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CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Assessment Practitioner / Discharge Pathway

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,313 to £34,094 a year p.a.
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for specialist neurodevelopmental practitioner to join our neurodevelopmental assessment team.

You will hold a clinical caseload of young people who require an autism assessment. You will complete core components of the ASD and will therefore need to be highly experienced in completing assessment for Autism in young people, to include having an understanding of differential diagnosis. Being trained to complete ADOS-2 assessment is essential to this role. In addition to directly completing components of the assessment, you will co-ordinate assessments and be a point of contact for the YP and families across the duration of their assessment process.

You will also contribute to the post-diagnostic support needed for CYP and their families, and in signposting families to appropriate ongoing support as part of the discharge process from the assessment team.

You will receive supervision, support and training to develop your skills and will work in teams with a strong ethos of team work and effective multi agency working.

For further information, please contact Samuel Percival,

Main duties of the job

You will hold a caseload of children and young people who are on the ASD assessment pathway. You will complete components of the assessment and co-ordinate assessments to ensure they are completed within a timely fashion. Some liaison with schools or partner agencies when and where required to support the assessment will be required.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash! Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Applications from candidates that require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are unfortunately ineligible to apply for this position.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Nurse, Allied professional, Social Worker
  • Registration with relevant regulatory body
  • Completed training in ADOS-2 and/or 3di assessment tools
  • High level experience of working with neurodevelopmental differences


  • Membership of professional body
  • Previous experience of working with children and families

Job Specific Experience


  • Post graduate experience
  • Previous experience of working with adults, children & their families who experience MH difficulties
  • Ability to manage demanding workload to agree deadlines and timescales
  • Evidence of legislative frameworks (MHA, Childrens Act)
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Knowledge and skills working with young people who present with behaviour that challenges
  • Knowledge and skills working with ASC and ADHD


  • Experience of developing & delivering group work
  • Previous experience of working with children and young people in CAMHS service

Personal Qualities


  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and time management
  • Ability to liaise with other services
  • Good team working skills


  • Previous experince of service developments / new initiatives

IT competence


  • Ability to use electronic patient records


  • Ability to write reports

Business Travel


  • Ability to travel using own vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust



Pan Dorset



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