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Generic Therapy Support Worker

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

Role Summary

Due to retirement, we have an exciting substantive, full time opportunity for a Band 3 Therapy Clinical Support Worker to join Bideford Community Rehabilitation Service based from Bideford, in North Devon.


About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

The Rehabilitation Team, consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, and Clinical Support Workers, provide a Therapy Rehabilitation Service to the community of the Bideford and district locality as part of an integrated, dynamic, friendly, award winning health and Social Care Team.

This post will be based from Bideford Hospital and the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking a variety of delegated clinical duties in a variety of community settings, to support the team with providing rehabilitation for the patients on our caseload. The work will involve lone working, supporting other team members and class work. This is a very dynamic team that encourages every team member to help contribute with shaping how the service is developed, to gain the best for the patients. Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the role is essential. Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust ensures all staff are supported with personal development through supervision and appraisal.

This post holder will work within agreed treatment plans, protocols and policies without direct supervision. Applicants will be required to have a minimum of NVQ level 3 in a Health and Social Care related area or relevant experience/in-house training as a Therapy Clinical Support Worker. The successful candidate would need to complete the Care Certificate programme provided by NDHT within 12 weeks of commencing in post, if new to the trust.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 16.30

Interview Date: Monday 10th July 2023

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact: Shayne Mathieson (Bideford Therapy Team Lead) or Eleisha Harrison (Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist) on 01237 420265.

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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