Do you have a strong interest in Autism, and differential diagnosis? Are you interested in working with children, young people and families?
Do you want to be part of a supportive, reflective and developing multi-disciplinary service in Hertfordshire? Are you hoping to extend your leadership skills as well as continuing to develop your clinical skills? Would you like regular CPD opportunities, professional supervision, support to attend relevant CENs and additional training opportunities?
If so, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) may be just what you are looking for. This post will give you the chance to join a dynamic and forward-looking organisation where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.
We have an exciting opportunity for dynamic and passionate individuals to support the transformation of the provision of support for Children and Young People (CYP) on the autistic spectrum. HCT will be working closely with system partners to redesign and transform the diagnostic pathway. The vision in Hertfordshire over the next 2 years is to ensure Children, Young People and their families can access early support, advice, and information with access to the diagnostic pathway where clinically needed in a timely manner. HCT are also very pleased to be able to offer virtual assessments as an integral part of their diagnostic pathway and community support.
We are looking to recruit 3.0 wte Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists and/or Highly Specialist Clinicians who bring strong skills and experience in relation to Autism to the Multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Team (ASD MDT). Successful Speech and Language Therapy candidates will also join our large and innovative team of therapists and assistants to work within our community service. Ideally applicants will be ADOS-2 trained.
The post holders will work closely with the MDT and other agencies to provide assessments in a variety of community settings including clinic, school, and home using a range of different modalities. Successful SLTs will also facilitate professional supervision groups with less experienced SLT colleagues and assistants. They will support others and be involved in the delivery of training packages and specialist interventions. They may also be asked to provide Managerial Supervision to less experienced staff.
The ideal candidates will be:
• Able to maintain a high degree of professionalism when working in settings where there is a highly emotive atmosphere.
• Flexible in their approach and have resilience under pressure
• Able to work both in a team environment and autonomously
• ADOS-2 Trained and/or come to the Team with experience of Autism Assessment – The Trust are committed to training the right candidates where needed.
• Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of SEND reforms and EHCP planning.
We can offer successful candidates strong clinical leadership and commitment to Continued Professional Development and evidence based practise, through a wellestablished appraisal system, with regular supervision and access to a range of learning opportunities as appropriate to their profession, e.g. peer review, bitesize tutorials and CEN. In addition, they will be supported and guided to transition into their new post and they will have opportunities to be involved in service development including undertaking clinical audits, project work and service forums appropriate to their professional background.
These are permanent positions based in East and North Hertfordshire (Hatfield/Hertford). The successful candidates will be expected to work across locations within Hertfordshire to meet service needs and demands.
In addition to the basic salary, these posts attract a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where applicable and dependant on base location).
A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).
Are you interested in developing your skills further? If so, apply now to be part of this friendly and forward-thinking Trust. Interviews to be held on the 25th/26th October 2021. Clinicians from a variety of professional backgrounds will be considered if they have the relevant ASD experience
This advert closes on Sunday 10 Oct 2021
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