Opportunity – Band 6, Physiotherapist – Adult Learning Disabilities

Canterbury and Swale, Community Learning Disabilities team are looking for an enthusiastic physiotherapist.

Working alongside a highly specialist Band 7 physiotherapist as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team. The post will be based at Brook House, Whitstable and will cover the Canterbury and Swale Locality.

The successful candidate will be a part of the integrated multidisciplinary team including nurses, care managers, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, carry and manage their own caseload, supervise physiotherapy assistants and will be required to attend team meetings on a fortnightly basis.

The role requires the person to demonstrate sound clinical skills, have an understanding of posture management, specialist seating, wheelchairs and orthotics and have developed good communication/liaison skills. To be able to manage time and caseloads effectively.

The team provide strong support from both the multidisciplinary and physiotherapy teams.



Teaching Help Wanted!

Canterbury Christ Church University is keen to develop its existing bank of co-teachers with learning disabilities, particularly for the Simulated Hospital Admissions that it delivers to students of Adult Nursing. Teachers are required, in small groups, to meet a group of nursing students and act as their “patients” to be admitted to a ward; hospital passports are also completed. Volunteers can be remunerated either as individuals, as groups, or be offered hospitality (i.e lunch!) in return.

If any individual or group is interested, please contact either Cathy Bernal (cathy.bernal@canterbury.ac.uk) or Andy Nazarjuk (andy.nazarjuk@Canterbury.ac.uk) for further information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Four Learning Disability Mortality Review employment opportunities.

There are four postions within the NHS England funded HQIP & University of Bristol’s Learning Disability Mortality Review currently advertised. The links to these positions in this significant programme are:-

Research Assistant ACAD101614
Coordinator for Priority Themed Reviews SUPP101759
Area Coordinator SUPP101760
Training & Quality Coordinator SUPP101761

Deadline for applications is 9th September.