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Head of the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism

Posted 12 days ago by The National Autistic Society
Location Kent Job Type Part-time
Salary £54,286 - £62,857 pro rata Sector Clinical, Counselling, Educational, Miscellaneous, Psychotherapy

Who we are:

We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands. 

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a dynamic and creative professional with knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and assessment of people with autism spectrum disorders, to lead and manage our diagnostic team and associate expert consultants to deliver high quality services and contribute to the clinical governance strategy. 

You will work closely with the clinic coordinator and business support team to ensure quality standards for service are met and develop links with local community services where appropriate to enhance continuity of care for service users and to provide a liaison point for these services. 

You will have a minimum of ten years’ experience of working with people with an autism spectrum disorder and their families and experience of leading, developing and running services.

What we can offer you:

•    Excellent induction, training and development programme
•    Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
•    24 hour access to online training
•    Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
•    Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
•    Pension scheme
•    25 days annual leave
•    Career progression opportunities

Where will you be working:

The NAS Lorna Wing Centre located in Bromley, Kent is a diagnostic and assessment centre for children, young people and adults with possible autism spectrum disorders. http://www.autism.org.uk/services/diagnosis.aspx

This service provides:

High quality neurodevelopmental diagnostic assessments for children, young people and adults with possible autism spectrum disorders and co-morbidities including cognitive impairments, mental health difficulties and challenging behaviours. This is a national service with international recognition and research links and also specialises in autism spectrum presentations in women and girls. It is part of the NAS Centre for Autism which aims to build capacity in the autism sector, to help innovate and develop good practice and provide a hub for greater collaboration.

For more information about this job please contact Dr Sarah Lister Brook, Clinical Director NAS sarah.listerbrook@nas.org.uk

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date : 13/07/2017

Interview date (w/c) : 17/07/2017

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The National Autistic Society

http://www.autism.org.uk/

We aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.

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