Paediatric Physiotherapist

November 21, 2023
£25008 - £53282 / year
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Job Description

About Us:

A Primary and Secondary SEND school in the borough of Merton for students aged 5 – 19 with PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties), Sensory impairment including deaf, blindness and complex medical needs. The children come from a wide range of backgrounds, but many will also have other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities such as ADHD, and communication difficulties. This school is deeply committed to providing exceptional education to students with SEND. Therapists will work as part of a newly formed multi-disciplinary therapy team and therapy sessions will primarily take place at the school although there may be occasions where this may happen at the child’s home or in a clinic environment.

As a Physiotherapist, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assess, develop and implement specialist physiotherapy treatment, writing reports, providing appropriate specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes.
  • Provide physiotherapy interventions to children with sensory impairment and PMLD.
  • Collaborating closely with fellow educators, therapists, and support staff to provide a holistic and comprehensive learning experience.
  • To monitor and evaluate physiotherapy intervention using feedback, reassessment, and evidence-based practice and outcome measures to measure the effectiveness of intervention, drawing on best practice.
  • Demonstrate skills in handling children with disabilities, including the ability to move patients and clients e.g. in wheelchairs within moving and handling guidelines.
  • To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of professional activities in line with the standards of the organisation, integrated therapy team.
  • To manage and prioritise own workload of both direct and indirect contacts and time allocated working towards personal, integrated therapy service and organisation objectives.
  • Understanding the roles of other professionals and ability to work collaboratively within a variety of teams and organisations relevant to the client group.

Qualifications: To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Registered member of HCPC
  • Registered Physiotherapist with equivalent degree qualification.
  • Experience in specialised Equipment prescription for children with special needs
  • Prior experience working with children with SEND in an educational setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability and a passion for ongoing professional growth.

Why Join Us?: we offer:

  • A supportive and collaborative team of educators, support staff and therapists.
  • Opportunities for professional development to enhance your skills and advance your career.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • A welcoming and inclusive school community.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children with SEND.
  • Grade: Equivalent to AfC Band 6

How to Apply:

If you are ready to make a positive difference in the lives of our exceptional students and contribute to their success, please submit the following to email your CV to or call 020 3150 2258

Join us in shaping the future of our remarkable students and helping them achieve their full potential. Apply today and become a part of our mission to provide quality education for all.