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Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are:
  • A large supportive, sociable and friendly MDT team of over 35 Paediatric Therapists
  • Committed to the well-being of our staff
  • Easily accessible via public transport from central London and neighbouring counties

We can provide:
  • Flexible working
  • Time to ensure access to regular and ongoing CPD
  • Opportunities for shadowing in a range of settings
  • Clearly structured caseload and prioritisation system
  • Highly structured induction
  • Access to clinical specialists in all areas
  • Peer supervision

In joining you will receive:
  • A consistent caseload to see through assessment, ongoing therapy and up to discharge
  • Opportunities to take a lead in projects and working groups linked to specialist areas of interest
  • You will provide support and supervision for developing therapists and therapy assistants

In this post you will be an autonomous practitioner, taking a lead in coordinating and providing a highly specialist physiotherapy service to school aged children with profound and multiple difficulties attending Harrow Secondary Special schools for children with severe learning disabilities. Additionally, you will be responsible for providing a highly specialist physiotherapy service to children and young people who do not have an educational placement. You will also have a role in coordinating the DCD and Aquatic therapy services, supporting other staff and working with colleagues in Occupational Therapy to provide assessment and treatment programmes.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialist physiotherapy for a complex caseload of:
  • Children and young people with profound and multiple difficulties within secondary special schools.
  • Children and young people with neurodisability including physical difficulties and SEN who do not have an educational placement or those attending out of borough schools.
  • Children with DCD
  • Children attending the aquatic therapy service

To lead the transition process for students transitioning from special schools to FE colleges and adult services

To provide line management to Physiotherapists and Assistants ensuring supervision, appraisal and development

About us

You will be joining and welcomed into a diverse therapy team who actively promote and advocate for equality and diversity.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for main duties and responsibilities required in this post.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Recognised Physiotherapy Degree and Registered Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
  • Health Professions Council (HPC) - Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of CPD in portfolio including attendance of specialist short courses relevant to children to children with disabilities e.g. Bobath / Aquatic therapy


  • Good written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and established negotiation and problem solving skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills and well developed concentration skills
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work in an unpredictable environment and to prioritise own workload and others
  • Demonstrates ability to be a team player

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Harrow Paediatric Physiotherapy

Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre- Primary Hub



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