Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/02/2021 23:59
Grade: 6-8, SCP 22-35, £27,041-£38,890 (career progression scheme applies)
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Post Number:
50090828, 50090829, 50090830
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Closing date:
25 Feb
Further Information

Sunderland City Council’s Community Therapy Service seeks to recruit Physiotherapists to work in two developing areas of service.

The council is committed to the delivery of high quality intermediate care services for older people leaving hospital or requiring support in order to avoid a hospital admission. The Community Rehabilitation Team is part of the council’s wider Community Therapy Service and comprises of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants.

There is an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join the team, which has a focus on supporting a range of community bed based services in the city, working in alignment with Sunderland Care and Support, a trading company of the council and provider of Farmborough Court, the city’s residential rehabilitation unit and other community reablement support services.

The post holder will establish a caseload of adults under the supervision of the Team Manager working closely with other therapy teams in the city to support successful community living following a period of rehabilitation.

The council is also developing a new offering for adults living in care homes across the city, with sponsorship from the Primary Care Network. There is an opportunity for two Physiotherapists to deliver proactive and preventative Physiotherapy for care home residents both on admission, and throughout the duration of their care home stay.

The post holders will work as part of a team with Occupational Therapists under the supervision of a Team Manager in the Community Therapy Service, creating relationships with care providers in the city, developing an understanding of the needs of individual care homes and residents and providing proactive therapeutic interventions to promote good health and wellbeing. The team may also provide responsive services where care homes identify unexpected changes in function or presentation of individual residents.

For further information in respect of any of these opportunities or to arrange an informal conversation, please contact Angela Porritt, Marie Greenup or Lynne Robson, Team Manager, Community Therapy Service via Angela.Porritt@Sunderland.gov.uk, Marie.Greenup@Sunderland.gov.uk or Lynne.Robson@Sunderland.gov.uk

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk

Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

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Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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This job is closed for applications.