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Clinical Specialist - Nurse or Generic (AHP)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Durham Tees Valley Adult Autism Team.

This is the ideal time to become more involved in autism services the profile and awareness of autism has increased significantly in recent years. Alongside this the Autism Team has undergone substantial change in the way that it works, empowering mental health teams to provide the right care at the right place and time for individuals with autism, in-keeping with community transformation.

The two new posts will be based in the Durham Tees Valley Adult Autism Team working across the Durham and Tees Valley area. The Autism Team are a friendly multidisciplinary team who have had specialist training and experience in understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders, the team includes Nurses, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and an Occupational Therapist.

The posts are full time, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week, however flexible working can be considered. Means to travel independently is required as this is a community post. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

You must be motivated, possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work individually as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team by undertaking work with service users, carers, family members and other agencies.

Main duties of the job

The main roles of the team include

Supporting the community practitioners across DTV to undertake diagnostic and impact assessments to inform future interventions and support for people with suspected Autism.

Provision of specialist consultation relating to diagnosis for the community teams across DTV.

Provision of specialist training relating to diagnosis for the community teams across DTV.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

In order to continue to develop and maintain high quality services, ongoing opportunities will be made available to help further your own skills, knowledge and development to uphold your leadership role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the detail in the job description and person specification to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

You can also contact the Consultant Psychologist for the service Vicky Jervis -

Person Specification



  • Registration with relevant professional body. (e.g. NMC, GMC, HCPC, Social Work-England)
  • For nursing professions - Recognised Practice Supervisor and /or Practice Assessor, clinical educator or equivalent and
  • Trained in providing clinical supervision
  • For other professions - evidence of training in clinical supervision of other staff and able to demonstrate competence in this area of practice in clinical supervision of other staff and/or students/ trainees.
  • All professions - Postgraduate diploma (or above) in a subject relevant to the area of practice. Or in the absence of postgraduate qualification - Willingness to work towards a postgraduate diploma within 2 years and
  • A recognised advanced clinical qualification or Masters level credits e.g., Intermediate Systemic Family Therapy/Post Grad diploma in CBT/British Isles Dialectical Behaviour Therapy /NMP e.g. dysphagia, posture, autism assessment, rebound, social prescribing, sensory processing, Approved Mental Health Professional, Practice Educator (level 3 Independent Prescriber) * Note any other advanced qualification/masters credits not listed here as an example, must be clearly evidenced and listed as advanced qualification or masters credits - within the individuals application form
  • Substantial clinical experience of working in relevant specialist area in collaboration with service users, families and relevant others or transferable experience of similar settings and willing to gain knowledge within first 12 months.
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk (harm to self, others and safeguarding)
  • Substantial experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Involvement in quality improvement activities


  • Experience of working with people with Autism
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience of providing specialist supervision



  • Formulations and delivering evidence based interventions


  • Experienced gained in governed psychological therapies - DBT,CBT,EMDR, or CAT.



  • Working with adults in the community with severe mental health difficulties including Neurodiversity
  • To provide autonomously specialist mental health assessments of patients where it is clinically indicated that this should be carried out by the specialist team.
  • Extensive knowledge of current issues relating to health needs of patients in the field of practice, regionally and nationally
  • Experience of application of relevant legislation (i.e., Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act) in practice


  • Experience working in a community mental health setting as part of an MDT
  • Experience of working in a mental health care provider environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Lancaster House

Unit 7 Falcon Court Preston farm industrial estate


TS18 3TS

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