Specialism
Carers
Advertising Salary
£9.75

About The Role

PJ Care has been rated as the "Best Care Home to Work for in the UK" in the annual ‘Best Companies’ awards, which have also ranked us in the top five best health and social care providers to work for.

Our Care homes provide specialist neurological care and neuro rehabilitation for people with progressive or acquired neurological conditions. 

 

JOB TITLE                                     Therapy Assistant

RESPONSIBLE TO                        Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy

ACCOUNTABLE TO                       Therapy Manager  

LOCATION                                      Peterborough

TERMS                                            Full time 40 hours per week

RATE                                                £9.75 per hour
 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Prepare residents for therapy, ensuring their privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.
  • To provide under the supervision of the Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Clinical Neuropsychologist ongoing monitoring, support and assessment of residents’ physical and mental health needs.
  • Monitor progress of individuals and report any observations to the Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Neuropsychologist and the Nurse in Charge.
  • Monitor and encourage residents’ progress, taking into account the environment and provide regular feedback to the Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Clinical Neuropsychologist.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven educational standard to GCSE in English and Math’s (or the equivalent)
  • Experience in Health and/or Social Care settings with adults with a range of illnesses or disabilities. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively using verbal and non-verbal including effective listening skills.
  • Confident and competent in patient moving/handling tasks including safe practice in the use of equipment.

All staff employed by PJ Care are individually responsible and expected to safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of all individuals who access PJ Care services to ensure everyone is protected from actual or potential harm.

PJ Care Ltd strongly believes in the promotion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in all areas of life, but particularly in the workspace and is proactive in supporting every member of our team and residents to reach their true potential.

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