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Juliette Finch

Physiotherapist

Adults

Children

  Gloucestershire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Managing Care Teams
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • 4 years Case Management experience
  • Postural management and therapeutic intervention

Key Skills

  • Writing clear concise comprehensive reports
  • Working with families to set realistic and measurable goals
  • Providing training and competency assessments to staff in postural management, therapeutic intervention, and the safe use of equipment.
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Compassionate and empathetic

Profile

My experience and interpersonal skills enable me to develop a good rapport with my clients. I am committed to excellence and use my assessment and problem-solving skills to facilitate my clients to achieve their goals.

Previous Clinical Experience

2015 to present Juliette works one day per week at a local residential specialist school and college treating and managing a small caseload of clients aged 5-25.

2007 to 2016 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.

Apr 2002 to Dec 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.

Nov 1998 to Aug 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.

Jan 1996 to Aug 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.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury & Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Post Graduate training in the Postural management of People with Complex Disability.
  • Post Graduate Paediatric Bobath Course

Maintaining Excellence

Juliette is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas:

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice

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