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Neurodevelopmental Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Pro Rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a clinician to our fantastic Multi-disciplinary Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside all of the skilled clinicians in our MDT which includes Nurses, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists , Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, and Neurodevelopmental practitioners with a range of skills and experience.

We work together to provide quality assessments for Autism, whilst also assessing for any potential co-morbid conditions. Assessments are carried out in partnership with other clinicians in the team, with additional weekly diagnostic MDT discussions, ensuring regular opportunities for collaboration, joint assessment, cross-professional learning and support.

We have an administration team who support the service with diary-planning, booking appointments and sending communications. Clinics are usually carried out at our fantastic new base near Truro (Underground House, Trevissome Park) although we also have out-reach clinics in the East and West of Cornwall, plus opportunities to work from home during some working days.

We will provide training, supervision and mentoring in the role. The Job banding and level of responsibilities will be dependant on the successful applicant's level of professional registration, and on their knowledge, skills and experience in carrying out Neurodevelopmental assessment and diagnoses.

We are happy to discuss this role further if you are interested

Main duties of the job

  • Participate in the provision of high standard, specialist assessments and advice to patients including those with highly complex presentations, and contribute to Multi-professional diagnosis of Autism and other co-morbid conditions including ADHD, Developmental Language disorder, Developmental Coordination disorder and Intellectual difficulties.
  • Participate in clinical governance and service development within the ND assessment team in partnership with professional specialists and clinical leads
  • Participate in the planning, development and provision of specialist consultation and short-term interventions with the 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.

Approximately 568,000 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

Professional registration


  • Professional qualification or professional registration - NMC, HCPC or equivalent, RMN, RNLD, RNC, OT, PT, SLT, PGCE or equivalent

Relevant Experience


  • Experience of working with children and adolescents with complex neurodevelopmental needs
  • Some experience of working with autism, and or other neurodevelopmental disorders, and with children and young people with complex conditions and needs
  • Experience of clinical assessment and evaluation using profession specific assessments
  • Professional knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders acquired through degree level training or equivalent experience
  • Able to consider psychosocial, physical, emotional and environmental factors as part of a patient-centered approach during the assessment process


  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary and or multi-agency teams
  • Able to carry out core diagnostic clinical work, such as structured and detailed observation of verbal and non-verbal communication behaviors
  • Knowledge of differential diagnosis and comorbidities associated with neurodevelopmental conditions (eg ASD, ADHD, Tic disorders, DCD, Learning Disabilities, trauma and attachment difficulties etc)
  • Knowledge of national agendas influencing clinical practice eg NICE

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Unit 3, Underground House, Trevissome Park, Truro (County wide available)




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