The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. Established in 2015, we set out to create outstanding services across the country and have invested significantly to achieve this. Aurora offers an exciting career opportunity to enthusiastic and committed people wanting to play a part in our rapidly developing company.
We are currently looking for a Physiotherapist to join Orchard Manor.
Orchard Manor provides education, care and therapeutic support for young people with severe and profound communication difficulties associated with conditions like cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and degenerative disorders. They may have complex health and sensory needs and associated difficulties that require specialist support to enable them to access a bespoke curriculum. It is one of the few transition service for young adults in the country that offers this level of highly specialist support.
We have one aim; to empower children and young people to develop and grow in their own unique and inspiring way.
The site is currently undergoing significant redevelopment that will provide contemporary living and learning environments for young people with complex needs. Located in 16-acres of grounds in the village of Meldreth, our school provides a wonderful working environment, supportive and friendly teams and training – all of which offers a fantastic and rewarding career opportunity for those wanting to make a real difference to others.
Our passionate and committed team are looking for like-minded people to join them. If you’re someone who believes in giving children and young people with disabilities the best opportunities to succeed in life, we’d like to hear from you.
- “Your role is to come in and make that person’s life awesome. Now that’s a pretty good job. It’s a great job!” - Shelley, Support Worker
By becoming an Aurora Physiotherapist, you’ll be choosing a truly rewarding career and, with development plans for both Aurora and Orchard Manor, you too can make someone’s life awesome.
Your role is to support young people to live happy and fulfilled lives, as independently as possible.
As Physiotherapist, you will be responsible for the development of a Physiotherapy Service. The post holder will provide Physiotherapy Services in response to needs identified by assessment, to enable young people to fulfil their potential in all aspects of their lives.
To provide a Physiotherapy Service, which is run in an efficient manner so that young people’s needs are met effectively.
- To be professionally and legally accountable and responsible for all aspects of your own work including the management of young people in your care.
- To be accountable for the delivery of Physiotherapy programmes and training/monitoring staff in delegated tasks e.g. suction, competency assessments.
- To provide professional support, leadership and supervision as appropriate.
- To provide Physiotherapy training, support and advice to members of the multidisciplinary teams.
- To maintain and update professional expertise and competence in line with requirements of continued professional development.
- To manage Physiotherapy resources on a day to day basis.
- To ensure compliance with Aurora policies, regulations and protocols.
- To advise colleagues and senior leaders about issues related to Physiotherapy.
- Where appropriate, to be involved in service planning exercises, recruitment, retention, and service improvement projects.
- To maintain regular records of intervention using agreed protocols and in line with the code of professional conduct.
- To attend appropriate reviews and team meetings; promoting our culture of joint working with other disciplines and outside agencies.
- A recognised degree in Physiotherapy (MSc, or Batchelors in Physiotherapy with a Learning Disability placement) and current registration of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Requirements of the role:
- Ability to demonstrate and commit to continual professional development.
- High level of mental and physical stamina.
- A strong desire to make a difference to young people.
- Willingness to undertake a trainer qualification in Moving and Handling and to provide training to colleagues.
- Willingness to design and deliver Rebound therapy programmes and provide training to colleagues.
- Previous experience in an Physiotherapy role, preferably with adults in neuro-rehabilitation and/or learning disability.
- Experience of directing others and working collaboratively.
- Experience of delivering therapy in a hydrotherapy pool.