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Assistive Technology / Assistive Technologist

Leonard Cheshire

Jesmond, Newcastle On Tyne,UNITED KINGDOM

This is a fixed term contract for 3 years based at our service Bradbury Wing in Jesmond. Travelling is a requirement of this role due to working across our sites in the North of England.

Following the success of our ground breaking Assistive Technology pilot project at our Hill House Service in Sandbach, and the expansion of this unit to become our first Regional Assistive Technology hub now servicing nine sites and 120 clients across the Northwest, we are now looking forward to opening our second Regional Assistive Technology hub to cover the North and East of England. Our new Assistive Technology hub will be based at our Bradbury Wing service in Jesmond, Newcastle (CQC Outstanding rating) and we have two vacancies for experienced Assistive Technologists to join us at the start of this hugely exciting next step!

Based at the unit in Newcastle but working across our sites in the North of England (Newcastle, Cumbria, Northumbria, Humberside & Yorkshire), you will be using and helping us develop our person centred Assistive Technology assessment processes to help our customers live, learn and work as independently as they choose.

Working closely with colleagues at our Northwest hub in Sandbach, Cheshire, you’ll be working with:
- Customers to identify and implement a range of mainstream and specialist Assistive Technologies, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices, Access solutions, Mounting solutions, Sensory equipment, etc. helping improve independence, wellbeing, social inclusion opportunities and participation for individuals with disabilities.
- Staff Delivering either face-to-face or online training to end users or other customer support staff help our customers get the best out of the Assistive Technologies delivered. Providing support as part of a virtual helpdesk, receiving calls or electronic requests for support.
- Specialist Support Services such as AT partners, community occupational therapists and speech and language therapists to input into the overall assessment of customer requirements, ensuring that the technology selected benefits the user, working to a person-centred agenda.
- Head Office functions Supporting and adding to our knowledge through building a resource that captures best practice, learning and optimised set up along with helping to develop appropriate funding opportunities.

Successful candidates will have empathy with the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire and be able to demonstrate good IT skills with the ability to demonstrate complex solutions in a clear and understandable way to non-specialists.

We offer a wide range of employee rewards to include:
- Wagestream, access earned pay before pay day (click here for more details).
- Free Blue Light Card.
- Free DBS / AccessNI check or PVG membership as applicable.
- Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
- Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to sell (salary sacrifice).
- Access to a Cash Health Plan at very favourable rates.
- Comprehensive training relevant to your role.
- Great development opportunities through our apprenticeship schemes and chance to gain recognised qualifications.
- Unlimited payments through our Refer a Friend bonus scheme.
- Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).
- Employee Assistance Programme and so much more!

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

Salary Range: £25696 - £34184

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