Specialist Physiotherapist

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
CM LD Physio
29 Romford Road
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc.
03/06/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


An opportunity has arisen within the Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities to recruit a WTE Band 6 Physiotherapist.

We are looking for a candidate ideally with experience in working with adults who have severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. You will need excellent communication skills, be physically able to comply with manual handling guidelines and the implementation of exercise programmes (including in the swimming pool and on the trampoline). Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to new and challenging situations.

The successful candidate will be part of The Community Health Team which provides specialist health services to adults with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families and carers. The multidisciplinary team consists of Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrist, Art Therapist, Management and Administrative staff.

You would be expected to provide a high standard of physiotherapy treatment to clients with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. The service is provided in the community in the setting most appropriate for the clients needs e.g. home, school, college, day centre or leisure centre.

The role will include assessing and treating clients with complex health needs, formulating and implementing treatment programmes and liaising with all agencies involved. It will also include carrying out bespoke programmes in other settings including a Rehabilitation Gym, Rebound Therapy (on the trampoline) and Aquatic Therapy (in the swimming pool). Candidates will also be expected to manage a Continuing Health Care case. You will have monthly supervision with the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, as well as many opportunities for share skills within the MDT. 

For further information please contact Hannah Balderson, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, 020 7059 6600.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hannah Balderson, telephone 0207 059 6600, email Hannah.Balderson@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127