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Therapy Support Worker

Main Responsibility

The post holder will be responsible for assisting the therapy staff in the screening, application and monitoring treatment programmes of delegated patients 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 in to the patients overall care and treatment plans.

The post holder will be based within the Health and Social Care teams which are based in the main towns of North Devon. The post holder will be a member of South Molton and Chulmleigh Health and Social Care team working in the community from a base at South Molton Community Hospital.

Benefits

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 the role

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

More detail about the role

B3 Clinical Support Worker - community therapy, 5-month fixed term contract, South Molton and Chulmleigh Health and Social Care Team, North Devon.

We have the exciting opportunity to appoint a Clinical Support Worker into a five-month fixed term contract working 22.5 hours a week. This could be an ideal opportunity to enter the NHS and gain valuable experience. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

We are looking for a Clinical Support Worker with experience of working in a care or rehabilitation setting with the passion to work in the community to join our enthusiastic community therapy team based in South Molton. We work with adults registered under South Molton and Wallingbrook (Chulmleigh and Winkleigh) medical centres. Our work is in towns and villages and rural area close to Exmoor in beautiful North Devon. We are looking for a practical, proactive and enthusiastic individual with good communication skills.

You will be working with people with a wide range of disabilities and acute or long-term conditions. You will be part of a team working under the direction of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and assistant practitioners. The community therapy team is part of South Molton and Chulmleigh multi-disciplinary health and social care team. The successful applicant will be supported to fulfil the role and perform activities such as running groups, prescribing equipment to support independence, delivering prescribed rehabilitation programs and liaising with a range of groups and individuals in the community and acute/hospital setting. The range and scope of these roles and responsibilities will be prioritised with the selected candidate.

The goal of the service is to provide rehabilitation support through 1:1 and group sessions with the aim of promoting the quality of life of the patients we support. The Clinical Support Worker will be delivering interventions to people with rehabilitation needs and providing advice to families and carers within the community – people’s own homes, in residential settings and in therapy classes and groups.

The role includes driving to deliver services and the successful candidate will need to drive and have access to a car to use for work.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours/week. Pattern: three days 8am - 4pm however scope for flexibility based on circumstances.

Interview Date: 18th January 2023

For further information please contact Nancy Rollinson Therapy Team Lead, nancyrollinson@nhs.net or 07552254679.

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.

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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