Therapy Assistant

Fairburn Vale, Castleford

Position: Therapy Assistant
Care home: Fairburn Vale
Location: Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2PY
Contract type: Full Time, 36 - 42 hours per week
Rate: £11.42 per hour
Care home CQC rating: Rated ‘Good’ by CQC


This is an exciting opportunity to join our in-house Therapy Team as our new Therapy Assistant at Fairburn Vale care home in Castleford.

As a Therapy Assistant with us, you’ll work with our Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist to provide a high quality therapy service for the people we support. 

You’ll play a key role in empowering people to build their everyday living skills and maximise their independence.

You’ll build relationships with the people you support, and see the progress they make through ongoing care, which is extremely rewarding.


About Exemplar Health Care

Fairburn Vale is part of Exemplar Health Care, one of the country’s leading nursing care providers. 

We support adults living with complex mental health needs, brain injuries, physical disabilities and neuro-disabilities including Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. 

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.


About the role

Our Therapy Assistants work alongside our in-house Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Activities Team to provide therapy treatments and rehabilitation programmes. 

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • providing a range of therapy interventions as part of the wider Therapy Team 
  • supporting people to achieve their personal goals 
  • maintaining accurate records for people receiving therapy interventions
  • promoting choice, dignity and independence.
  • encouraging and supporting people to take part in social activities, both in and out of the home

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About you

Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’re someone who also has:

  • a kind and caring approach
  • a sense of humour and fun
  • a positive, can-do attitude
  • lots of enthusiasm to encourage and motivate others 
  • creative thinking and sound organisational skills 
  • great listening and communication skills.

We welcome applications from Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist Trainees, and those with previous experience working in care or therapy. 


What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • regular supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • retail and lifestyle discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.


How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’. 

For an informal chat about joining us, call us on 01977 630830 or email

Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.