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Technical Instructor

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Trafford Childrens Therapy Service
NHS AfC: Band 3
Job ref
Sale Water Side
Band 3
18/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Interviews to be held 8th March 2019 


Service/Ward/Department Summary:

The Children’s Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Service provides Therapy and specialist equipment to children who are experiencing developmental difficulties. They support children in clinics, schools and the home, helping to improve the lives of children with complex needs. 

The team is co-located alongside their Complex Needs multi-agency colleagues and services at:1st Floor, Waterside House, Waterside, Sale.M33 7ZF. 

The service aims are always to provide high quality, holistic packages of care for all children and families in conjunction with our other health, education and social care providers. This is a team with a strong evidence based approach to treatment and care for children with long-term and complex needs difficulties. 

Role Summary:

  • The post holder will work under the support and direction of the occupational and physiotherapist to provide maintenance and upkeep of equipment on loan to children and young people.
  • The work will include independent visits to children and young people in their homes and schools.
  • The post holder will also be required to engage in supporting therapists to deliver therapy e.g. assisting in hydrotherapy. 

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

  • To be responsible for the stock management, upkeep, maintenance, fitting and adjusting of specialist children’s therapeutic equipment within children’s homes and educational environments in line with guidance from the MHRA (The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency)
  • Manage own case load of children and young people who need regular maintenance checks of equipment on loan under the guidance and supervision of a therapist
  • Work with local social services stores to ensure all specialist paediatric equipment is in sound working order and fit for purpose and in a regular programme of maintenance.
  • Develop an intricate working knowledge of each item of specialist equipment.
  • To support therapists in the therapeutic use of equipment and implementation treatment plans
  • Provide assistant support for Hydrotherapy with the jointly managed physiotherapy service 
  • Be able to assess and replace and fit small component parts on equipment as required. 

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

  • Evidence of education in a related field e.g., child care, health and social care, medical devices, to NVQ 3 level.
  • Training/experience in working with children and young people
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate training
  • To be able to swim and assist others if required
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs

No smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

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

Rachel Downey / Sue McAlinden Occupational Therapist/ Service Manager Complex Needs                              

Contact Number: 0161 912 4335

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3181