Category: Outpatient
Closing Date: 29 May 2018
Salary: £38,035.00 to £48,256.00 per annum
Location: London
Full time/Part time: Full Time
Position Type: Permanent

1. Core Responsibility
The Community Learning Disability Service provides integrated specialist health care and social care to adults with Learning Disabilities in Tower Hamlets and for young people in “transitions”. The service is provided via a partnership arrangement between the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the East London Foundation NHS Trust. The service provides assessment, intervention, support planning, therapy, advice, training and consultation for people with learning disabilities, and their carers. To receive health services people must be registered with a GP in Tower Hamlets. To receive social care support people must either live in Tower Hamlets or have had their care and support arranged outside the borough by the Council’s Adults’ Directorate. The CLDS includes the Create Day centre which has its own operational policy. The service is organized into multi-disciplinary care programs covering specific areas of client need (Community Health and Well-being, Mental Health & Behavioral Needs, Transition).

The Team is committed to facilitation and liaison with local health and social care services in order that people with learning disability can access mainstream services where possible and that their experience and outcomes are good. Providing a high quality community based physiotherapy service to adults with learning disabilities in Tower Hamlets, the post holder will work closely with The Lead Clinician for Physiotherapy (Band 8a) and have management responsibility for the Band 5 Physiotherapist and assistant post.

The post holder will contribute to the continuing development of physiotherapy and of the multidisciplinary Team. The post holder will assist in the clinical leadership and development of the provision of a high quality expert Physiotherapy Service to a specialist caseload of adults with learning disabilities and their families/carers who have complex needs. The post is community based and involves working with the clients in their homes, local communities, at day centers or in schools. The post holder will also have responsibility for contribution to Service planning, delivering and evaluation of the physiotherapy services provided within the Community Learning Disabilities Service (CLDS).Acting autonomously the post holder will manage a defined caseload of complex cases independently, evidencing problem solving and clinical reasoning skills in line with evidence based and client-centred principles.

Employer Information

Tower Hamlets, Community learning Disability service, 2nd Floor Beaumont house, Mile End Hospital, London, E1 4DG [more details]