Rehabilitation Support Worker

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 27 May, 2022 - 17:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Headway Tyneside

Job Title: Rehabilitation Support Worker

Band: Band 3

Location; Walkergate Park, Centre for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry

Contract Type: Permanent- Fixed term 12 month contract

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary; £20,330 PA

Closing date; 27th May 2022


Headway Tyneside is a North-East Charity who provide support, education and social opportunities to brain injury survivors, their family and carers.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust is one of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in England, employing more than 6,000 staff, serving a population of approximately 1.4 million, providing services across an area totalling 2,200 square miles across 160 sites.

We are looking for a Rehabilitation Support Worker to assist in the delivery of physiotherapy and occupational therapy services to patients who have a variety of needs, diverse presentations and a range of mental health, learning disabilities and / or neurological conditions. You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team under the direction of a Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist to provide treatment according to set treatment protocols after assessment and handover by qualified staff.  You will monitor patient progress ensuring regular feedback is given to therapists and the nursing team. 

You will work collaboratively with colleagues directly involved in the delivery of health care, both in the community, outpatient and in-patient settings, and will develop good working relationships and networks with community resources and statutory and non-statutory providers. You will be allocated time to carry out Headway activities and meetings whilst also promoting Headway on the inpatient wards within Walkergate Park.

Essential Skills;

  • NVQ 3 in Care (or equivalent), or be working towards.


  • Excellent communication skills; you must be able to demonstrate compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity in addition to being able to develop good working relationships and networks with community resources and providers both statutory and non-statutory.
  • Have the ability to deal and manage challenging situations.
  • Be able to recognise and anticipate situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of service users and their carers and advise / the Physiotherapist to prevent physical/mental and behavioural deterioration.
  • Have good understanding of Caldicott Principles, Data Protection, Freedom of Information Act and Trust policies and procedures.
  • Have the ability to contribute effectively to clinical discussions reporting concerns and changes to risks in a timely manner.
  • Be able to adopt an accurate, robust and high standard of record keeping.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills; you will be expected to manage delegated work to deadline and must be able to prioritise workloads in addition to planning and preparing your day to day workloads.
  • Have the ability to show you can recognise and anticipate situations that may impact on the health and well-being of service users and be able to advocate and maintain a philosophy of care which is person/carer centred.
  • Have an understanding of basic IT skills alongside digital recording equipment and record management systems. 
  • Able to work flexibly; you may be required to work in various locations throughout the Trust area.

Please note that this role will require you to frequently work with service users who may exhibit severely challenging and emotional behaviours and you may be exposed to very distressing and very emotional circumstances. The role also requires physical aspects such as transporting equipment or lifting wheelchairs and physically supporting patients with standing, sitting and walking.

To express interest in this role please send a covering letter and your CV to our secretary

Closing date for the application process is 27th May 2022 with interviews expected to commence the week of 30th May.