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Rehabilitation Support Team Lead

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum incl. HCA
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a rehabilitation support worker (RSW)/ therapy assistant with interest and experience of developing others? Are you enthusiastic about the opportunity to be part of the Rehab and Reablement team that regularly celebrates success and positive outcomes. If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 - 12 month fixed-term Rehabilitation Support Team Lead role within our multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Supported by the clinical leadership team, you will have a varied workload overseeing the day-to-day operations of the RSW workforce whilst working with patients who have varying complex needs both independently and through the clinical supervisions of others.

Embracing the power of technology in enhancing patient care, we use EPIC, Rover and Dragon to enable us to take on-the-go notes. This reduces the level of paperwork that builds up and managing workload evenly throughout the day, allowing us to focus on the most important aspect of our role, our patients.

We are an integrated health and social care MDT, working with adults over the age of 18 who have experienced a recent change in their function secondary to physical and/or cognitive changes. We provide up to 6 weeks of tailored rehab that optimises their engagement and independence of their activities of daily living.

As part of King's Health Partners, working at GSTT provides opportunities for comprehensive training and development to continuously improve patient care and employee career progression.

Main duties of the job

Intermediate Care Lambeth provides integrated health and social care at home to adults aged 19 years and older who live in the borough of Lambeth. The people that we support have a range of diagnoses and clinical presentations.

Our service aims to:
  • Facilitate the safe discharge of people from healthcare in hospital to healthcare at home.
  • Provide intensive, short term multi-disciplinary rehabilitation and care support to promote functional independence.

Our Professional Offer to You:
  • Further develop your clinical skills, e.g. assess for suitable equipment, minor home adaptions, cognitive assessment, functional and moving and handling assessments.
  • Develop your skills in holistic assessment, problem solving and joint working with other health and social care colleagues.
  • Develop management and operational skills.
  • Access appropriate GSTT leadership development training courses to support career development.
  • Support you to be involved in OT meetings.
  • Provide you with supervision and clinical support.

At GSTT we are committed to providing:
  • Professional expert advice, including access to our Professional Leads in our community and Hospital settings.
  • An annual appraisal and PDR.
  • Structured in-service development programmes and supervisions.
  • Support to undertake research, audit and service evaluation.
  • Training links to London Southbank and King's College Universities.
  • Support to develop your skills in preparation and presentations

About us

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust:

From our 5 main hospitals, and in the community, we provide a full range of lifelong, general and specialist care, as well as clinical research, innovation, education and training.

We're a diverse and welcoming organisation, and are incredibly proud of our 25,500 staff and the dedication they show to our patients and families.

As a leading centre of clinical research with a long history of innovation and medical firsts, we re able to provide the latest and most advanced treatments. We're ranked top in England for the number of trials open for patients to join and in the top 10 for the number of patients recruited to help us in our research.

Together with our partners in King's Health Partners, we form one of the UK's 8 Academic Health Science Centres.

Our world famous teaching hospitals train the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals of the future. GKT School of Medical Education is our medical school, run jointly with King's College London and King's college Hospital.

We're guided by our values in everything we do and, as one of the largest employers in London, we reflect the diversity, opportunity and ambition of our communities and the people we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role is to support the Deputy Clinical Lead in the delivery of departmental duties within the Senior Rehabilitation Support Worker (SRSW) and Rehabilitation Support Worker (RSW) teams within the Intermediate Care Lambeth service. This will involve delivering against targets whilst ensuring the provision of a high quality multidisciplinary secretarial service to patients and clinical teams within the service.

This post would assume the oversight of the SRSW and RSW teams supporting their line managers in co-ordinating leave, the development and implementation of development opportunities, rota and HR management. The day-to-day service will be managed in accordance with agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints. The post holder may also offer a high level of support administration and organisation to a Multidisciplinary Team where needed and within resource limitations.

The post holder will line manage 4 S/RSWs completing clinical supervisions on home visits.

Please see JD/PS for further details.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Diploma level in Health and Social Care or equivalent experience
  • Care certificate and/or willing to complete
  • GCSE Maths, English and Information communication Technology (ICT) or equivalent
  • Track record of significant continuous professional and management development


  • Full Driver's licence

Previous experience


  • Proven experience of staff supervision/ staff management including recruitment/ retention /appraisal /first line disciplinary and knowledge of budget management issues in a medium-large multidisciplinary team.
  • Significant clinical experience in the community and/or in a rehabilitation setting.
  • Significant experience of working with older adults with complex conditions such as dementia, stroke and falls.
  • Proven experience of managing the delivery of an effective service demonstrating the following: oEvidence of introducing and supporting change processes oEvidence of establishing, maintaining and consolidating effective working relationships with clinicians and multi-disciplinary teams oEvidence of positively influencing organisational culture oTrack record of supporting the management of innovation and service improvements


  • Have significantly contributed to meeting strategic objectives
  • Experience of delivering services across multi-sites
  • Knowledge of medical terminology



  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Highly motivated and ability to work independently
  • Ability to respond to changing demands
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


  • Financial management and analysis skills

Additional Information


  • To be able to lift appropriate loads and manually handle patients
  • To be flexible in their approach to the work, according to priorities and changing organisational systems

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Whittington Centre

11-13 Rutford Road


SW16 2DQ

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