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Allied Health Professional - Youth Autism Diagnostic Service

Band 7

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Allied Health Professional - Youth autism
Band 7
Fixed term
18.5 hours per week
Job ref
Suffolk based
£31,696 - £41,787 gross per annum
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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We are looking to recruit a qualified allied health professional to cover a maternity leave for 6 months initially for 18.5 hours a week. It is a Band 7 role and we would consider a secondment internally within NSFT for those seeking to gain experience of working at a higher banding.

We ideally need a Speech and language therapist or an OT, or a psychologist who can undertake ADOS assessments with young people aged 11-18 referred to us for an autism diagnostic assessment. We would also welcome applications from Nurses and Social Workers if they have the relevant training and experience.

You will be part of a multi disciplinary team undertaking diagnostic assessments, there is a structured process for this following NICE guidelines. Detailed reports are then constructed to inform those involved, of the outcome of the assessment. Families, schools and Social Care may all be keen to know the outcome of an assessment for a young person in planning for them.

You will enjoy working with others, reviewing cases with others in the team, and report writing to a high standard. This is an ideal post to add to your CPD and moving towards promotion in Children's' services in the future

We have a centrally located office in Stowmarket, with a pleasant office and good team morale in both our Youth and Adult teams.

Interviews will be taking place the 14th of March 2018.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marcina King - Clinical Team Leader on 01449 745375

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137