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Specialist Physiotherapist Band 6

Job Description

Paediatric Physiotherapist

Due to additional funding becoming available, an exciting opportunity has arisen for two enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Physiotherapists to join our dynamic Paediatric team here at Anglia Community Enterprise (ACE) in the North East Essex area. Hours are negotiable between the two successful candidates, but the total vacancy is 14 WTE.

As one of the post-holders you will be based between Colchester and Clacton, and will be working with children and young people aged 0-19 years. The caseloads provide the opportunity to develop skills in working with children with a variety of conditions including neurological, developmental, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal. You will also learn/ develop your skills in prescribing orthotics and will learn how to prescribe and maintain specialised postural equipment for the children on your caseload. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of settings including mainstream and special schools, nurseries, children’s homes and clinics. You will also have the opportunity to attend casting clinics with children on your caseload. We are updating our in-service training programmes and full training will be given. You will receive direct clinical supervision from a Highly Specialised Band 7 Paediatric Physiotherapist.

We are co-located with other Paediatric and Adult therapy teams at our office base, and have good access to Paediatricians, thereby optimising communication between services.

The successful candidates will have proven clinical skills, will be required to participate in regular in-service training; and will take part in staff development through the appraisal process, supervision and CPD opportunities.

As one of the post-holders you will need effective communication skills as you will work with parents, children and young people with disabilities and the wider multi-disciplinary/ multi-agency team. The ability to commute around the organisation’s geographical area is essential.

Closing date is 28th October 2016. Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Informal enquiries can be made to Maggie Vincent, Lead for the Paediatric Physiotherapy service ( ( Phone number removed ) )/ ( Email address removed ). Informal visits can be arranged on request.

This post is classified as Regulated Activity and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). You must therefore disclose on your application form all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, which are not protected. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of cautions and convictions and what you must therefore disclose on your application form can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. If you are offered the post we will need to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check for you. You will also be expected to join the DBS update service and renew this annually, the cost of which will be reimbursed to you. You are advised to read the attached leaflet regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service

Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community. Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately

Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) Community Interest Company was created as a stand-alone organisation on 1st January 2011. We are a Social Enterprise, limited by shares and completely employee owned providing predominantly NHS funded healthcare. We have commenced one of England's largest current health care contracts to deliver care closer to home (community based health services) and we have just been awarded Independent Provider Status into the NHS Pension Scheme for the majority of our contracts

Our vision is to be the leader in the communities that we serve, providing innovation, quality, and value for money as we deliver healthcare services that are accessible to all.

Our social mission is to maximise our role as a service provider, employer, purchaser, community member, partner and investor to improve the health and well-being of the communities in which we work. Our commercial mission is to provide effective, profitable, value for money services which meets the needs of our customers and support organisational growth

Information regarding our values can be found on the key benefits and information sheet, attached to this advert.

Just 1 hour 30 minutes from London, Clacton on Sea is situated on the East coast close to Colchester (the oldest recorded town in Britain) and Harwich International Port. It has all the attractions of a traditional seaside resort, including an award winning beach and two theatres. The nearby countryside and Stour Estuary offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and sailing.

Colchester itself is Britain’s oldest recorded town and is a great place to live and work. Surrounded by the beautiful ‘Constable Countryside’ there is a superb choice of shopping and leisure facilities and a number of high achieving schools. The coast is nearby, yet we are only 50 minutes by train from London. There is also easy access to the continent via Stansted Airport and Harwich International Port.

We operate a probationary policy and all new staff will be subject to a 6 month probationary period

You are advised to read all of the attached documentation before completing your application form including the:

  • Job description and person specification as your application will be judged against this criteria,
  • Key Benefits & Information Sheet which details ACE's values, Pre employment checks required and the benefits of working with the organisation (inlcuding pension information)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service information sheet if a DBS is required

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in all areas of the organisation and through our policies we aim to encourage, manage and value diversity to ensure equality for all.

Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately.

If you are short listed for interview, details will be sent to you via unsecure e-mail to the the e-mail address provided on your application form. You are therefore advised to check your e-mail on a regular basis. We may also correspond to you via NHS Jobs, you are therefore also advised to check your NHS Jobs account on a regular basis

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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