• Full Time
  • London SE6
  • 25,147 - 27,596 £ / Year

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

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  • £25,147 – £27,596 a year

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  • Full-time


London SE6

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You will be based within the multi-disciplinary team under the direction of qualified Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Speech and language therapists at Kaleidoscope. You will work both at the centre and in Lewisham community locations with 0-19 year olds with long term neurological conditions including learning disabilities and complex needs.

You will be working to support our children and young people to promote their physical health and wellbeing using a range of specialist therapy approaches, including postural management, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy and sensory interventions.

You will also be contributing to specialist standing, mobility and sleeping aids and equipment reviews, orders and to complete minor adjustments and maintenance of specialist postural management equipment.

To work independently as a Therapy Assistant Practitioner, undertaking observations, informal/formal assessments/therapeutic interventions on an individual and group basis for children seen by the team, under the guidance of qualified therapists.

To provide a range of practical clinical support to the service, taking responsibility for specific areas of work as delegated, such as taking photographs and video, monitoring specialist positioning and mobility equipment, and producing resources for therapy and/or training.

To help provide clinical support to the service when necessary, including non-direct and direct work with children and their families/carers and school staff

To assist in the provision of high quality clinical administrative support to the therapy Team, being competent to carry out all the basic admin tasks whilst taking responsibility for specific areas of work which align themselves with the clinical work undertaken.

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:

Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development

Widening access (anchor institution) and employability

Improving the experience of staff with disability

Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development

Making equalities mainstream

We are looking for someone who is:

  • passionate about working with children and young people with disabilities and special needs.
  • practical and comfortable working with their hands and using tools and enjoy putting items of equipment together like furniture
  • competent using technology to deliver administration work and support clinical work
  • can work flexibly
  • compassionate and respectful person
  • is a person who can work under the direction of others as well as taking initiative and being able to work independently and manage their time to complete tasks given in a timely and productive manner
  • good at managing their time
  • confident to meet new people and has good spoken and written communication skills
  • excited to learn, can direct their own learning, showing drive, initiative, and a commitment to undertaking a relevant apprenticeship.





To apply for this job please visit www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk.