Exercise Therapist

Post date: 04-May-2011 13:11:46

Title Exercise Therapist - Fixed term contact until 31 March 2012

Area of Work Mental Health

Location Tooting, London

Employer South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust

Salary Band 4 £18,402 - £21,798 plus inner London allowances per annum

The Trust is committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

We are looking for a team player, with good communication skills, a professional attitude and a keen interest in working with people with mental health needs to join our team. You will need to have a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification and a Level 1 Sports Coaching award or coaching experience. You will have experience working as a gym instructor, with groups and individuals, screening, assessing and designing exercise programmes. You will need the ability to work under pressure, within a group and as an effective team worker. You will have good organisational skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills. You must have an understanding of working with clients with mental health needs.

Your main duties will be to organise & lead exercise groups on the wards and supervise gym sessions. You must be able to travel between Trust sites & to local leisure venues.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit contact Binder Mahami on 020 8682 6216.

Proposed interview date: 26 May 2011

Closing date: 10 May 2011

Ref: 294-11CO022

We reserve the right to impose an earlier closing date for this advertisement on NHS Jobs should we receive an excessive amount of applications. In this event the Trust will accept offline applications sent via email up until the stated closing date. Please email recruitment@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk, stating the job reference number and your full contact details. Offline applications will not be accepted if the position is still open on NHS Jobs.

We will not accept CVs as a form of application under any circumstances.

Accommodation for employees may be available on some Trust sites. For more information please email recruitment@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk