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Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Specialist

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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 description

Job responsibilities

The paediatric neurodevelopemental specialist job description and person spec identifying the main duties of the role are attached to the advert

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • 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.


  • Post graduate training in a related field

Experience and knowledge


  • 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


  • Trained to administer the ADOS 2
  • Undertaken further training in the areas of developmental trauma and attachment

Skills, abilities and competencies


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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