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Gym Instructor, Band 4, Dorset

posted May 8, 2014, 3:04 AM by Ben Jane   [ updated May 8, 2014, 3:04 AM ]
Job Reference: 152-0330.14
Department: Forston CL Occupational Therapy
Location: Dorchester
Salary: £18,838 to £22,016
Contact Name:Heather Stacey, Lead Occupational Therapist or Emma Baxter, Occupational Therapist
Telephone:01305 361300 / 01305 252815

This is an exciting opportunity to join our service. This is a new post working within our Mental Health Urgent Care Services, based on the Waterston Acute Assessment unit at Forston Clinic, Dorchester. You will be working within a newly established Occupational Therapy team supporting people with mental illness to improve their physical health and well-being. The work will be both on the unit and with some people living at home and receiving support from the Crisis and Home Treatment Team.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated individual who can work alongside individuals to improve their physical health. The work will include both group and individual sessions and will include gym assessments, programmes and support to access community activities.

There will be opportunity to develop exercise groups to meet patient’s needs and you will be responsible for the gym on the unit and equipment.

You will need to have good communication skills to engage and motivate patients and work with other professionals within the hospital. Mental health experience would be advantageous.

You must have level 3 Fitness qualifications and be on the Register of Exercise Professionals OR willing to undertake registration prior to commencement in post.

Hours of work will be weekdays but flexible to meet patients needs.

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