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Senior Neurodiversity Practitioner

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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In Devon we are proud to be at the forefront of integrated multi agency work with neuro-diverse adults in the prison service.

· This service will bring together practitioners from a range of fields to provide universal and targeted information and guidance

· Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?

· Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day. The role is dynamic and challenging.

We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

We will be able to offer you a training package that includes:
  • Bridging the Gap – ADHD awareness training
  • Training around screening and diagnostic assessment tools for ADHD
  • Training around assessment of co-morbidities in presentation
  • Training in Neurodiverse conditions will be provided

We expect all our staff to embrace this way of working, recognising the equal value of everyone involved in service design and delivery.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to demonstrate a high level of commitment, motivation and knowledge working adults with needs associated to neurodiversity.

You will be responsible for the assessment and care planning of a small caseload of patients with neurodiverse support needs.

This role will involve delivering high quality needs led support, clinical assessment and interventions and consultation within the Neurodevelopmental service.

Also required to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and other agencies.

You will have experience of working in a team.

You will often work under pressure and without direct supervision, so we are looking for someone confident and capable. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required.

You will become an important part of the team, working to ensure that every patient receives high quality care. You may be required to support the induction of new staff member, demonstrating activities to them and providing supervision to support administrators.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

For information about this role please refer to the attached Job Description which will provide further detail on the role.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults with a mental health diagnosis
  • Demonstrates experience of effective multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities, and/or autism.
  • Experience in the assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Experience of managing a diverse workload.
  • Previous community working experience.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
Desirable
  • Clinical supervision for qualified and/or support staff
Knowledge Essential
  • An understanding of the Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of Valuing People and the Mansell Report
  • Good working knowledge of health legislation and current practice including CPA and risk assessment and management
Desirable
  • Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities
  • Understanding of forensic mental health issues
  • Awareness of legal restraints impacting on the rehabilitation of mentally disordered offenders
Qualifications Essential
  • A professional mental health qualification and registration e.g. RNMH, RNLD,Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT
Desirable
  • Substantial experience in learning disabilities working with adults with neurodiverse needs.
  • IT Skills
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to forensic mental health, behavioural approaches.


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369-C9369-22-4353
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