AIST Clinical Team Manager

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Adult Autism Intensive Support Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new service being established in Cornwall. This service will provide intensive/crisis support to people with autism who are at risk of a mental health admission/ or community placement breakdown.

We are seeking an innovative/creative individual to help form and lead this new autism intensive support team.

This is a county wide service commissioned to work with a maximum caseload of 20 people. The service will provide direct assessment and intervention, care co-ordination and consultation clinics.

The team will be based in the City of Truro which is fairly central within the County of Cornwall . Cornwall has manybreathtakingly beautiful beaches and has one of the most stunning coastlines in the UK . It also haslayers of artistic, educational and culture opportunities.

The MDT will consist of consultant psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy , psychology, support worker and administrative staff.

Our aim is to have a whole team approach. We will work to support the whole person and their family and care providers. We will work across many sectors/systems.

We are looking to recruit into the team manager role. Is this you? If so please apply, we will be pleased to meet you. Please feel free to have an informal discussion with:


Main duties of the job

  • To assume operational and clinical responsibility for a multi-disciplinary allocated staff team
  • To ensure the team deliver quality evidence based intervention, advice, support and care for service users with autism and their families / carers within the clinical area. The team is identified in the job title of this job description.
  • To take a lead role in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and evaluation of the service and the clinical practices that provides high quality care and interventions.
  • To work with the Locality Operational Manager to ensure that financial viability is maintained.
  • To be the budget holder for allocated Trust services in conjunction monitoring and controlling expenditure against budgets, and ensuring compliance with relevant Trust financial controls, achieving cost savings as determined.
  • To act as a specialist clinician using highly advanced clinical skills and reasoning to improve the quality of life of adults with autism and complex needs and who are either in a specialist hospital or at high risk of admission

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
  • Have an appropriate degree or equivalent knowledge and expertise.
  • Relevant professional clinical qualification in mental health or Learning Disabilities.
  • Expertise in Positive behavioural support theory and practice
  • Significant experience working at a senior level in a community setting
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements.
  • Masters level professional education supplemented by specialist training and development or equivalent experience.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of service development and change processes
  • Experience of complex interaction with commissioners and partner agencies to ensure effective working.
  • Experience of working with patients with complex and challenging needs in a range of environments including service setting.

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