AAAS Specialist Practitioner

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Black Country Healthcare Foundation Trust are looking for 2 motivated individuals to work in our Adult ADHD & Autism Service (AAAS) as a Band 6Specialist Practitioner. The service is for people over 16 years referred for assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions for AutismSpectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyper activity Disorder (ADHD)

Main duties of the job

As the successful post holder, you will primarily be involved in managing a designated caseload and supporting the assessment pathway for ADHD and ASD, including the development of person centred plans. You will work with the wider team in the responsibility of conducting diagnostic assessments such as Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) or ADI-R/ ADOS assessment for patients to aid diagnosis, using the appropriate software (training will be provided for the successful applicant as required). You will work as part of the AAAS Multi-disciplinary team, being involved in diagnosis decision making and effective team working, including the preparation of reports.

The post will enable you to develop specialist skills within a supportive team structure, with regular supervision and the opportunity to developlinks both locally and nationally with the ADHD and ASD network.

About us

The Trust is keen to support their staff's personal development and various training is provided to assist their career pathway includingundertaking all statutory and mandatory training

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description and Personal Specification for full description of duties/ responsibilities

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Body
MH Experience Essential
  • Experience of inpatient or community role within mental health
  • Experience of inpatient or community role within learning disabilities
Communication Essential
  • Excellent use of grammar and spelling
  • Effective description of self and experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience and knowledge of Mental Health and Mental Health Act
  • Experience and knowledge of neurodiversity

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