Head of Therapy - Band 8

Location Croydon, Greater London, England
Job type Contract
Salary £28 - 40 per hour
Contact Sebastian Dunbar
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Reference 162890

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 8 Head of Therapy to work full-time based in Norwood, within the Neuro Team.

The pay rate for this locum Head of Therapy job is £28 - £40 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 1-month contract.

Shift Pattern:

  • 5 days over 7-day period, as agreed with the manager


  • Oversee the provision of neuro physiotherapy service to a wide range of patients with neurological conditions

  • Develop the therapy team to ensure multi disciplinary approaches to care are available for identified residents

  • Work with the Director of Care and Registered Manager in identifying clients for and supporting clients through different phases of enablement

  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and the wider Charity team to promote an enablement culture and approach to care within the British home

  • Help maintain in the home the atmosphere and practice of care based on the ‘Mission’ of TBH deriving from a concern for the individual and mutual respect between residents and staff

  • Assess and treat own caseload of patients as an autonomous and independent practitioner for patients who may have acute, chronic and/or complex presentation, and maintain appropriate treatment plans, records and statistics

  • Be involved in the teaching of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), staff and patient education groups

  • Undertake and present evidence-based findings to evidence the ongoing effects of Therapy input

  • Departmental audit and suggesting practice changes, under the supervision of the Director of Care

  • Work with the multidisciplinary team to promote rehabilitation and enablement to all client groups within the home

  • Support and advise about future therapy provision for the home as we look to move to a new purpose-built home

  • Focus the team on optimising action plans for each patients’ functional abilities through appropriate rehabilitation input

  • Ensure the therapists develop good communication pathways with other teams within the home and appropriate outside agencies

  • Ensure that effective induction, supervision and appraisal is conducted with designated group of staff, in conjunction with the Supervision and Appraisal policy and procedure

  • Assist with the annual budgeting process when required

  • Ensure the service is effectively provided in close collaboration with staff and other professionals to meet the needs of the patient

  • Work in cooperation with members of the multi-disciplinary teams to maximise opportunities for people in the service

  • Work closely with the Activity Co-ordinator in provision of joint sessions

  • Work closely with the fundraising team in supporting relationships with outside stake holders and promoting therapeutic activities externally

  • Attend statutory training and any other training as directed by the management

  • Be responsible for the safe use of equipment used in carrying out physiotherapy duties and report any hazards or defects for repair through the appropriate channels

  • Maintain records in line with the CSP Standards of Physiotherapy practice and British home policies

  • Comply with all statutory requirement and legislation i.e. Health & Safety, COSHH, Moving and Handling, Fire Safety, Environmental Health etc

  • Undertake other duties commensurate with your position at the request of the Director of Care or person in charge of the home

  • Involve residents, families, external agencies and colleagues

  • Speak up when things go wrong

  • Promoting independence and encouraging appropriate risk taking

  • Ensuring no one is discriminated or excluded

  • Facilitating people to ‘speak up’ about concerns and acting upon them

  • Striving for quality in everything we do recognising and understanding what quality in care means for people using this service

  • Treating people with kindness

  • Focus on how thing could be done better and sharing ideas

  • Improving outcomes for people

  • Ensuring appropriate services are provided for people using the services

Requirements of the Head of Therapy:

  • Degree or equivalent within Physiotherapy

  • HCPC registered as a Physiotherapist

  • Recent post qualifying experience working as a Physiotherapist

  • Previous NHS experience

  • Demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures

  • Recognise and demonstrate commitment to personal development and acquisition of further skills and knowledge relating to clinical areas

  • Willing to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check

  • Understand person-centred care and can demonstrate treating people as individuals and respecting choices

  • Understand human rights and Impact on care delivery

  • Being accepting on criticism and focusing on improving

  • Being open to new opportunities for learning and identifying the limits of skill and knowledge

  • Understanding the importance of empathy in all areas of employment

  • Understanding the values of others and always providing a caring service

  • Understanding wellbeing and what is important to people using this service

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Daily payroll

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive physiotherapy knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support

  • In house payroll system

  • Revalidation

  • Industry leading shift booking system

  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands


This Head of Therapy job is advertised by Sebastian Dunbar; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.