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Therapy Clinical Support Worker (Higher)

Role Summary

Are you interested in a career in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy? 

Do you want to make a difference to patients, enabling them to improve their independence?

This is an opportunity to work with the Therapy teams at North Devon District Hospital, to work with an integrated team of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Staff.  

The Post holder will be responsible for assisting the Therapy staff in delegated duties regarding mobility, personal care assessments, equipment ordering, discharge planning and progressing rehabilitation goals. 

The post holder will be working across the Medical and or Surgical wards.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

Working in a Therapy Clinical Worker Support role is an ideal opportunity to gain experience and have opportunities for career development.

Within the Therapy department we nurture a workforce of home-grown talent and are proud of our staff who have began careers in a Therapy support worker role and have progressed into other specialist roles or registrant roles.

Are you:

  • Able to demonstrate experience in Health Care, have transferrable skills into Therapy.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of a Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist.
  • Good at working in a team.
  • Enjoy meeting different people.
  • Good at listening and supporting patients with their goals.
  • Enthusiastic to learn.
  • Work flexibly and adapt a busy working environment,
  • Take responsibility for your work and organise your day.
  • Understand the importance of professional behaviour. 
  • Able to Therapeutically handle patient in relation to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.  
  • Able to communicate with the appropriate response and manner to both patients and carers / family during emotional times.

There is an opportunity for candidates to be offered a training post which would be a Therapy Clinical Support Worker ( Band 2)  until competencies have been met.

Why join the Therapy team:

We are a friendly and dedicated team. We are keen to support staff to develop knowledge and experience with in their job role and along the career pathway. 

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday with additional weekend working

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact  Francesca West Wood; Physiotherapy Advanced Practitioner on

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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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