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Generic Therapy Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Are you the right person to join our well established and friendly Exeter Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team based at Whipton Hospital? We are seeking an enthusiastic fulltime & part time band 3 Rehabilitation Support Worker who are passionate about rehabilitation.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

You will work with highly experienced neurological Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. You will assist in providing rehabilitation programmes to people with neurological conditions (including Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury & Functional Neurological Disorder).Treatment is carried out individually with patients and in groups; working in patient’s homes, hospital gyms and local Leisure Centres. The team liaises closely with Neuro Psychology and Speech and Language colleagues to provide the best rehab opportunities we can offer to our patients.

You assist with:

  • Completing basic assessments and carrying out treatment programs e.g mobility & transfer practice, drink & meal preparation, cognitive tasks, personal care activities, exercise programs, practicing use of equipment and running of groups.
  • Ordering equipment and other therapeutic administration.

Are you a team player who would like to make a difference to people’s lives? Would you like the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in this area of rehabilitation?

You will be responsible for managing your diary and carrying out follow up phone calls with patient’s, carers & families and you will need to be IT literate.

We will offer:

  • Supervision and support from experienced Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
  • Opportunities for career development / learning
  • Peer support
  • Opportunity to shadowing other teams / services

Feedback from patient surveys highlighted that the majority of patient’s would be extremely likely to recommend our service to their family or their friends.  Staff within the team have reported they enjoy working within a friendly, welcoming and supportive team.

Working Pattern: The Community Neuro Rehab team working hours are currently between 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday inclusive. You will also at times work on the Central & East Exeter Urgent Care Response rota, so the ability to work between the hours of 8am and 8pm and weekends is essential for this rota.  You will need to have a car & be able to drive. This is due to distances covered between patient visits & the need to transport equipment for assessment of patients.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Jenna Phillips (Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead) or Sue Campling (Therapy Manager) or Ben Elliott (Physiotherapy Clinical Lead) on 01392 465666.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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