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Therapy Assistants - Therapy

Herefordshire and Worc
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Oct 2021
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From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'





We are currently recruiting Therapy Assistants to be part of our in-patient unit at Worcester City. Successful candidates will work closely with the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to achieve specific rehabilitation goals. This will be a challenging and exciting opportunity and will enable the individual to develop new and existing skills.

Worcester City In-Patient Unit plays a critical role in the delivery of local NHS services, providing more care and treatment closer to peoples' homes. Emphasis is to reduce length of stay whilst ensuring excellent care which is safe, effective, personalised and compassionate and to the standards you would expect for your family and friends.

Previous experience of working in Health Care is desirable for this role.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust holds the traditional values of a community hospital with high standards of holistic care, building relationships with patients and being part of their recovery from admission through to discharge.

Role requirements (inc qualifications)

The role will require:
  • Level 3 qualification e.g. A-Level or NVQ3 in Care, or
  • Level 2 qualification e.g. GCSE or NVQ Level 2 in care and will be expected to undertake the relevant Level 3 qualification on appointment to the post
  • Successful candidates will be expected to meet the Care Certificate standards within 12 weeks of commencing employment with the Trust
  • Experience of working with people, preferably in a caring environment
  • Basic knowledge of physical/mental health conditions
  • Knowledge of physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Understanding of teamwork
  • Motivated to promoting independence

Day to Day elements
  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients
  • Under the direction and supervision of a qualified Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist, work as part of the Therapy Team
  • Liaise and work closely with team members in the assessment and intervention of individual patients, to help patients to develop their interpersonal communications, cognitive skills, physical and functional abilities, confidence and morale
  • Provide patient care following assessment of competencies by a qualified senior member of staff
  • Assist in any other duties that may be required to ensure the smooth running and efficiency of the service

Benefits of working for the Team & Trust

The Trust offers opportunities to develop your skills for the increasing demands of patients who are cared for in the modern NHS; career progression opportunities such as Trainee Nursing Associates and apprenticeships are also on offer and the Trust has supported numerous members of staff to achieve their goals.

As a member of the team and an employee of our Trust you will benefit from;
  • Working within a supportive and valued team of Mental Health professionals
  • Regular supervision and robust appraisals
  • Learning forums
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Career Progression opportunities
  • Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance
  • Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers Forums
  • Wellbeing and support programmes
  • A wide range of NHS discounts

If you are passionate, self-motivated and driven and looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to our expanding Team then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

We believe the best way to find out if a role is right for you is to have an informal chat with our Recruiting Manager or other members of our team. Please contact Jo Roberts, Matron of Worcester City In-Patient Unit 01905 681388 or via email at, or our Community Services Manager, Jo Whitehouse on 07803575796 or via email at

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Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months' probation period .

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are 'at risk' and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link 'DBS Update Service.'

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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