Generic Health Care Support Worker

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Generic Therapy Support Worker to join our well-established Community Rehabilitation Team within the integrated care service


The team supports discharge from hospital, prevention of admission as well as promoting a return to independent and purposeful community living for people in the Perth city locality


You will work within the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams and will be responsible for providing a range of therapeutic assessment and treatment interventions as part of a rehabilitation programme to people in their own homes and wider community

Experience of working in the Health or Social Care is essential and education to SVQ level 4 or equivalent would be advantageous.


The Perth City Community Rehabilitation Teams provide excellent formal and informal supervision and support individual development and innovative practice through performance development reviews and learning plans.


Applicants must possess good communication skills, be able to work as part of a team and be able to demonstrate the ability to deal with challenging situations.


You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment.


If you have these skills, display strengths based and socially inclusive approaches to working and are committed to improving the lives of people then we would like to hear from you.


Informal enquiries to: Julia Cangulen (Occupational Therapist) Tel (01738) 475217 or

Iona Dawes (Physiotherapist) Tel (01738) 475975


Hours of work are: 37 hours per week

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.


NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.


Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

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