Physiotherapy Job Summary:
We are looking for a Physiotherapy / In Class Assistant for our 9 year old son who has diplegia resulting from premature birth. He has no language or cognitive impairment and currently attends a Private Prep school in Clapham, SW London.
The job is to act as our sons in class help, from a mobility, accessibility, integration and safety perspective, using your professional skills to facilitate and encourage his overall development throughout the day.
You will be supervised by his current NHS, OT & PT on a termly basis, as well as his private PT on a weekly basis and the school's Special Educational Needs Co-Coordinator. This affords opportunity for Multi disciplinary working and provides you the opportunity for learning and skills development in line with HCPC standards of proficiency.
You will be responsible for the safe and effective use of his seating and mobility equipment (Kaye walker and quad canes), and for implementing his OT & PT programme on a daily basis. You will use your professional knowledge to promote maximal integration with all school activities. You will be required to escort him to his Therapy sessions which take place off the school premises in two separate clinics, accompany and participate with his hydrotherapy. You will be required to escort him on any off site school trips and activities including any residential trips.
For anyone hoping to extend their Physiotherapy experience or Paediatric experience, this job offers a wealth of learning opportunities.
You will be jointly employed by the School and ourselves and will be subject to the schools policies.
We are looking for a qualified PT or equivalent, who does not need to be HCPC registered, since you will work under supervision. Ideally you will have some paediatric experience whilst knowledge of Bobath is an advantage, but is not essential.
The salary is 22K per annum with hours of work being 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday – Friday during term time. Working hours when the school is closed during school holidays will be flexible in agreement between yourself and the employer would never exceed normal weekly hours.
The applicant will be entitled to 6 weeks holiday per annum which may only be taken during the school holidays and in agreement with the employer. There may be the opportunity for additional time off during the school holidays at the discretion of the employer.
Applications are invited from individuals with a Physiotherapy or equivalent qualification, who speak fluent English and who have the relevant work visas to undertake employment in the UK (where required). You must be able to commit to at least one full school year - Sept – August. DBS is desirable but not essential as one will be undertaken prior to starting the job. References essential.
Driving licence preferred and a car will be available to use on the job for the successful applicant if they hold a relevant driving licence
Professional, reliable, innovative, fun, caring and motivated individuals only please.
Please DO NOT apply unless you can fulfil the stated criteria
Help will be given with finding accommodation if required
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment and work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.