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Juliette Finch - Grad Dip Physiotherapy

Juliette is a highly specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist qualifying in 1992 from St Mary’s Hospital School of Physiotherapy. Juliette has worked in a wide variety of community setting before joining ILS in 2015.

Experience

  • Case management of children with an acquired brain injury and/or Cerebral Palsy
  • The treatment and management of children with complex disabilities
  • Writing clear concise comprehensive needs assessments using functional assessment skills
  • Working with families to set realistic and measurable goals
  • Working collaboratively in a variety of community settings within education, health and social care
  • Contributing to multiagency assessments of children referred to Child Development Centres
  • Multiagency working to ensure each child’s health education care plan is delivered effectively
  • Staff recruitment, supervision, training and mentorship
  • Providing training and competency assessment to staff in postural management, therapeutic intervention, and the safe use of equipment

Key Skills

In addition to her clinical work, Juliette’s warm and personable manner and use of great interpersonal and communication skills enable her to develop a good working relationship and rapport with her clients. Committed to providing an excellent service Juliette calls on her assessment skills to identify issues and provide solutions enabling her clients to achieve their goals.

Professional

  • Registered with HCPC
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK

Areas of Work

Case Management of children and adults with complex needs and Physiotherapy.

Geographical Areas Covered

Gloucestershire within a two hour commute of her base.

Employment

2015 - Present Case Manager, Independent Living Solutions providing case management to children with a range of complex disabilities including brain injury and cerebral palsy. Juliette has a particular interest in neurodevelopmental disability and 24 hour postural management.

Juliette continues to work one day per week at a local residential specialist school and college treating and managing a small caseload of clients aged 5-25.

2007 - Present Paediatric Physiotherapy Department, Swindon PCT/ Borough Council, currently as lead therapist for a traded service of therapists who are responsible for the therapy and management of pupils aged 2-19 within a special school. She provides professional leadership to the team as well as liaising with the school heads over issues such as therapy requirements and staff training/competencies. Holding a clinical caseload Juliette maintains skills in the treatment and management of children with complex disabilities.

April 2002 - December 2007 Sure Start Local Programme, Swindon (half time secondment) lead responsibility for implementing and delivering early Physiotherapy intervention to children aged 0-5 with identified or potential physical difficulties. Offering training to the Sure Start team to guarantee the early identification of motor skill delay and ensuring appropriate interventions were put in place. She was responsible for raising awareness and understanding of the impact of disability on early physical development and function within the team.

November 1998 – August 2003 Paediatric Therapy Department, Victoria Hospital, Swindon, Lead Physiotherapist within the child development assessment team assessing children referred for multi-agency assessment. Treating and managing children identified through the child development assessment or referred directly by GPs and Paediatricians. During this post Juliette spent six months as acting head of Paediatric Therapy, which gave her valuable experience in the operational management of a small team of Paediatric Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

January 1996 – August 1998 Stoke Mandeville Hospital Children’s Centre, at the children’s centre Juliette was responsible for the treatment and management of a varied caseload of children aged between 0 and 16 in a variety of community settings.

Sept 1994 – March 1995 Locum Physiotherapist, Metropolitan Rehabilitation Hospital, Sydney, Orthopaedic and Neurological rehabilitation for a mixed age range of inpatients and Hydrotherapy outpatients.

March 1995 – July 1995 Locum Physiotherapist, Delancy Hospital, Cheltenham, Adult Acute Orthopaedics and Elderly Rehabilitation.

July 1992-April 1994 Basic Grade Physiotherapist, Whittington Hospital, London, Rotational Basic Grade post including 6 months acute Paediatrics.

Maintaining Excellence

In addition to a variety of post graduate training including an 8-week post graduate Paediatric Bobath course and Post graduate training in the Postural Management of People with Complex Disability Juliette is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in a varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions covering the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Managing the complexities of running a care team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk

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