Senior Physiotherapist - St Christopher's

Essential Criteria: Relevant Qualification

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent

Hours: Part Time 24 Hours Per Week

Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 Pro-Rata (£16,799 - £20,999 exact salary)

Senior Physiotherapist - St Christopher's

Position: Senior Physiotherapist

Location: Bristol

Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 Pro-Rata (£16,799 - £20,999 exact salary)

Hours: Part-Time 24 hours per week

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Senior Physiotherapist to join the Multi-Disciplinary Team based at St Christopher's School.

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care, St Christopher's supports children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with additional needs. A friendly and experienced team of therapists are based at the school, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologist and therapy assistants. The therapists, school and care staff work closely together to provide all-round care and support to meet the needs of each pupil. The children attending the school present with a range of conditions and functional abilities, including those on the autistic spectrum and with physical, sensory and complex needs.

The post holder will be responsible for the development and provision of a specialist assessment, treatment and advice for school and care staff to enable the children to develop and reach their full potential.

This post represents an excellent opportunity to work as part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team and specialise in a challenging and rewarding area of complex paediatric neurodisability.


  • Provide Physiotherapy training, support and advice to members of the multidisciplinary teams.
  • Where appropriate, to be involved in service planning exercises, recruitment, retention, and service improvement projects
  • To be responsible for ensuring that quality standards and effectiveness of patient care are continually improved
  • To propose policy changes concerning the physiotherapy management of the client group.
  • To work with the Head of Clinical Services in developing the strategic and operational management of the physiotherapy service across the school.To analyse and interpret assessments to recommend and deliver the best course of intervention for each child
  • Support individual development and care plans and assist individuals in accordance with their needs and wishes, particularly their mobility, physical management and postural management.
  • To formulate, evaluate and review individualized physiotherapy treatment plans, using clinical reasoning skills and utilizing a wide range of treatment options to formulate a specialised programme of care.
  • To demonstrate sound understanding of clinical governance and clinical risk and to demonstrate the use of treatment plans with an evidence-based link.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of accurate written records in line with professional code of conduction.
  • To demonstrate physical ability to carry out physiotherapy assessment and interventions in line with manual handling guidelines.
  • Maintain and update professional expertise and competence in line with requirements of continued professional development, analysing current research and discussing and implementing changes in clinical practice accordingly.
  • To use specialist knowledge to liaise with and refer on to other healthcare discipline when appropriate.
  • To be highly competent in assessing a wide range of conditions experienced by children with complex needs based on advance theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, often in situations where conflicting evidence is present

You will need to have:

Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy

Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council

Experience working with children with complex needs

Knowledge of assessment and intervention approaches for children with complex needs

The ability to work closely and effectively with the MDT, parents and others in order to support children.

The ability to create, implement and review therapy care plans

Knowledge of current intervention policies, practice and national drivers

The ability to work autonomously, flexibly and under sometimes challenging conditions

Enthusiasm, motivation, imagination and initiative

We are keen to promote collaborative practice and to develop staff within a supportive and friendly environment. Staff benefits include life assurance, pension plan, high street discounts, childcare vouchers, employee assistance programme, paid holiday pro rata, training and development.

How to Apply:

If you think this position is for you then we would like to hear from you.  Click “Apply Online” below or call the HR Team on 0117 973 3301.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is disability confident and equal opportunities employer.


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