Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist
Sussex Community NHS Trust - Brighton

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Sussex Community NHS Trust is committed to paying all our staff the Living Wage. This is an hourly wage rate that ensures working people on the lowest incomes achieve a decent standard of living for them and their families. We are the first NHS organisation in Sussex to have been granted accreditation as a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

Staff working in the South East Coast Region will be given priority consideration for vacancies if they are at risk of redundancy.

The Brighton and Hove Children and Families Service, in partnership with Sussex Community NHS Trust, require a highly skilled and motivated paediatric physiotherapist, with specialist knowledge of complex conditions. This full-time post is based at Seaside View Child Development Centre at Brighton General Hospital, and will require enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

The post-holder will need to have at least 4 years post-graduate experience (including at least 2 years at Band 6 level within the specialty).

The post-holder will need excellent communication skills to work as part of an integrated child development team, which includes healthcare, education and social care services. You will work in a variety of settings including the child development centre, special and mainstream schools and therefore a car user is essential. You will work with children aged 0-19 years of age (and their families), who have a wide range of developmental and neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy and developmental co-ordination disorder. You will be involved with our multi-disciplinary clinics.

The postholder must be able to work independently and have leadership qualities but also work well within a team. You will undertake regular supervision and CPD and will be responsible for supervision of more junior staff.

** This is a fixed term position ending 31st March 2015.

If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date.

When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.

Please indicate under "supporting information" if you have a disability and wish to be considered for shortlisting in line with our 2 ticks commitments and/or if you have any particular requirements to enable you to participate in the selection process. Please insert "I wish to apply under the 2 ticks scheme".

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your e: mails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

If you are successful in your application for this post you will be expected to attend the Trust's Corporate Induction which takes place at the Trust’s headquarters at Brighton General Hospital. This will give you a real opportunity to meet other colleagues starting at the same time. As well as this it will provide you with an informative session on the Trust, its values and mission along with an opportunity to meet key individuals such as our Chief Executive. Start dates will be made available to you during the selection process.

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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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