Community Practitioner/Autism Intensive Support Service - Childrens

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust are pleased to announce the development of a Children and Young People's (CYP) Autism Intensive Support Service and we are currently recruiting to cover Lancashire and South Cumbria Area - Lancashire, Blackpool and Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay, South Cumbria and Blackburn with Darwen.

The CYP's Autism Intensive Support Service will provide a multi-agency approach to support children, young people and families/carers by delivering a co-ordinated, person-centred and outcome-focused approach to planning and supporting autistic children, young people and families/carers who require additional and sometimes complex support.

We are hoping to welcome applicants with backgrounds that include Speech and Language/Occupational Therapy in order to create a well-rounded team with a plethora of expertise.

In total we are looking to recruit to

2 x Band 6's - with either OT or SALT experience

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well autonomously and well as part of a team.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employee through improved health and wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, treatment, planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence - based specialist speech and language intervention within :
  • Childrens Autism Intensive Support Team

The post holder will promote health and reduce inequalities for all patients accessing the service, so that they may be able to maximise their potential in terms of health education and social well-being.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education/Qualificatiions Essential
  • BA/ BSc/ MSc in Occupational Therapy HCPC registered Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of current key NHS developments and policies and implications for service delivery Knowledge of wide range of clinical assessments and intervention/treatment techniques for children with Autism Working knowledge of the Mental capacity Act and implications for professional practice Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance, including record keeping and confidentiality
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of continuing development of professional clinical Knowledge, skills and experience Experience working as an independent and autonomous practitioner managing own caseload Show initiative, enthusiasm and motivation for excellence and the development of self and others. Experience of partnership working across a range of agencies and professional boundaries Experience of working with children with Autism Experience of working as part of a MDT Experience of effectively working with children and families

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