Physiotherapy Assistant
Central London, South East London, South London, South West London
Posted 7 months ago


SEND Physiotherapy Assistant – February Start – Temp to Perm – £100 – £110 per day – Croydon

WFW is currently working in partnership with a friendly independent school in Croydon which caters for children from 16-25 years with complex medical needs and physical disabilities. I am looking to recruit an enthusiastic, caring and reliable SEND Physiotherapy Assistant to work with students on a daily basis, who is passionate about special education and is dedicated to making a positive difference.

This is an incredibly rewarding role which offers excellent training, support and progression opportunities and would be perfectly suited to an aspiring Physiotherapist, or someone with relevant experience/transferable skills in the care sector who is looking for a new role working with children and young people with SEND.

As a SEND Physiotherapy Assistant you will be supporting the Physiotherapist and SLT in all areas.


Person specification

  • Have a caring, patient and positive personality
  • Be an aspiring Physiotherapist
  • Hands-on experience working with people (ideally children and adolescents) with SEND or in a physiotherapy capacity
  • Must be happy to support in the swimming pool with hydrotherapy on a regular basis
  • Willingness to carry out personal care (support with toileting and feeding
  • Manual handling and hoisting experience
  • PECS, Makaton or experience working with children who are non-verbal (beneficial not essential)
  • Willingness to undertake training courses and develop your skills by learning from colleagues and SLT
  • Be an excellent timekeeper, have good references and record of attendance


About the role

  • Working within a special education setting on a 1-1 basis with children of all ages with complex medical needs and physical disabilities, alongside the Physiotherapist and other Assistant Physiotherapists
  • Work as a team, alongside teachers, SLT and other support staff, to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students
  • Be given the opportunity to take part in internal and external training and be offered dedicated support from the SLT and SENDCo
  • Temp to perm contract
  • Full-time, Monday to Friday (8.30am – 4pm)
  • Term-time only


Why work for this school?

  • Small independent school – incredibly rewarding career and supportive, friendly team who feel like family!
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities. Ongoing training and an impressive induction training programme, supported and led by qualified physiotherapists and nurses.
  • Opportunity for a permanent contract in 3 terms of less.
  • Term-time only role – excellent work-life balance with half-terms and school holidays off to focus on family or hobbies!


If you’re interested in applying, please submit a full up-to-date CV.

Job Features

Job Category

Primary, Secondary, SEND


£100 - £110 per day

Year group

Nursery / Reception / KS1 / KS2 / KS3 / KS4 / KS5 / SEND

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