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Providing exceptional injury rehabilitation, long term complex care and community support.

Rehabilitation Assistant Practitioner

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Job Description:

This position involves assisting physiotherapists and occupational therapists in implementing rehabilitation plans for clients, particularly those with neurological conditions, within the community setting. The role requires working both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, managing a caseload, and coordinating with Rehabilitation Assistants and Technicians. Responsibilities include overseeing delegated tasks, supporting staff development, contributing to therapy timetables, completing client care plans and risk assessments, participating in audits, and assisting in training and supervision. Additionally, the role involves supporting the day-to-day operations of the Community Service and providing guidance on treatment programs and equipment application. Some responsibilities may extend to supporting out-of-hours services as needed.


  • Support physiotherapists and occupational therapists in implementing rehabilitation plans for clients, particularly those with neurological conditions, in community settings.
  • Work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, managing a designated caseload.
  • Coordinate with Rehabilitation Assistants and Technicians to ensure tasks are appropriately delegated and completed.
  • Support staff development by empowering less experienced team members and facilitating their learning under the guidance of qualified therapists.
  • Implement prescribed treatment programs for allocated caseloads under the direction of qualified therapists.
  • Assist in producing therapy timetables for community clients.
  • Complete client care plans and risk assessments under the guidance of qualified therapists.
  • Participate in therapy outcome audits to enhance patient outcomes.
  • Lead training sessions for new Rehabilitation Assistants in core competencies of the Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy team.
  • Assist in reviewing and delivering competency programs for junior Rehabilitation Assistants (Band 3).
  • Supervise designated staff and support them in their roles.
  • Coordinate annual leave requests to ensure continuous service coverage.
  • Support Community Service Manager & Deputy Manager in day-to-day operations.
  • Advise and support junior staff in delivering treatment programs and applying splints/bespoke equipment.
  • May be required to support Community Manager/Deputy Manager with rotation of out-of-hours (OOH) on-call service to ensure service safety.
  • Ensure coverage during teaching/competency sessions or delegate tasks accordingly.
  • Report challenging situations in competency training to Team Lead and General Manager.

This role requires strong organizational skills, the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, and excellent communication and leadership skills to effectively support staff and enhance patient care outcomes.

Qualifications & Experience:


  • GCSE English, Maths, Science – Grade 4-9 or equivalent.
  • Relevant Level 4 qualification (Diploma level) or equivalent e.g. Foundation degree or evidence of having attained or of working towards a recognised qualification
  • NVQ or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of working in a healthcare setting for an minimum of 1 year.
  • Experience of collecting / recording information on paper and computer systems.
  • Experience of working in an enabling or caring environment
  • Experience of simple assessment and standard use of equipment such as walking aids.


  • First aid certificate.
  • Other Healthcare related courses.
  • Specific courses relating to rehabilitation and Occupational/ Physio therapy.
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Experience of working as a OT/PT Assistant.
  • Experience of working with clients with complex neurological conditions including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)


In return we offer:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly developed team. In return we will offer a very competitive salary, training and support from very experienced and knowledgeable MDT (occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychology, speech and language therapist & senior support workers), support to undertake qualifications such as Care Certificate, Diploma in Health and Social Care, Brain Injury specific qualifications. You will be offered regular supervision and on call support.

  • Excellent NVQ opportunities to help you advance in your career and earn more
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
  • Wellness service with Health Assured, offering free financial and mental health advice and support
  • Cycle to work scheme


  • 37.5 hours a week

Job Types: Full-time
Salary: Competitive Salary

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