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Senior Physiotherapist - Discharge to Assess

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0282
  • Published: Tue 03/01/2023, 14:09 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:09 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,493 to £42,503 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

Permanent – Full or Part Time – Hybrid/Flexible working

Are you a Physiotherapist with community experience interested in working in a friendly and dynamic team, then we’d love to hear from you...

We are a Local Authority working for the community, improving the lives of our residents and we’re looking for motivated and talented Physiotherapist to join our Discharge to Assess and Reablement Team. Wherever you are in your own career journey, we’re committed to offering the support and development you need.

We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate great communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, services users, and health care providers.

You will work alongside Occupational Therapists, Social workers, care providers and trusted assessors to maximise independence following hospital discharge or a change in need. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team supporting a 4 bedded Discharge To Assess Unit and working with individuals in their own homes.

The role involves working with adults with a broad range of needs in their own homes including but is not limited to deterioration associated with ageing and dementia, hospital acquired functional decline, frailty, and other long-term conditions. Working with in an Adult Social Care setting

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

About the Role:
You will hold a varied caseload and contribute to the team performance and positive outcomes for our residents.

You will support individuals to remain in their own homes and maximise their independence. Using your physiotherapy skills to support with assessment, and ongoing physiotherapeutic management of adults with varied physical rehabilitative needs.

You will work within the legal framework provided by the statute, guidance, policies, and procedures.

You will need to have:

  • A degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Community experience

We offer excellent support, supervision, and induction. You will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop new clinical skills, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extending your skills and supporting you to grow as an physiotherapist.

We work closely with our colleagues in Reading Borough Council, Health Professionals, Voluntary and Charity colleagues to facilitate the best possible outcomes for those people we support.


Our offer
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing, and road tax
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to help you save for your retirement

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.

Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed


Closing date: Sunday 27th November 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed

If you would like to find out more about this role and the team, please contact Carole Lee (Principal Occupational Therapist) 01189 937 4712 or email carole.lee@reading.gov.uk or Caroline Marsh (Team Manager) 0118 937 3672 or email caroline.marsh@reading.gov.uk


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


  • Job Description
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0282
  • Published: Tue 03/01/2023, 14:09 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:09 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,493 to £42,503 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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