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Therapy Support Worker

Job Reference: 358-1822700-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£18,813 - £20,795 per ann


Band 3 Therapy Support worker Acute Stroke Unit
37.5 hours

Permanent; based at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Acute stroke unit

Mon – Fri (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)

Working with Therapy staff to provide rehabilitation for Stroke patients within a hospital setting.

If you have an interest in really helping people and aiding them to make significant improvements in their physical abilities this is the post for you.
This role is based on the acute stroke unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The main focus of this post will be to work alongside the Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation package for patients who have had a stroke. The post holder will be trained to be able to provide and take responsibility for managing their own caseload, carrying out assessments, treatments and interventions in conjunction with the registered staff. If you are interested you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills, be able to work on your own and within a team. There are some admin tasks within this role so you will need to have IT skills. You must have some experience of working within the health or social care setting, and preferably with stroke patients, as well as a genuine desire to work in this field.
You will work Monday to Friday with weekends and bank holidays on a roster basis (approximately 1:6 weekends).

You will receive regular supervision, appraisal and will benefit from a comprehensive induction and teaching package. We will expect you to complete the National Care Certificate if you have not already got this but this will be done within the work environment and you will receive plenty of support to do be able to do this. You will be able to develop your skills within this specialty and within the therapy field.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathie Parkinson; 0116 258 7775


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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