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Therapy Assistant - Stroke

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
Part time - 24 hours per week
Job ref
Russells Hall Hospital
£21,730 - £23,177 Pro Rata Per Annum
Salary period
28/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

Applicants should have an excellent understanding of the role of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy in the provision of rehabilitation in an acute setting. Experience of working within the physiotherapy or occupational therapy setting delivering rehabilitation to patients is essential, as well as excellent communication, numeracy and literacy skills. You will be expected to complete a competency programme as part of your induction. 

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our busy Therapy department. The post holder will be working across the professions of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to deliver rehabilitation programmes for stroke patients admitted to the Trust. The role involves manual handling, and an ability to contribute to the out of hours service.

There is a requirement to work on a rota basis to cover weekend, Bank Holiday and extended hours as part of the current 7-day service.

Main duties of the job

The Therapy Assistant role provides support and assistance to the Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapist during multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of patients within the clinical team. The role requires excellent communication skills to be able to liaise with patient, families and their carer, as well as the immediate clinical and the wider multidisciplinary team. The role works clinically under the supervision of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and Assistant Therapy Practitioners for all aspects of patient care and treatment, equipment provision and documentation.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person specification

Physical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Basic IT skills

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Sound educational background to GCSE level or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ in health based study

Knowledge and Training

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of role of Occupational Therapy and physiotherapy
  • Awareness of the value of team working


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of previous team work
  • Previous Assistant/HCA in any care setting
  • Understanding and interest in providing rehabilitation to patients
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in NHS with patients

Communication & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria
  • Empathy, patience and persuasive skills
  • Desire to work with people
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all members of MDT at all levels and build effective relationships

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Desirable criteria
  • Able to use own initiative appropriately

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • Versatility/adaptable to meet needs of service

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident leaderArmed Forces Covenant Bronze AwardENEI TIDE Gold 2021Care Leaver CovenantNHS Pastoral Care

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Annette Butler
Job title
Clinical Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

Ext 4580