Therapy Assistant - Creative and Support Therapies
Post Title: Therapy Assistant
Responsible to: Clinical Lead Support and Wellbeing
Type of Contract: Permanent
Salary WTE: £17,833
Pro Rata: £9.14 per hour
Closing Date: 06 August 2021 (or when sufficient applications received so please submit as soon as possible enough applicants)
Interview Date: Interviews will be held by negotiation during early August
This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
East Lancs Hospice
East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.
With approximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremendously. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.
As Support and Wellbeing services emerge from the restrictions placed on them by the coronavirus pandemic we are able to offer an exciting opportunity for a therapy assistant in a rapidly developing Creative and Support Therapy Department. Working with colleagues and volunteers and with the support of a team leader you will be able to design and deliver bespoke wellbeing programmes for our patients on a group or individual basis.
The Successful Candidate
Will have a strong interest and experience in therapeutic and creative interventions and understands the benefits that can be delivered through these. We are looking for an adaptable enthusiastic individual who is prepared to positively embrace change and new ways of working. An empathetic, sensitive non- judgemental approach is key as is being a good listener and having a good sense of humour. As this role will involve some elements of personal care including for example supporting people to use the toilet, experience of care provision advantageous.
What we offer
The salary for the post is £17,833 (£9.14 per hour pro-rata) and the hours will be worked on a rota basis of up to any 5 days of a 7 day working week.
We have an excellent, collaborative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will have access to learning and development opportunities, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.
Aside from the terms and conditions detailed above, you will joining a very special and unique organisation, where people are at the heart of everything we do.
For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.
If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk
Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.
Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.
Name: Carol Swindells
Telephone: 01254 287025
Alternatively, these documents can be obtained from the general administration team on: 01254 287016