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Rehabilitation Assistant

Job Description

Are you looking to develop your career within care ?

Do you have an interest in specialising within the fields of Neuro Rehabilitation, Mental Health or Progressive Illnesses?

Would you like to work in an environment where you can provide high quality care in a safe and therapeutic environment?

Who are we and what do we do?

Glenside are the largest provider of specialist neurological rehabilitation in the South. Our Rehabilitation Assistants are a vital part of our teams, working alongside Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Speech and Language Therapists to provide personalised care.

We employ a high staff-to-service-user ratio in order to provide rehabilitation and care which can enable the people we support to maximise independence and improve the quality of their lives.

Our Neuro Behavioural service supports individuals within our hospital and homes with varying degrees of complex needs resulting from an acquired brain injury or a progressive neurological condition. Given the nature of the injuries within the behaviour services our Rehabilitation Assistants receive training and support to understand the theory behind behaviour using the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) model. This theory helps our Rehabilitation Assistants specialize in understanding the function behind behaviours and possible methods of altering their approaches to support relationship-building and goal-setting with these service users.

Written direction and collaborative discussions with therapists guide our Rehabilitation Assistants on how to engage with individuals in a variety of personalized tasks including social, vocational and daily living activities to reach their rehabilitation potential.

Our service users are supported in diverse environments which are appropriate for their individual needs; from our hospital to our care homes and through to our bungalows simulating independent living. All of these services are provided on site, located in the beautiful countryside just outside Salisbury.

What we offer to you

We provide a full classroom-based induction programme including a full day training with our AHP team. Training and development is offered on an ongoing basis; we encourage and will offer support to all of our Rehabilitation Assistants who wish to undertake a qualification in Health and Social Care.

In addition all of our Rehabilitation Assistants have MAPA training which enables our staff to manage risk behaviours through a variety of least-restrictive verbal and physical interventions.

We want to retain our great staff and therefore all of our career development opportunities are advertised internally. Many of our Rehabilitation Assistants have progressed to Activity Organisers, Senior Rehabilitation Assistants, Team Leaders and Therapy Assistants. We even offer funding opportunities for those staff looking to undertake a degree in Mental Health, Learning Disability or Adult Nursing.

You will work within enthusiastic and caring teams, every member of which is committed to providing care which enables our service users to achieve the very best outcomes possible.

What we are looking for

You might previously have worked as a Support Worker or Carer or Nursing Assistant within a residential / nursing or community setting, or even as a volunteer. You will be enthusiastic with a genuine interest in building therapeutic relationships with individuals and their families through the rehabilitation journey.

Of course, experience is important but the most important qualities you will bring to Glenside are kindness, empathy, sensitivity and a genuine dedication to assisting people in the steps they take while celebrating each success no matter how big or small.

There is a requirement to work flexibly in this post, including nights and weekends in order to maintain the high standards of care we deliver.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from diverse communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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