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Rehabilitation Support worker

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

Role Summary

  • The post holder will be responsible for assisting the therapy staff in screening, applying and monitoring delegated patients' treatment programmes within a broad framework laid down by and as directed by the supervising therapist.
  • The clinical support worker may not receive daily supervision and should be able to take some responsibility for their work and that of others
  • To work within the multi-disciplinary team, helping to ensure that the input is integrated into the patient's overall care and treatment plans



About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual for the Band 3 Therapy Assistant post within the Community Rehabilitation Team in WEB (WOODBURY, EXMOUTH and BUDLEIGH). Experience and relevant skills in caring for people would benefit this role.

You will be working flexibly and be available for both extended days and seven days working.

You will play a fundamental part in improving people's lives when they are most vulnerable. You will be working with Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists to set goals, support patients by enabling them to maintain their independence, dignity & wellbeing, give advice & support, and provide rehabilitation.

In return, we will provide you with robust induction support and the opportunity to develop with the guidance of experienced senior staff. We actively support CPD for further career progress.

Our dedicated team has a passion for quality, not just quantity.

As a new band 3, you will have support from the qualified therapy staff and our existing therapy assistants to develop your role and skills as part of the team.

The successful candidate will be part of the Community Rehabilitation therapy team based at Exmouth Community Hospital (WEB-CRT), working independently under the supervision of a qualified therapist and supporting clinicians to provide physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Patient contact is fundamental to the role, as the successful candidate will deliver therapy programmes, including non-complex assessments, progression of treatments and discharge planning. The position also requires close contact with family/carers and other professional

Working Pattern: Full time, 37.5 hours per week- Seven-day Service delivery, Successful Candidates will be expected to work one Late shift a week and one Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every four weekends

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Vijay. Selvaraj, Therapy Manager, on 01395282102 or

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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