Allied Health Professionals - Therapy Support Worker

  • Department Therapy Services
  • Salary £18,870.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 24/05/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-SPT-430
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 22.5 hours per week (There is a requirement to support the stroke 7 day service as part of this post.)

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 2 Therapy Support Worker to join our Stroke, Rehabilitation and Early Supported Discharge Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

The post is part time at 22.5 hours per week. 

Main duties of the job

The role forms part of a team of generic Therapy Support Workers who currently work between the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy teams. There may be scope for further training in order to support the Speech and Language Therapy team.  The role includes delivering therapy to patients, supporting the qualified therapists as well as administration and housekeeping tasks.

The post holder needs to be flexible, have good time management skills, confident IT skills, and work well in a team as well as independently.

We are delighted to be able to offer patients who have had a stroke the opportunity of assessment and treatment over the weekend and Bank Holidays and this post holder would be expected to participate in the 7-day working rota for this.

Working for our organisation

Our acute stroke service is based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. Services include hyper acute and acute stroke care wards and Stroke Early Supported Discharge.

We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced rewarding environment.  High quality patient care is at the core of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff development.

The team have a robust supervision structure and a strong drive for personal and professional development across all bands and roles facilitating events within the team, department, Trust and externally to enable the best possible care is delivered to patients. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Interest in the delivery of healthcare
Knowledge of the role of a therapy assistant and ability to work within the boundaries of the role


Essential criteria

Maths and English GCSE Grade 9-4
Evidence of knowledge and skills sufficient to demonstrate the ability and willingness to study at NVQ level 2

Work Experience

Essential criteria

Experience working within healthcare and evidence of interaction with a wide range of people

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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