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Highly Specialist Children's Physiotherapist- Band 7

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
St Albans
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata and HCA included
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
Are you a Children's Physiotherapist (PT) looking for a new challenge or a PT who wants to further develop your experience in Children's Physiotherapy? Do you want to be part of an innovative and agile Children and Young People's Therapy service committed to delivering high quality care?

We are looking to recruit to a fixed term part time Children's Physiotherapist to join our well-established team based at St Albans Health and Wellbeing Centre in St Albans.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust provides integrated Children's Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy Services for families across the county. Our integrated service is jointly commissioned by health and education, allowing us to provide a seamless pathway of care from early years through to schools and specialist provisions.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be expected to hold a varied caseload for young people aged 0-19 years, providing interventions in a variety of settings such as homes, schools, including special schools, and clinics. Candidates should have post graduate experience/training in Paediatrics. However support, mentoring and training will be provided to meet the individual needs of practitioners in areas where further up skilling and development is required.

The successful candidate must be computer literate and able to demonstrate good working knowledge of a variety of essential computer systems and programmes.

HCT is strongly committed to continuing professional development and the delivery of evidence based practice which is supported through access to regular in-service and external training, clinical supervision, peer support meetings and our staff appraisal scheme.

We can offer:
  • Regular group supervision, managerial supervision and a well-established appraisal system
  • CPD opportunities, including in service masterclasses
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills and to supervise less experienced members of staff
  • Opportunities to work alongside other therapists/assistants to deliver intervention to children/young people requiring specialist support
  • An initial induction period where you will have the opportunity to observe and shadow your team.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description attached, which details the responsibilities within this post. Also attached is the Person Specification.

Successful candidates will need to be enthusiastic and motivated. Good communication, clinical reasoning and organisational skills are essential. You must be a team player but be able to work autonomously and have the ability to champion the needs of your patients.

You will be joining a well-established, supportive team of therapists and assistants. CYP Therapies at HCT pride ourselves on the support we provide to staff. Please see below comments from a current member of the team:

I love working in CYPT/HCT - everyone in the team is super dedicated. There is strong management support, but also space for being flexible and creative to meet childrens needs innovation & good practice is valued and encouraged. I enjoy & appreciate the robust supervision structures, training in supervision & coaching, and the many opportunities for personal development and learning, including for example in-house training days and tutorials. I have worked in many teams across Hertfordshire, all without exception friendly and welcoming. There is an ethos of peer support and encouragement & sharing learning everyone works hard but there is a sense of belonging and always time for a quick chat and plenty of laughs. I feel valued here and I value my lovely colleagues and the fabulous children & young people we work with.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a maximum payment of �1,915 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Health Care Professions Council Registration and compliant as a physiotherapist
  • Evidence of Post graduate training/or equivalent experience relevant to speciality such as: a) Child Development b) Paediatric MSK c) Bobath Techniques d) Specialist courses/ study on conditions that affect child development, neurodevelopment conditions
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Experience and Knowledge


  • Demonstrable post registration experience of working in Children's services
  • Working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of using a range of assessments and treatment methods
  • Experience of participation in education of students
  • Able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning and practical handling skills

Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge, experience of Children's Physiotherapy assessments and interventions related to working with children and an understanding of the theoretical framework underpinning these.
  • The ability to analyse assessment results to formulate treatment plans, including the use of SMART targets, taking into consideration client, social and environmental factors.
  • Design and implementation of Physiotherapy programmes tailored to the individual.
  • To be able to use knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements and decision making, in liaison with senior clinician/supervisor when appropriate
  • To have highly developed: dexterity, precision and eye hand coordination skills, observational skills



  • Hold a full, valid. UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


St Albans Health and Wellbeing Centre

Civic Centre,

St Albans


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