Leuchie House is a national charity dedicated to supporting families living with the effects of a range of neurological conditions including MS, MND, Parkinson’s and stroke through individualised respite breaks.
We aim to be more than just a change of caring environment and instead offer a wonderful holiday experience, enabled by our expert nurse-led care. We deliver a number of programmes aimed to enhance the well-being of our guests during their stay, and in the hope that the benefits they experience last long after they’ve returned home.
We are proud to have recently achieved top grades following our most recent Care Inspectorate visit. Please visit the Care Inspectorate website to read the full report.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Band 6 equivalent Physiotherapist to join our Allied Health Team.
As well as providing one-to-one and group physiotherapy for guests, you will also be working with our multi-disciplinary team of nurses, Occupational Therapist and Enabling Technology team to help maximise our guests’ independence, improve their quality of life and comfort and help them plan for their future.
You will help guests participate in physical indoor and outdoor activities and support them in the use of specialist equipment, such as wheelchairs and mobility equipment. Liaising with NHS professionals and working collaboratively with the team are key to this role as you help create positive relationships with guests, relatives, GPs, and other agencies associated with Leuchie House.
This is a part-time, permanent role working 21 hours per week. Times of work can be flexible to suit the individual.
To succeed in this role you will:
• Be a qualified physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Have experience in working with people affected by long-term physical conditions
• Have an aptitude to engage with people affected by and a genuine interest in long-term neurological conditions
• Be a competent and confident IT user with the ability to organise own workload
• Strong communicator, with excellent interpersonal and team interaction skills
• Have a positive, professional and reliable can-do attitude
• Have a flexible approach and attitude to working hours and tasks to be completed
• Manual handling skills in line with current Health & Safety legislation
• Be a good problem solver with the ability to work under pressure and take responsibility for meeting deadlines
• Be highly organised with attention to detail
Salary and benefits
• NHS Band 6 equivalent FTE £40,209 (pro rata)
• 7 weeks paid holiday per year
• Paid training and induction
• Pension, life assurance and cycle to work scheme
• A unique and beautiful working environment
• The chance to make a real difference to the lives of people with long term conditions!