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Specialist Physiotherapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic physiotherapist with diverse clinical skills to join the Exeter and East Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team (IATT). The team provide a client focused community based service to adults with a learning disability and complex needs that cannot be met by our mainstream colleagues.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and experience of working with people with complex physical needs. Experience of working with people with learning disabilities is desirable but not essential, if experience has been gained in a similar field with transferrable skills. You will be competent in a wide range of clinical skills as outlined in the Job Description, demonstrate an ability to work alone and as part of a multidisciplinary team and be able to be mobile across areas of Devon as needed.

Main duties of the job

The role will require you to confidently work independently with adults with complex postural and physical needs, completing thorough assessments and providing evidence based treatment programmes as well as training family and carers in 24 hour postural management. The role involves participation in hydrotherapy sessions, postural management clinics and to work closely with senior physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and students.

You will be joining a Devon wide specialist physiotherapy team as well as working within the Exeter and East Devon Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team (IATT) based in Exeter and Honiton.

Please feel free to contact Laura Canning, Postural Management Specialist Physiotherapist, for an informal chat about the role.

We look forward to welcoming you to our dedicated and expanding team within Devon Partnership Trust.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Valid State registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of on-going training and development in the theory and practice of Physiotherapy
  • Further postgraduate training, short specialist courses
  • European Computer Driving Licence/similar qualification or equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • Post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with people with communication difficulties
  • Experience in managing a diverse workload
  • Previous community experience
  • Student supervision
  • Administration of standardised assessments
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Franklyn House

Franklyn Drive



ex2 9hs

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