Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Stroke Rehabilitation Assistant Practitioner to join our Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated individual with good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and on your own initiative.

You will support Physiotherapists, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists in the working within the stroke team across Swansea Bay, in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients in the community.

You will need to be able to demonstrate significant experience of working in rehabilitation in NHS, Social Care or Community based settings. Previous therapy assistant experience and experience of working with individuals who have had a stroke is highly desirable for this role.

The post holders must be able to work with discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Main duties of the job

To support Physiotherapists, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists working within the stroke team across Swansea Bay, in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients.

The work will be based mainly within the Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team and involve community based therapeutic interventions and visits to aid prompt discharge, and assessing patient progress in their home. There may be the need to work within any of the in-patient stroke units to aid early discharge.

The post holder is required to work unsupervised, undertaking independent interventions and decision making within agreed protocols in the community and on the wards, although some supervision and support would be available from qualified therapists.

The role may involve the fitting and instruction on use of adaptive equipment, the supervision of adaptive daily living skills and leading therapeutic groups. The post holder may be required to carry out any of these tasks single-handed.

To assess and undertake agreed treatment programmes with individual clients/patients.

The appointed member of staff will be expected to carry out clinical and administrative duties and adhere to professional codes of conduct. See attached Job Description for full details of responsibilities. 

Working for our organisation

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board. 

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services – we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values – Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city – look no further.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in NHS, Social Services or community setting delivering therapy
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with Stroke patients
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    Essential criteria

  • Experience working within a team
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    Essential criteria

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent in health/social care
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of loan working
  • Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

    Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

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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.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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