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Rehabilitation Support Worker

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

Role Summary

Rehabilitation Support worker supporting rehabilitation interventions with in-patients in Sidmouth Community hospital 

  • The post holder will be responsible for assisting the therapist and Rehab. Nurse in the delivering and monitoring of treatment programmes of delegated patients as directed by the supervising staff member.
  • 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

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'll help you get there.

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're 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'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll 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'd love to hear from you.

About Us

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

More detail about the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and flexible Rehabilitation Support Worker to work as part of our Therapy team covering the medical inpatient beds at Sidmouth Community Hospital. You will work as part of a supportive, integrated multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, rehab nurse, Support Workers and Nursing staff. Your role will carry out rehabilitation programmes devised for patients by the qualified therapy staff with the aim of increasing patient independence and facilitating discharge from hospital.

This is a permanent post at 37.5 hours per week and includes some weekend working on a rota basis

Working Pattern: 8am until 4pm

Interview Date: Possible 12th January 2023

For further information please contact Helen Ruse Therapy manger 07821813897, Martina MacDonald Physio clinical Lead 07821813925

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.


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.

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

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