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Children's Community Physiotherapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about providing innovative community-based children's therapy?

Do you enjoy making a difference to children's and their families lives?

The Children's Physiotherapy Service seeks to provide a high-quality service to children and their families in their home, clinics, nurseries and schools.

You will need to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will need to be able to manage your time effectively and will be required to support other clinicians and manage a designated caseload.

You need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of working in a community setting, the complexities of working within a family and a multidisciplinary multiagency environment, be familiar with children's equipment and their use and be skilled in the delivery of a number of assessment tools and interventions used by Physiotherapists in Children's Community Services.

Own car or access to alternative travel for business use is essential.

This is a permanent fulltime post however part time and job share requests are welcome. This is role is to be based in North Oxfordshire as part of a county wide service and consideration will be made of preferred locality, discussion on successful application.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist and highly skilled physiotherapy assessments and intervention for children and young people with a range of needs including complex disability, with responsibility for their own caseload as an autonomous practitioner. This includes therapy in community settings; homes, clinics and schools, often working alone.

They will work with the clinical team leaders to ensure an efficient, high quality therapy service is delivered which is evidence-based and centred around the needs of the child/young person

They will provide line management and clinical leadership for qualified and non-qualified staff working at lower grades.

They will work jointly with other members of the multi-disciplinary team including Education, Social and Health Care, and will support the EHCP process and delivery of recommended provision.

About us

We are a team of 20 therapists working as part of an integrated service with Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

We are a friendly team with an emphasis on staff well being and development.

You will receive a supportive induction package and we will give you the support and supervision in order to continue to develop your Physiotherapy skills with children and young people. We encourage continuous professional development through both internal and external training.

Job description Job responsibilities

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma / degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Member of APCP/ Special Interest Groups
  • Experience at Band 6 level
Experience Essential
  • Post graduate experience including a range of clinical placements within the NHS
  • Community paediatric experience
  • Experience of working in schools, including promoting inclusion in Mainstream schools
  • Experience of line managing and supervising more junior staff
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the wider multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently under indirect supervision of the Team Lead

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