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Autism Assessment Practitioner

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hollingworth
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within out autism diagnostic service, working closely with practitioners within the team to support long term outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic and forward thinking practitioner to carry out complex specialist autism assessments and diagnosis. The post holder would be an interested professional who has experience of working with autistic people and experience in signposting to other services. You will be skilled in developing relationships with the person and others who provide support.

The successful candidates will be a member of an MDT and receive support from other team members in the autism service and team manager and will work closely with the Community Team for Learning Disabilities which employs a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. T

Main duties of the job

the key aspects of the role are:
  • To provide skilled autism diagnostic assessments (ADOS)
  • To offer advice and signpost to appropriate services
  • Create positive working relationships with the person and their families or others who provide support
  • To communicate to clients and their families/carers information about highly complex difficulties, to ensure they understand and consent to assessment procedures and can participate fully in decision making regarding management. This may include giving unwelcome or difficult to accept information e.g. around the seriousness, implications or long-term nature of the difficulty.
  • To provide written reports, presenting complex information in a clear and accessible way; reports may be provided to carers, social care, employers, colleges, GP's, medical consultants and other allied health professionals. Verbal feedback is also frequently given to other professional (e.g. Health Visitors, Educational Psychologists), and SLT colleagues


About us

At Pennine Care you'll do more than join something - you'll be valued for who you are; you'll be making a difference and be part of something good and important.

Our colleagues are the beating heart and pride of our organisation. Everyone contributes towards our vision of a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities.

Our strong valuesof kindness, fairness, ingenuity and determination guide us - they are fundamental to who we are, wherever we are.

Equality diversity and inclusionis at the top of our agenda.We believe that a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture is vital; that everyone's value should be recognised and respected.

We proactively challenge injustices, and are the only Trust in the North West to publicly recognise our commitment tobecoming anti-racistandsupporting our transgender and non-binary colleagues.We also have thrivingstaff networksto make sure everyone has a voice.

We've got big ambitions for the future and a clear path to get there. You'll be supported to achieve and upskill, with opportunities to learn and progress.

We care for our colleagues and offer a range of health and wellbeing support; such as a dedicated wellbeing service, flexible working options for work-life balance, plus regular wellbeing sessions and courses.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide skilled autism diagnostic assessments (ADOS)
  • To offer advice and signpost to appropriate services
  • Create positive working relationships with the person and their families or others who provide support
  • To communicate to clients and their families/carers information about highly complex difficulties, to ensure they understand and consent to assessment procedures and can participate fully in decision making regarding management.
  • To provide written reports, presenting complex information in a clear and accessible way;


Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
  • 1st level Registration (NMC), degree or equivalent
  • Currently registered professional
  • Mentorship module.
  • ADOS diagnostic assess or Additional /further training and experience in autism
Experience Essential
  • Experience or working with people with autism
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in supporting individuals who have a learning disability
  • Experienced in working with people with a wide range of complex needs and/or mental health
  • Experienced in partnership working.
  • Experienced in managing risk.
Desirable
  • Experienced in delivering training.
  • Previous community nursing experience desirable
  • Experience in supporting individuals with complex health needs
Knowledge Essential
  • Established knowledge of the health inequalities agenda for people with learning disabilities
  • To have an understanding of GM autism strategy
  • Understanding of Person Centred Planning.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding and Safeguarding Adult legislation
  • Knowledge of current strategic drivers for autism and learning disabilities strategies and transforming care agenda
Desirable
  • Knowledge of the evidence based around people who present with offending behaviour
  • Completed in depth training in Person Centred Planning
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Ability to complete complex assessments
  • Highly developed communication skills to support a range of activities
  • Ability to collaborate in the completion of formulations
  • Ability to proactively manage competing demands.
  • Good level of verbal and communication skills


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