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Allied Mental Health Practitioner - Specialist Adult Autism Service

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
This post offers an exciting opportunity to join the newly commissioned Adult Autism Intensive Support Team in Cornwall. The team will work flexibly across the county, there may be occasions for out of county travel when supporting repatriation of people with autism from in-patient facilities back to community settings in Cornwall.The ability to work independently as well as within a team will also be required. Working using technology has led to exciting developments in the way the team delivers services so candidates will need to be IT literate and have experience using digital clinical records, as well as the desire to explore new ways of engaging with stakeholders using technology.The candidate will also be required to work with multiple agencies and service providers across Cornwall which will require upon excellent communication skills.Cornwall offers exceptional opportunities to explore the countryside and coast, with a huge variety of activities available letting your career and lifestyle choices come together.

Full time and part time hours will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be working as part of a new dynamic and enthusiastic team providing person-centred care to adults over 18 with autism and who have complex healthcare/behavioural needs. You will undertake specialist assessments and interventions for monitoring individuals health outcomes through effective review and care planning.

You will have knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Planning .

You will be responsible for the maintenance of high levels of evidence-based clinical practice, contributing to and facilitating Care Processes and Pathways. You will manage and supervise the work of others, and act as a mentor and preceptor.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications & experience


  • Current professional registration with recognised professional body
  • Relevant specialist clinical skills and experienceparticularly around Positive Behaviour Support/Autism
  • Experience of working with people with autism using specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions
  • Professional qualification


  • Child and Adult Safeguarding and protection NHS mandatory training

Skills and Aptitude


  • Supervision and mentorship knowledge
  • Critical appraisal of legislation, policies, procedures, protocols, professional regulation and codes of practice
  • Information Technology skills in order to provide specialist training


  • Developing leadership and management skills

Knowledge and abilities


  • Knowledge of equality and diversity legislation
  • Evidence of training, teaching and supporting other staff in an MDT or multi agency setting



  • Ability to work alone and part of a team
  • Ability to manage own time and caseload
  • Computer literate

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Chy Govenick




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