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Highly Specialised Community Paediatric Physiotherapist

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata plus HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Would you like to take up an exciting opportunity to further develop your career in Paediatric Physiotherapy as part of a dynamic and friendly team?

We are looking for a highly experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated senior member of staff to help lead in providing a high-quality, comprehensive and proactive clinical physiotherapy service for children and young people (0 to 19) referred to our specialist children's physiotherapy service.We are based at the purpose built Children and Young People's Centre -- Kaleidoscope in Catford and provide physiotherapy for children and young people in the diverse population of Lewisham.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take a lead responsibility for an allocated care pathway, work within special schools, provide early intervention to identified client groups under five and assess and treat school-age children. They will take an active part in leading physiotherapy and multidisciplinary groups for children and supervise and train physiotherapy staff, students and technical instructors.Within Lewisham there is a strong multidisciplinary/multiagency focus to working with children and young people, the post holder will support this and be involved in promoting it for individual families.

We have a physiotherapy team of 11 staff and offer peer support and a strong commitment to continuing professional development.The post holder will have opportunities to develop clinical, organisational and managerial skills in a variety of settings and to work with children of all ages.The successful candidate will be highly specialised, experienced, motivated, organised and committed to working within a team environment.

An enhanced DBS check and fulfillment of the physical requirement of the post are detailed in the Person specification. A clean driving license is desirable.

For further information about this post or to arrange a visit please contact:

Sarah Whiting, Team Lead for Children and Young People's Physiotherapy on 0203 049 1452.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To provide a highly specialist physiotherapy service to children and young people in Lewisham, managing a highly complex caseload of clients with a variety of developmental disabilities. The post holder will provide neurological and neurodevelopmental therapy assessment, intervention and review for children and young people as well as provide clinical supervision and management to a small number of staff members. The service is provided in a variety of locations within the Lewisham area including Kaleidoscope Centre, mainstream schools and nurseries, special needs schools, the family home, aquatic therapy pools, local leisure centres and occasional in-reach into Lewisham Hospital.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
    • HCPC Registration (Health Professionals Council)
    • Evidence of CPD (Continuous Professional Development)
    • Safeguarding/Child Protection
    • Paediatric manual handling
    • Post registration paediatric training


    • Member of APCP (Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists)
    • Member of CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
    • Leadership training
    • Student supervisors course
    • Working at specialist level as demonstrated by ongoing CPD, includes M level accredited courses attended and clinical experience gained
    • Training in Bobath, Orthotics, Aquatic Therapy, DCD, sensory integration.



    • Substantial experience as a Physiotherapist in children and young people's services.
    • Significant experience working in an NHS environment
    • Client centred practice within a multidisciplinary environment.
    • Knowledge and experience in the use of postural management equipment and orthotics
    • Supervision of staff and students
    • Experience of working within a community setting
    • To have proven experience in developing and providing education and teaching programmes to other professionals and students
    • Previous experience working in a school setting and working closely with education services
    • Use of electronic recording systems


    • Evidence of specific area of service improvement/ development
    • Audit and research

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust



    32 Rushey Green


    SE6 4JF

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