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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/10/2021.

Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 284-21-DMRG-872

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
284 NG Physiotherapy
Birmingham Children's Hospital
£18,005 to £19,337 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic individual to join a team of Therapy Assistants in the Therapy Services Department. The Therapy Assistant will support a wide range of therapists in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. The role involves face to face contact with patients, monitoring patient progression, working unsupervised, housekeeping tasks, maintenance of equipment, clerical and support tasks. The post holder will also supervise more junior assistants.


As a Therapy Assistant we are looking for people who already have experience of working as a Therapy Assistant or very similar role (perhaps support worker in another healthcare setting). Clinical experience of working with children and adolescents is not essential but a passion for working with this age group is a definite!


The departments provide a service to both in and out-patients and there may be some off-site working. There is a regular in-service training programme. This post is full time, 37.5 hours per week, however the candidate may be required to work flexibly to accommodate the needs of the developing service which may include weekend working.


This post is rotational which allows the successful candidate to experience working in different specialities within the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Departments.


Please refer to the job description and person specification for more information.


If you would like to discuss this post or if you have any queries, please contact Richard O’Connell, Therapy Support Team Leader on 0121 333 9499.

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

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