Band 4 Fitness Instructor

Posted 09 September 2021
Salary £14 - £15 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplinePhysiotherapy JobsPhysiotherapy assistant

Job description

Locum Band 4 Fitness Instructor 


Job Type: Temporary/Full-time 

Job Starts: ASAP

Maxxima are currently recruiting for a band 4 fitness instructor to fill a role in Sheffield with a mental health therapy team. The post holder will have strong working links to the Physiotherapy team and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidates main responsbilities will be:
  • To deliver exercise/fitness programmes and sports sessions independently of a qualified physiotherapist to individuals or groups within acute inpatient wards and review these programmes.
  • To promote physical and mental well being by running exercise groups autonomously in an environment that requires skills of adaptability and initiative, working with an often unpredictable and challenging service user group.
  • Undertake day to day assessment of service users’ mental health and physical levels of function and capacity to undertake activities in liaison with other therapy staff and ward staff, and modify exercise programmes appropriately.
  • To supervise occupational therapists, support workers/assistants who may assist with exercise groups.
  • To liaise with other Allied Health Professionals in the planning of therapeutic programmes for service users and on occasion work jointly on some of the groups planned (e.g. health awareness).
  • To communicate with patients and carers who frequently have barriers to understanding e.g. complex mental health problems, to maximise rehabilitation potential.

Requirements of this Physiotherapist vacancy
  • Gym Instructor / Exercise Referral Instructor (UK Level 3 or above) qualification or a relevant Sport’s degree 
  • Registration with REPS to level 3 minimum (Register of Exercise Professionals) 
  • Previous experience within a mental health setting (desirable)
If you are interested in this physiotherapy vacancy, please apply by clicking the apply button. If you’d like more details about this role, contact the physiotherapy team today – we always have time to take your call. If the role isn’t quite what you’re looking for, why not register with Maxxima today?

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