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Therapy Support Worker

Job Reference: 358-1822785-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Therapy, Stroke
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£18,813 - £20,795

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TRUSTClinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management GroupTHERAPY SERVICEBand 3 Therapy Support worker37.5 hours/ week part time post or bank hoursPermanent; based at Leicester General HospitalMon – Fri (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)

Working with Therapy staff to provide rehabilitation for Stroke patients within their home environment.
We are looking to recruit a full time Permanent Band 3 Therapy Support Worker. This would be based at Leicester General Hospital but would involve travel out to patients homes in order to deliver rehabilitation to people who have had a recent stroke. The team is called the Early Supported Discharge Service (ESDS) and they provide intensive therapy to patients coming out of hospital after having suffered a stroke. The service is time limited to 6 weeks and is aimed at ensuring the patient can manage at home and continue to make significant improvements in terms of physical activity, functional tasks, speech and communication, social activities and work related activities. The successful candidate will work alongside Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Stroke Specialist Nurses who will delegate assessments, activities and exercises to be delivered to the patient. They will be responsible for managing their own diary and leading on treatment sessions as well as reporting back to the therapist on the patient’s progress. There is a great deal of variety to the work and no two days will be the same.
The ESDS team are all passionate about providing an excellent service and consistently receive excellent feedback from the patients and their carer’s. To ensure standards remain high there is a comprehensive induction package provided for new staff and regular teaching and developmental opportunities offered on a weekly basis. All staff are offered regular supervision sessions and appraisals. The service is thoroughly audited and has regular service reviews.
In order to be shortlisted for this post you must have
- A full UK driving licence
- A well maintained car that can be used for work on a daily basis
- GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or equivalent).
- Enthusiasm for this type of work.
We are also looking for someone that can
- Work alone and in a team.
- Communicate effectively (both written and verbally)
- Has some experience in a caring role. Therapy experience would be preferred but not essential.
- Basic computing skills

if you would like to find out more about this role please be in touch.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to know more about this post please contact
Cathie Parkinson or on 0116 258 7775/ 4059

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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