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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/10/2020.

Therapy support worker

Job Reference: 358-2665704-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum, Pro rata


Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group



Band 3 Therapy Support worker Acute Stroke Unit


Permanent; based at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Mon – Fri (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)

Providing 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 and cognitive abilities after they have suffered from a stroke, 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 and are finding the activities that they did previously are now much more difficult. 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 therapy 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. Treatments are likely to include doing exercises with the patients, running group sessions and helping patients to walk, talk, wash and dress themselves and manage when they go home.

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 speciality and within the therapy field.





For further details / informal visits contact:

Name:Cathie Parkinson

Job title:Clinical Team Lead


Telephone number:07929825440

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be 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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