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Autism Assessor

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Countywide
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Are you passionate about supporting autistic people to develop more meaningful lives? Are you keen to shape and develop services? Then this opportunity is for you!

We are excited to offer an opportunity for a motivated Autism Assessor to joining our expanding and evolving Autism Diagnosis and Liaison Service team. We are looking for a Specialist Nurse or Allied Health Professional who is experienced in supporting autistic people who can support the diagnostic and post diagnostic journey of our service users.

We receive referrals from a number of sources, for diagnostic assessments, signposting and post diagnostic liaison with our partner agencies and other LPFT divisions. We are developing extended post diagnostic services, which will likely include ‘navigation’ services and post diagnostic support, training, groups and short-term interventions for adults recently diagnosed with Autism. We also support Autistic people navigate health, employment and education services, and will be able to create and maintain positive working relationships with clients, their families and other organisations providing support. The support offered by the Autism Assessor will include identification of recommendations following assessment, as well as providing training and supporting education and work setting to make reasonable adjustments.

We are looking for interested professionals, who have experience of working with Autistic adults who have complex unmet needs. The post holder will be experienced in helping people navigate health, employment and education service, and will be able to create and maintain positive working relationships with clients, their families and other organisations providing support.

Most of our clients are community-based and there is a great deal of working with carers and care systems. We have a well-developed role in providing training and advice to staff from other LPFT divisions, Social Services personnel, care providers and MDT colleagues. This role includes clinical leadership, training, support and supervision. We primarily work Monday-Friday, 9-5, but there will be time when the applicant is required to work out of these hours.

The successful applicant will receive support from the Team Coordinator and the Clinical Lead. The successful applicant will cover an agreed area within the county of Lincolnshire, which will include both rural and town-based communities. The successful applicant will have to be able to travel to venues within Lincolnshire within journey times and in a manner acceptable to the Trust.

The service works closely with the integrated community Learning Disability teams, which employ a variety of professionals, who provide specialist mental health, physical health liaison and behavioural support services to adults with learning disabilities; as well as providing the Autism Diagnosis and Liaison service (for people who do not have Learning Disabilities) across Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire offers affordable housing, good schools and easy access to the countryside. It is within reach of the major cities of the East Midlands and links into the East Coast Mainline.

For further information, please contact Rosie Clifton (Team Coordinator) on 01476 858257 or r.clifton@nhs.net

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