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Paediatric Physiotherapist
 
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Paediatric Physiotherapist (Band 6)
Salary - £33,291 - £35,724 pro-rata | Based in Kingston | Permanent | Full-time and Part-time  

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
We have positions available for 2 term time only posts within our special schools and community settings. One post is full time term time only (job share potential for right candidates) and the other is a 3 day term time only post. Both posts offer a fantastic opportunity to work and develop as an individual and as part of a team gaining clinical and operational experience in a supportive environment. We would like to hear from any experienced individuals who have a passion for working with children and young people aged 0-18 years.

As a Paediatric Physiotherapist for Achieving for Children you will be responsible for
  • Providing a neurodevelopmental paediatric service to children aged 0 to 18 years (and up to 19 years in special schools) who have a range of developmental disorders and neurological disabilities.
  • Undertaking assessments of children, and having an awareness of relevant standardised assessments tools, which includes functional and environmental factors. These children may have complex and/or long term disabilities and additional needs.
  • Liaising with the multidisciplinary team, families, carers and other professionals to maintain a holistic view of the child or young person. 
  • Encouraging functional independence in relation to gross motor activities through the assessment and prescription equipment and aids as required.
  • Be able to provide detailed reports for various purposes to include EHCP (education and health care plans).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in complex and challenging situations.
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be a Paediatric Physiotherapist for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points
  • Experience of working as a Physiotherapist with children, young people and families with or without disabilities is essential
  • A degree or degree equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • CSP registration
  • Ideally registered with the APCP
  • Demonstrable experience in being able to use effective communication within the multidisciplinary team with multi-agency professionals and carers to ensure that the safety of individual children is considered as part of an holistic approach to therapy.
  • Analytical skills to reflect on clinical practice and experience
  • Postgraduate training and special interests e.g. Bobath
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.  Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile

Closing Date: 30th November 2020
Interview date: TBC

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Candice Raymond, Lead Paediatric Physiotherapist on candice.raymond@achievingforchildren.org.uk for an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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