Paediatric Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist - South East London

Ref: 142Tuesday 12 October 2021

Paediatric Physiotherapist – September 2021 or sooner - SE London

Do you have a passion and talent for supporting children and young people with additional learning needs and mental health disorders?

Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of children and young people whilst building your experience and furthering your career in SEND?

Are you a qualified Physiotherapist with HCPC registration?

We are supporting the development of a SEND school’s therapeutic offer and have an exciting opportunity for a Paediatric Physiotherapist looking to build on their career in therapy. This is an established and well facilitated SEND school located in SE London, easily accessed via a number of public transport links. Alternatively, parking is available for drivers. We are actively seeking an engaging and passionate Paediatric Physiotherapist to add to their friendly and talented staff team. The school provides education to children with a range of needs including, MLD, SLD, PMLD, PD, neurological conditions and brain injuries. We are looking to speak to professional and committed individuals who are passionate about therapeutic intervention, even if you don't have Physiotherapy experience in a SEND school, we want to hear from you!


What you can expect as a Paediatric Physiotherapist in a SEND school


  • The school's multidisciplinary therapy team provides support such as neurological rehabilitation as well as therapies such as rebound therapy. The children in the school have a wide range of needs and disabilities and will have more difficulty adapting their behaviour appropriately and thus may have difficulties with academic learning. Fortunately the brain has the capacity to re-route connections through physiotherapy. Children with pervasive developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy may need physiotherapy to support themselves in sitting, standing or walking.
  • You will provide physiotherapy to help with movement, to restore movement for children affected by injury, illness or disability and to reduce the risk of injury in the future.
  • Treatment depends on the individual child's needs and will involve advice and a programme to follow at home
  • Physiotherapists also work in a consultative way with schools and teachers, providing advice on reducing risk in daily activities, e.g. lifting a child from a wheelchair. Children can be seen individually or in small groups
  • These opportunities have a lot of scope and can suit applicants of all experience levels and disciplines.
  • Continued Professional Development – this is a learning environment for staff too and the school is continually training their staff to help them support their children's needs, you will become an expert in your field
  • The school has wonderful facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, fully equipped playground and necessary equipment for rebound therapy. All staff are given a school mobile and a Surface Pro Laptop
  • You will have an opportunity to make a huge social impact, in this role you will be shaping the future of the children in your care!


Paediatric Physiotherapist requirements

  • Essential - Physiotherapy qualification and HCPC registration
  • Essential - Passion for working with young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development
  • Essential - Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships
  • Beneficial – Experience in neurological rehabilitation
  • Beneficial - Experience of Rebound Therapy 
  • Beneficial – Experience in therapy support/interventions
  • Beneficial - Experience of working with Autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties and learning difficulties, or experience with SEMH, brain injury


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our Therapy opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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