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Rehabilitation Assistant - Living Well at Home Project

Job Description

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St Christopher’s Hospice has pioneered the development of palliative care in both an inpatient and community setting for over 40 years.

Our AHP team has worked mainly within the hospice providing expert patient centred rehabilitation to inpatients and outpatients. We are now venturing wider into the community, looking at pioneering ways of using volunteers, reaching more people and promoting rehabilitative palliative care.

Rehabilitation Assistance

(Group 12b Band 4 equivalent)

Part-Time – 30hrs per week 16 months fixed-term contract

Location: Sydenham, SE London

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team of AHPs in setting up a new project. . The Living Well at Home Project aims to provide a goal focused rehabilitation service for patients in their own homes using volunteers to foster an atmosphere of empowerment and self-management. You will be working alongside the project lead (physiotherapist) to develop and implement training and support for volunteers, as well as seeing patients in the community and helping them to achieve their goals. You will also be involved in the formal evaluation of the project. This project aims to enable people to be ‘the best that they can be’.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is organised and efficient

  • Has excellent communication skills

  • Has a passion and understanding of patient centred rehabilitation, self-management and enablement

  • Is open to learning and developing new skills and understands the importance of reflection and growth

We can offer you:

  • experience working in a dynamic and forward thinking team of specialist AHPs
  • development of specialist palliative care knowledge and skills
  • support in working closely with death, dying, and loss
  • opportunity to work within a wider expert multi-professional team
  • an opportunity to be part of a new and exciting mode of delivering rehabilitation
  • an exposure to formal evaluation of the project

A full clean driving licence is necessary to enable home visits.

Please note that continuity of NHS Superannuation Pension is available.

We welcome informal visits - to arrange a visit, please contact Gail Preston, Living Well at Home Project Lead, on  ( Phone number removed ) .

For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on  ( Phone number removed ) .

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