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Title Neuro-Rehabilitation Clinical Lead (The Lake District Calvert Trust)
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Region North West
Salary £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Interview Date
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Location Lake District
Job Information

The Lake District Calvert Trust (LDCT) specialises in providing challenging outdoor activities for people with a wide range of disabilities. We have over 40 years’ experience as a specialist Centre, enabling children and adults with disabilities to take part inadventurous activities – which can often have lifechanging outcomes. The current Centre receives around 4,000 visitors each year staying at our 60 bed residential centre near Bassenthwaite in the Lake District.
 
Our Mission
Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside in order for them to develop, change perceptions and make positive and lasting changes to their lives.
 
A new challenge for LDCT
In recent years, LDCT has seen a growing demand for support and rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury (ABI). Longstanding views held that improvements were unlikely after 6 months, however recent research suggests that the brain is capable of far more improvement than previously understood. The research highlights the opportunity for a new holistic approach to rehabilitation, encompassing physical exercise, experiential learning, and support in developing a new self-concept after a life-changing injury.
 
Working with leading clinicians and academics, LDCT is developing a new approach to brain injury rehabilitation. This will focus on ‘learning through doing’ in the outdoors, supported by a multidisciplinary team in a purpose-built residential centre. It will marry the latest thinking in neurology with LDCT’s expertise in accessible, life-changing outdoor challenges. This innovative Rehabilitation Centre will help people with ABI reach their full potential for recovery, not only improving their physical and psychological wellbeing, but also increasing their self-confidence and independence.
 
The Calvert Trust Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre
We plan to provide a residential Centre for people in the post-acute phase following an ABI, tailoring a programme to meet each individual’s needs and goals Along with our expert advisors, we have identified factors which are likely to lead to significantly improved outcomes:

  • Physical exercise reinforces the adaptive processes of the brain post injury: helping the brain ‘scaffold’ to compensate for damage. It also improves people’s mental health, outlook
    and wellbeing
  • Outdoor Activities have been demonstrated to improve people’s understanding of
    themselves and their abilities, post brain injury, with long-lasting benefits
  • Group work and a social environment have also been identified as key factors in recovery after an ABI.

Currently there are no facilities available in the UK to comprehensively address this critical formula following the initial, post injury rehabilitation.
 
LDCT is committed to providing tailored care to each participant through a three tier programme of rehabilitation support to meet a range of needs: long term residential rehabilitation, specialist short courses (5 day or weekend), and day-centre provision in partnership with other charities to offer non-residential support in the local community.
 
The ABI centre will be based at one of LDCT’s existing properties, Old Windebrowe in Keswick. Refurbishment of the building started in early February and is due for completion during the summer, with doors opening towards the end of 2019. We aim to have the clinical lead in role by end of June 2019.
 
The role: Neuro-Rehabilitation Clinical Lead
 
The Clinical Lead for the Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre will be a very special person, with a range of diverse skills. We are looking for an individual who can

  • Manage the clinical requirements of the role, working with individuals in the post-acute phase of a brain
  • To ensure compliance with the Trust’s health and safety policy. To undertake risk assessments and ensure appropriate control measures are in place.
  • To ensure compliance with the Trusts safeguarding policy and to ensure that the highest levels of safeguarding practice are adhered to. To liaise and work with other safeguarding agencies.
  • To provide professional supervision for students on placements and work with Universities to support learning objectives, monitoring and feedback on students’ performance.
  • To maintain confidentiality of personal data and ensure that information is created, maintained, stored and destroyed in line with the Trust’s data protection policy. The post holder is to ensure the highest levels of data quality for all records maintained.
  • To work with the overall Centre Director and the ABI Centre Business Manager in order to manage budgets and ensure the service meets its income and expenditure targets. To produce accurate and timely management information for the Centre Director and Board of Trustees.
  • To represent the Trust externally as required in order to promote the service, develop
    partnerships, support marketing and sales activity. To build on relationships with our key stakeholders, third party supporters and the Trust other teams and departments.
  • To provide support to duty staff in rotation with other members of the Senior Management Team including providing overnight, weekend and on-call cover.

Person Specification
 
Qualifications – Essential

  • Will hold a relevant qualification in neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech & language therapy.
  • Holds a relevant professional
    registration.
  • Evidence of neuro specialism
    CPE and training.

Qualifications – Desirable

  • Holds a relevant post graduate
    qualification equivalent to
    Masters Level.
  • Published articles or research.

Experience – Essential

  • Significant post graduate experience in a relevant specialist setting.
  • Previous experience leading and developing a neurorehabilitation service.
  • An in depth knowledge of the healthcare industry.
  • Multidisciplinary and multiagency team working.
  • Experience of managing delegated budgets.

Experience – Desirable

  • Experience of autonomously managing a complex caseload.

Skills – Essential

  • Independent practitioner with an ability to develop
    innovation in practice.
  • Ability to lead, support, coach and motivate others.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate
    complex information to a wide range of audiences.
  • An ability to work collaboratively and manage a multidisciplinary team.

Skills – Desirable

  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Presentation skills to include use of AV.

Other 

  • An interest and passion for the outdoor environment.
  • Commitment, enthusiasm and flexibility to meet the demands
    of the role.
  • A satisfactory DBS check and a full driving licence are required
    for this position.

Conditions of Service
 
This role requires considerable flexibility, enthusiasm and dedication. The responsibilities of this job may well involve some irregular hours as well as both weekend and evening work. Commitment and an appropriate work ethos are essential.
 
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 per annum, subject to qualifications and experience.
 
Contract: This position is permanent following a 6 month probationary period.
 
Hours: The hours for this role are 40 hours per week. Flexible hours within the 40 hour per
week by agreement. This includes some weekend work, evening sessions and
overnight on-call responsibilities.
 
Pension: The Trust operates an occupational pension scheme with defined contributions, the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) and for eligible and non-eligible
jobholders enrolled in the scheme both the employer and the employee will make a
contribution. Eligible jobholders, as defined by the legislation, will be automatically
enrolled into NEST, unless you decide to opt-out.
 
Holidays: 28 days per annum, including Bank Holidays. 5 additional days are allowed for
onerous duties.
 
Other: The post will be subject to checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and
the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
 
How to apply

  • To find out more or to request an application pack visit www.calvertreconnections.org.uk.
  • To arrange a visit to the Trust or to discuss the position further please contact Sean Day, Centre Director on 017687 72255.
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