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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2021.

Rehabilitation/Health Care Support Worker (Physical Health Services)

Job Reference: 378-B1200

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 14P Neighbourhood Rehabilitation and Crisis Response Service - 226215
£18,546 to £19,918 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Rehabilitation / Health Care Support Workers (Physical Health Services)

(including Apprenticeships)

Band 2 – Minimum of 30 hours


If you are caring, compassionate and enthusiastic and would like to be part of our Neighbourhood Therapy team providing rehabilitation to adults and older people in their own homes and want to enable them to remain independent in the community, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for people with a strong value base from a broad range of backgrounds and experience.

Rehabilitation Support workers will work as part of the Neighbourhood Therapy team alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists in the community (a multi-disciplinary team of nursing and allied health professionals who work across our community.) The successful candidates will be required to provide practical assistance in carrying out everyday living tasks and rehabilitation/therapy support to our patients, to encourage them to develop their daily living skills and realise their potential to live as independently as possible.

The team provide assessment, treatment and support within patient’s own homes and spot-purchased nursing care homes, based on patient need and dependency levels.

You should have a desire to work in the NHS, be motivated and flexible as this role will require you to work a shift pattern, which will include weekends and bank holidays. Successful candidates will be working across the Barnsley area therefore the use of a vehicle to undertake any necessary travel in connection with the duties of the post is essential.


You must have A-D/ grade 3-9 GCSE’s or equivalent, in Math’s and English, and must be able to provide your certificates.


If you do not already hold an appropriate level 2 (or above) qualification in health and social care you will be supported to achieve the level 2 qualification via an Apprenticeship route. Your first 15 months of employment will include time at college for formal study. (NB If you are recruited as an apprentice and you have GCSE grades D or 3 you will be required to undertake level 2 Functional Skills as part of your college attendance).


You must be aged 18 or over to apply and must be able to provide certified evidence of all relevant qualifications (statement of results is not adequate).


You will be employed on a substantive basis on 37.5 hours per week or a minimum of 30 hours.


The starting salary will be £18,005 per annum (average pay £22,500 up to £24,500 including unsocial hours, bank, etc); however relevant NHS experience will be recognised on the band 2 pay scale. Progression up the scale will be subject to achievement of the qualification (if applicable) and evidence of satisfactory progression.


You will be entitled to a minimum of 27 days annual leave plus 8 days statutory bank holidays over the 12-month period.


Please provide information in support of your application relating to your skills, and personal qualities. You should relate these to the essential and desirable requirements of the post. Therefore you should look at the person specification and tell us how you think you meet the criteria providing examples as necessary. The information you provide can include details of work experience, courses, hobbies or voluntary work.


If you are successful, you will be offered a start date once all of your satisfactory pre-employment checks have been completed.


You must have:

  • Been a resident in the UK/EU for the last three years.
  • Not be currently undertaking any form of formal government-funded education.


This post will be subject to pre-employment checks, including DBS.


If you are in receipt of any benefits and you require support, please speak with your local Job Centre Plus.


Informal enquires please contact Jane Illingworth, Neighbourhood Team Manager (Therapy’s) on 01226 645429 or


Interviews will take place on 21st and 22nd October 2021

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644072.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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