Integrated Support Assistant

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Closing Date: 16/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time, Part Time
Location Redcar & Cleveland
Salary £19,918 Per year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

37.5 hours per week -7 day service (shift patterns apply, including Night shifts)

Are you ready for a new challenge and are keen to be involved in a new and developing innovative service??

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital Northallerton as well as established community service teams across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Hambleton and Richmondshire localities.

This exciting new role has been developed to support the new Urgent Community Response and the ‘home first’ multidisciplinary team working across the South Tees locality.

This is an opportunity for those who are interested in working in the local community and being part of an exciting new model of working in the community localities of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland. The service aims to create effective, integrated community services that enable patients to be cared for as close to home as possible, support them in achieving their optimum health and function, and reduce emergency admissions and lengths of stay in hospital. The post holder will work as part of the home first team ensuring the safe discharge of patients and providing follow up re-ablement and care as well as supporting the Urgent Community Response team to keep patients out of hospital where possible.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to work on your own; as part of a team and be involved with individuals with a range of medical, social and mental health conditions, therefore knowledge and experience of this is needed. You will follow set therapeutic interventions and care programmes under the supervision of qualified therapists and nurses.

Excellent communication skills, organisational skills, enthusiasm, ability to travel around the locality, commitment and ability to work with a wide range of agencies are also vital in this post.

This is an opportunity for anyone interested in working alongside nursing and therapy to help bridge the gap between hospital and home. The Home First Team will support patients who have been identified from James Cook Hospital that can be assessed in their own home to facilitate early discharge. The Urgent Community Response team not only support patients on their discharge home as well as providing support to patients already in their own homes by ensuring we do all we can to avoid hospital admission. As an Integrated support assistant you will provide both rehab and care following a person centred plan within the patients’ own home post discharge.

Please note that this vacancy will close when we receive sufficient completed applications.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers Novice leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • To have achieved or be actively working towards a relevant qualification at NVQ level 3 or equivalent transferrable skills



  • Experience of Multi-disciplinary working
  • Previous recent experience of rehabilitation in a health or social care environment
  • Experience working within and acute or community setting
  • Experience of using system one

Knowledge and Skills


  • A team player able to work well with others and demonstrate commitment to team objectives

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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