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Intermediate Care Team and Community Therapy
Band 3
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Service runs 08.00-18.00 weekdays, weekends 09.00-17.00. This role includes some weekend working.)
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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Teignmouth Hospital
£22,816 - £24,336 per annum
Salary period
09/06/2023 23:59

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Support Worker Intermediate Care Team and Community Therapy

Band 3

Job overview

The Intermediate Care Service facilitates crisis management in the community, prevention of hospital admissions, quicker discharge from hospital and supports people to remain as independent as possible at home. Patients are seen within the most appropriate setting; at home and in intermediate care placements in residential care homes. The team works in a truly integrated way, with support workers, assistant practitioners, nurses, paramedics, social workers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, and a dietician.

You will be well supported by senior staff, as well as by the wider multi-disciplinary team, which will include medical support. There are excellent CPD training opportunities, including peer support groups, training from the South Devon Health Services training and development team. 

Main duties of the job

The support worker role in this team is to undertake delegated tasks for the Nurses, Paramedic, Dietician, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists on the team to contribute to excellent patient care.

Your role also involves undertaking delegated exercise programmes and rehabilitation treatment programmes for community therapy patients and assisting with group exercise classes.


Working for our organisation

Why work with us -  Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care organisation which aims to provide high quality, safe and effective health and social care. Our vision is a community where we are all supported and empowered to be as well and as independent as possible, able to manage our own health and wellbeing, and in our own homes.

The Coastal  Intermediate Care Team and Community Therapy team is based at Teignmouth Hospital.  The team are proactive and have a forward-thinking core that promote a positive and a ‘can do’ attitude.

You will be dynamic and key in managing patients to remain in their own home.  Committed to staff development through education and training helping staff realise their potential in topics of interest to them and encouraging career pathways to enable progression.

We pride ourselves on delivering high standards of care and building relationships within the communities we are part of. We are actively working to a more integrated approach to care delivery and work closely with our Community nursing team, Social care and voluntary care sector colleagues to achieve this.

We have a great opportunity available within our continually developing Intermediate Care and Community therapy team in Coastal. We are looking for an enthusiastic support worker to join our team. This post will include 7 day working. 

Example:  Service runs 08.00-18.00 weekdays, weekends 09.00-17.00. This role includes some weekend working.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Ability to undertake and interpret a range of patient observations as required in clinical area
  • Ability to undertake a range of procedures relevant to area of works
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of professional roles within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working in a care / community setting
  • Experience of supporting other workers like assisting  with induction of new team members, demonstrating working practices and procedures

Please see our attached job description and person specification form for full details. 

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working within a healthcare/caring environment
Desirable criteria
  • Experience within designated clinical area
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to undertake a range of procedures relevant to area of works
  • Knowledge and experience of professional roles within a multi disciplinary team
  • Experience of working in a care setting
  • Experience of supporting other workers
  • Delivering patient focused care
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of community working, preferably within Health and Social Care
  • Experience of working under distanced supervision

Specific Skills

Essential criteria
  • Typing / data inputting skills
  • Knowledge of health/social care IT systems
  • Physical skills to manually handle patients and use appropriate lifting aids
  • Experience of using effective communication skills both oral and written

Requirements due to work environment/conditions

Essential criteria
  • Full UK driving licence with access to vehicle as you will be required to travel to remote locations at short notice

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alex Pleace
Job title
Intermediate Care and Therapy Lead
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