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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/05/2022.

Band 5 Community Children's Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119256-KW1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Do you enjoy therapeutic play, have you ever tried it?

The sky is the limit when it comes to imagination; take them on an obstacle course across a desert or make tea for a pirate on a secret island. Are you interested to take therapeutic principles of exercise and posture to the next level, enabling children and young people to achieve their independence?

It may be to enable a young person to access their electric chair to enable them to go into the community or it may be to support them towards independent access of a gym following surgery.

Does this sound interesting? Then this may be just the creative and rewarding job you are looking for. We are interested in those who are passionate about making positive changes to children and young people who have physical challenges, and we are aiming high.

Post Covid we have some money to expand our enthusiastic and forward-thinking team, who in the pandemic have been working hard to make our environment much more rewarding to work in. We have been busy fundraising and have two brand new sensory rooms and more new premises on the way resulting in three physio gyms across Leicestershire.

If you enjoy making a difference, then this is the place to be....

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist to join our large, innovative community-based team working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as part of our Children’s Therapy Team. This is a permanent post available on full time hours, however part time hours (minimum of 22.5 hours) would be considered. This is a superb opportunity for anyone wanting experience working in paediatrics in a development role within a supportive team or to further broaden your current paediatric experience and skills. Normal service delivery is from Monday to Friday; working patterns can be flexible between the hours of 8am – 6pm.

The Children’s Physiotherapy Service seeks to provide a high-quality service to children and their families in their home, clinics, nurseries and schools. We have developed pathways within Early Years, Complex Disability and Physical Disability, and specialist interests in eating and drinking difficulties, palliative care, neuromuscular conditions, conditions caused by spinal lesions, hemiplegia, management of gait and mobility, postural care including seating, spasticity management and orthotics and have the support of a Clinical Professional Lead.

You will need to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, to work as part of a Multidisciplinary and Multi Agency Team. You will need to be able to manage your time effectively and will be required to support other clinicians and manage a small, designated caseload.

You will gain 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.

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 multi agency 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 community children’s services.

Car owner/driver essentialas it is unlikely that public transport will meet the needs of this job.

For further information please refer to the job addendum attached or for an informal visit please contact Laura Bottomley, Team Leader on 0116 295 2492 at Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8PQ

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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