We are looking for a Nurse or an Allied Health Professional (e.g. Speech and Language Therapist or Occupational Therapist) to join our enthusiastic Neurodevelopmental Team based at the Newberry Child Development Centre.Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will have considerable experience of working with children and young people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and have experience of working within a diagnostic team or contributing to one. Ideally, we seek a candidate who has already completed ADOS 2 training and has experience of assessing a child's neurodevelopmental skills in a range of settings, but willingness to further train would be considered.
The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and have experience of having difficult conversations with families. They will be able to advice on a wide range of neurodevelopmental friendly strategies. The candidate will have knowledge of the possible differential diagnoses and will be able to use this understanding to support their decision making.About us
We want to attract the best and brightest people to work with us and that means we wil look after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are central to everything we do, and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The paediatric neurodevelopemental specialist job description and person spec identifying the main duties of the role are attached to the advertPerson SpecificationEducation and qualificationsEssential
- Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy
- Current HCPC Registration
- CPD record should include evidence of relevant clinical courses in the field of Autism.
Experience and knowledgeEssential
- Post graduate training in a related field
- Experience working as a Band 6 SLT or OT with children
- Experience of working in a variety of settings e.g. schools, homes, clinics
- Extensive knowledge of recognised strategies used to support children and young people with Autism
- Ability to draw on own clinical experience to inform multidisciplinary discussion around differential diagnosis
Skills, abilities and competenciesEssential
- Trained to administer the ADOS 2
- Undertaken further training in the areas of developmental trauma and attachment
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Communication skills including empathy, motivational and assertiveness skills. Ability to resolve conflict.
- Ability to act as an autonomous practitioner, organising, prioritising and delegating workloads as appropriate
- Ability to take a positive approach and problem solve
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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