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Neurodevelopmental Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a diverse range of registered health practitioners to join our established Children's Autism Assessment team here in Cornwall . We are interested in hearing from newly qualified and experienced practitioners who have an interest in Autism and Social Communication difficulties .The roles would be suitable for Occupational Therapists ,Speech and Language Therapists , Nurses , psychologists including CAPS .

We are a multidisciplinary team of nurses, allied health professionals , psychologists with access to paediatricians and psychiatry. The main focus of the new posts will be to undertake Autism diagnostic assessments but we also have an opportunity to introduce some pre-diagnostic intervention therapy PACT over the next 2 years

The team work closely together including partnered assessments, feedback and clinical consensus meetings and participating in weekly diagnostic meetings

We will train you in all the necessary interventions and assessment tools , provide supervision and mentoring into these new roles

We work for a forward thinking Children's Service line that sits in Cornwall Foundation Trust and are currently developing our new vision and identity for Children Community Health Services in Cornwall .

We would love to hear from any registered health professional who has experience of working in Children's Services to discuss these new roles and would suggest you give us a call if you are interested

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be required to participate in the delivery of specialist autism assessments and advice for children and young people on the ASD assessment pathway. After the initial 12 months there will be the opportunity to be involved in the development of a parent / child intervention programme aimed at developing social communication skills in young children. The main areas of focus will be to:

  • Participate in the provision of high standard, specialist assessments and advice to patients including those with highly complex presentations and contribute to diagnosis on the ASD pathway
  • Participate in clinical governance and service development within the ASD assessment team in partnership with professional specialists and clinical leads

Participate in the planning and development of specialist parent / child interventions with the designated team

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.

Just over 532,000 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 Essential
  • Professional Qualification
  • Professional knowledge in relevant subject to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Registration with Health Professions Council/ Nursing and Midwifery Council/ BPS
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of own professional development and have additional specialist training and advanced professional qualifications in neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Evidence of attending and using specialist knowledge gained from post-graduate study and attending courses
  • Direct clinical experience of assessment and working with autism, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and with children and young people with complex conditions and needs
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, with an understanding of team roles and professional roles

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