 7% employer contribution.
  • Eye care voucher scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Octopus electric vehicle leasing scheme.
  • Occupational sick pay and maternity pay.
  • Enhanced maternity leave and shared paternity leave.
  • A flexible working environment.
  • Investment in your Continuous Professional Development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Recommend a friend scheme.
  • Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. We welcome applications from all areas of the community and run regular in-house EDI-focused events and workshops.

Please note that everyone working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and value the benefits of a diverse workforce. We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community.

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