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Children's Physiotherapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS (Pro Rata for part time)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
Full Time / Part Time / Term Time only hours considered

Are you looking for a new challenge and to develop specialist skills within paediatric physiotherapy?

One year fixed term contract from October 2023 to cover maternity leave.

Full time/part time will be considered

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced community paediatric physiotherapist to lead the Community/preschool Physiotherapy Service in Brent. We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic paediatric physiotherapist with appropriate post graduate physiotherapy skills to join our friendly, supportive therapy team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists and assistants.

We are dedicated to developing innovative services and work collaboratively with our local Child Developmental Team, Education and Social Care services, with joint assessments and discussion forums.

As a member of the Team you will provide a high quality service to Children & Young People, aged 0 to 19 years with physical needs in a variety of settings including preschool, nurseries, mainstream and special schools and community clinics.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will hold a varied SEN caseload, and will be expected to undertake specialist Physiotherapy assessments and devise client centred treatment interventions. The post holder will also provide a leadership role to SEN pathways for preschool and school age CYP and support staff through appraisal and in service training. The post holder will also contribute to the development of physiotherapy clinical pathways and care packages and coordinate physiotherapy services to CYP transitioning from preschool to school and into adult services.

You will work as an autonomous practitioner and support is available through o Peer support from an experienced and friendly teamo Multi-professional team workingo Opportunities to develop specialist clinical skills o A strong commitment to CPD and clinical effectiveness including auditso A comprehensive supervision and appraisal structure o The opportunity to develop advanced clinical supervision skillso The opportunity to help create innovative service designs and support managementin service development and wider paediatric therapies service.

Applicants must be registered with the Health Professions Council and CSP and have relevant post graduate experience, as specified on the job description and person specification.For further information/informal visit, please contact: Sarah Leer, Lead for Paediatric Physiotherapy

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BAME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of the post-holders own work.
  • To assess, treat and manage a caseload of children and young people with a wide range of profound and multiple physical disabilities as appropriate to the clinical area.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses in conditions, with occasional guidance from specialist physiotherapists as an autonomous practitioner
  • To formulate accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, providing individualised treatment / management programmes.
  • To continually reassess patients in order to progress treatments effectively.
  • To co-ordinate intervention which may include other disciplines and advises and educates patients/carers/ relatives/other health professionals. Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities

  • Person Specification



    • Degree/ Diploma in Physiotherapy
    • Valid Health and Care Professions Council Registration
    • Relevant post-registration specialist education
    • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


    • Member of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
    • Supervisory / leadership skills training
    • Evidence of attendance at training in the area of assessment and treatment of children with additional needs



    • Specialist knowledge and experience in paediatric physiotherapy including children with additional needs.
    • Experience of delivering physiotherapy within a community setting, including clinic, patient's homes, schools, nursery or children's centres as appropriate.
    • Substantial experience as a Band 6 physiotherapist in Paediatrics.
    • Post graduate experience covering core rotations.
    • Knowledge/ experience in the use of relevant assessment and treatment approaches, including the use of standardised assessments.
    • Evidence of effective multi-disciplinary and ,multi-agency work
    • Experience in training/teaching healthcare professionals
    • Experience in contributing to policy, procedures, guidelines and clinical standards development.
    • Evidence of the ability to supervise or manage Junior Staff/ Assistants/ students


    • Experience in conducting audits and / or research.
    • Experience in setting up new projects/ initiatives
    • Knowledge of current policy and political drivers impacting on public health and the NHS.

    Skills and Knowledge


    • Ability to take a clinical leadership role in the community physiotherapy team.
    • Advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of paediatric patients with a variety on conditions or complex needs.
    • Sound knowledge of clinical practice and issues relating to the delivery of physiotherapy.
    • Ability to work autonomously.
    • Ability to work as a team member and promote collaborative multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working.
    • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and demonstrate clinical reasoning.
    • Highly developed communication and reports writing skills, in verbal and written format. ? Highly developed presentation skills and ability to present to professionals at all levels.
    • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise workloads effectively, meet deadlines and deal with work pressures and demands.
    • Able to support junior staff to manage time effectively, prioritise workloads effectively, meet deadlines and deal with work pressures and demands.
    • Excellent IT skills - Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, clinical record keeping systems.
    • Ability to work with paediatric patients from a diverse range of backgrounds 0-19years.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the variety of specialist equipment available and be able to clinically reason which if any was most appropriate for the child and why.
    • Knowledge and understanding of care pathways to facilitate appropriate referrals

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central London Community Health Trust


    Chalkhill Primary Care Centre, Wembley,


    HA9 9FX

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