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Developing Paediatric Physiotherapist
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Developing Paediatric Physiotherapist (NHS B5 equivalent)

Salary £31,044 to £33,324 per annum (fte) | Based in Kingston Upon Thames | Permanent | 21.6hrs / week (0.6FTE)

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups. To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

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

The Paediatric Physiotherapy service is based at The Moor Lane Centre in Chessington as well as special schools within the borough of Kingston and is funded by the NHS CCG. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who has an interest in developing their skills in paediatric physiotherapy and working with a complex caseload of children and young people with significant disability and complex health needs aged 0 to 18 years.

As a developing paediatric neurodevelopmental physiotherapist for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for but not limited to:

● Working autonomously to assess and treat children and young people with complex neurodisability in a range of community settings including but not limited special and mainstream schools, children’s homes and clinics. Providing individualised exercise programs aimed at meeting the SMART goals of the child/ young person
● Writing reports for assessments and EHCP’s (Education and health care plans) in a timely manner demonstrating good knowledge of the process ensuring all needs are met.
● Working as part of the wider MDT
● Communicating and sharing your knowledge and advice to parents and carers involved in the young person’s care
● Be able to assess for and prescribe specialist equipment to meet the 24 hour postural management needs of your caseload

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 developing paediatric neurodevelopmental 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·

  • BSc/ MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with HCPC, UK
  • Member of the CSP
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD and desire to learn
  • Have a good understanding of normal childhood development and experience working with children and young people
  • Have knowledge of childhood neurological conditions and effect on development
  • Knowledge of treatment approaches for said conditions
  • Have good clear communication
  • Demonstrate strong time management skills and be able to work in a pressurised environment with tight timescales

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 Developing Physiotherapist Role Profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Candice Raymond; Lead Paediatric Physiotherapist on or 0208 547 6039 to request an informal discussion.

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

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2020

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