Physiotherapy

Being part of the Physiotherapy team at St Andrew's Healthcare offers you the opportunity to work with one of the most valued and respected groups of professionals and

assistants within the Charity, and the wider field of mental healthcare.

Whatever your previous specialism, whether newly qualified or if you have no current formal qualifications, you will become part of a fun, innovative, enthusiastic and dedicated team of individuals who happily offer support where needed. Furthermore you will have access to a vast and varied range of knowledge, experience and skills. 

Working as a Physiotherapist within mental health, you will be responsible for facilitating both the physical and mental health recovery of some of the most interesting, complex and marginalised patients within the healthcare sector; developing your assessment skills, ability to motivate the unmotivated, improving your communication abilities to world class levels; all core skills that will enhance your clinical practice and prove invaluable wherever you choose to work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

As a Physiotherapist or Physio assistant working at St Andrew's you will have the opportunity to complete 'clinical rotations' across the charity. These rotations encompass a variety of differing specialisms including, progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions, MSK, respiratory, elderly care, and neuro-developmental rehab.

These Rotations are facilitated through our care pathways:

  • Men's mental health pathway
  • Women's mental health pathway
  • Neuropsychiatry (including but not exclusive to: brain injury, Huntington's disease, and dementia)
  • Adolescent’s pathway which incorporates both mental health, learning disability (LD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • LD/ASD pathway (adults)

Our facilities are at four sites, these are:

  • Birmingham
  • Essex
  • Mansfield
  • Northampton

Your professional development needs are important to both you and the charity. These are supported through monthly in service training, journal article critiquing and clinical supervision. External courses identified as appropriate to the needs of both St Andrew's and self-development will be considered. You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with colleagues and students and an Athens password can also be obtained through our library.

Regardless of your professional background or your experience, you will find that working at St Andrew's Healthcare as a Physiotherapist or assistant offers a unique, challenging and life enriching experience that's both intrinsically rewarding and inherently satisfying.