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Complementary Therapist

Band 4

Main area
Adult, Older People and PICU inpatient
Band 4
37.5 hours per a week
Job ref
Woodlands, Ipswich Hospital
£21,089 - £23,761 gross per annum
22/09/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Woodlands are excited to be able to offer an experienced complementary therapist the opportunity to work with the acute mental health inpatient services. This is a role which service users consistently identify as having a positive impact upon their recovery and one which contributes to and enhances their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

You will be required to work with service users who are receiving care at Woodlands in providing complementary therapy through 1:1 interventions. When asked, our service users have identified that they have previously found massage and aromatherapy to be particularly effective in supporting relaxation as part of their inpatient care.

You will also facilitate some group relaxation activities and support service users and ward communities in thinking about ways in which they can promote wellbeing within their environments.

A relevant qualification and experience as a complementary therapist is essential for this post.

As a unit we pride ourselves on working together to deliver high quality care; we recognise the importance of demonstrating  and providing support for each other and encourage all members of our teams to contribute to improvements in care. We are looking for energetic people who want to make a difference and be part of dynamic teams who work creatively to support service users in reaching their goals.

We are looking for someone with an interest in mental health, we would  welcome applications from those who may have less experience in this specific field but feel that their existing knowledge and skills can bring something special to our staff teams.

We value life skills, lived experience and a commitment to work with us to meet the needs of the inpatient areas and service users. We are keen to integrate individuals existing skills into the services we are able to provide, as well as supporting personal and professional development through additional training.

If you are someone who relishes a challenge, works well under pressure and likes to be part of a great team then we would welcome your application.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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**Please note this job description is subject to Job Evaluation**

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tara Brown, Modern Matron on 01473891762

Sue Rose, Occupational Therapist on  01473 891 740