• NHS
  • Full Time
  • Widnes

Job Description

We are a community based team, working with children and young people 0-19 years, with a range of physical and developmental conditions, complex needs and functional difficulties. We work in a variety of settings, including purpose-built health centres, mainstream and SEN schools and nurseries, and children’s homes.

This post will be based at Woodview Child Development Centre and will be mainly clinic based covering Halton and Cheshire West Boroughs.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic HPCP registered Physiotherapist with excellent communication skills, a keen interest and experience in paediatrics and a willingness to develop skills in this specialist area. You will need to be a team player and work collaboratively with a supportive and integrated therapy team. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to apply theory to practice in relation to current evidence.

You will be provided with support to develop paediatric physiotherapy assessment and treatment skills, and receive regular support and supervision. You will be required to participate in ongoing service development and progression, and contribute to training to the wider health and education MDT. Multidisciplinary and multi-agency working is a major part of the job and allows the team to provide person centred, safe and joined up care. We contribute fully to the SEND agenda and enjoy good relationships with our local authority colleagues, wider MDT and local parent groups.

If you are looking for the opportunity to further develop your paediatric physiotherapy skills with opportunities for continued professional development and access to formal appraisal systems then we would like to hear from you. This is a chance to be a part of caring children’s services and to contribute to improving the lives of children and their families.

Please contact: Val Hancock Team Lead for any further information on Mobile: 07919 143587 or email [email protected]

What we offer

We offer a great package with inclusion in the following benefits to name but a few:

  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Up to 6 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase an additional 4 weeks annual leave
  • Access to a Staff Health & Wellbeing Hub which offers advice, support and schemes including Occupational Health services which include self-referral access to medical assessment facilities, Physiotherapy and a Counselling Helpline service which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Staff Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • A to Z list of staff benefits and discounts
  • Opportunities to join our Staff Champions and Staff Engagement Group
  • Optional Annual Health Checks, Flu Vaccines and Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives
  • Special leave provisions, including some over and above statutory entitlements
  • Flexible working options to help staff achieve a work/life balance

Please ensure that you read the Job Description which also includes the person specification before applying for this post.

Please note:

If the advertised post requires a DBS check the successful candidate will incur the cost of the DBS check which will be taken in three equal monthly instalments from salary.

We advise that you complete and submit your application form as soon as possible, because should we experience a high level of interest in the post it may be closed early.

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Bridgewater is an equal opportunities employer:

We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects our local communities, we therefore welcome applications from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious belief or other personal circumstance. We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process please contact the Recruiting Manager for this post.


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