Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Clinical Assistant

Band 4

Main area
Learning Disabilities
Band 4
37.5 per week
Job ref
Ferndown Local Office
£19,409 to £22,683 p.a.
25/02/2018 23:59





Are you an enthusiastic, forward thinking individual who can adapt to changing priorities and deliver high quality healthcare?

The Learning Disability Service in Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust is staffed by a passionate and dedicated team and is looking for a like-minded individual to join us. This is an exciting new role within the Ferndown CLDT and an excellent opportunity to work within the challenging yet rewarding field of community learning disability healthcare.

Working full time (37.5hrs per week, Monday to Friday) the successful candidate will already have experience of working in health, social care or special educational settings. The role will involve working within a multi-disciplinary health and social care team to support people with learning disabilities to live successfully in the community. You will be committed to improving the quality of life for our service users and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

In return we can offer you:

  • On-going training and development provided by the NHS and partner organisations.
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme.
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • In the beautiful location of Dorset with Trust beach huts along the famous Sandbanks coastline

The wider East Dorset Integrated Community Learning Disabilities Team provides services in both urban and rural areas and will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to develop their skills by serving this diverse population. East Dorset CLDT covers three areas – Christchurch, Ferndown and Purbeck.

The post holder will be based at the Ferndown Office but may be required to work across sites if a specific need arises.

Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification carefully before applying for this position ensuring that you meet the requirements of the role.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stuart Tizzard (Clinical Lead) on 07979 702399

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