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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2021.

Therapy Support worker

Job Reference: 358-3114204-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Therapy Stroke
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
Dependent on experience

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.



Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group




Band 3 Therapy Support worker

31.5 hours/ week part time


Permanent; based at Leicester General Hospital


Mon – 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 part 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 treatment programmes 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 outstanding 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. You will be expected to complete the National Care Certificate if you have not done so already . This will be supported and you will complete it in work time. 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 license
  • 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 know more about this post please contact

Cathie Parkinson or on 0116 258 7775/ 4059


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.

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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 (DBS)

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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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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