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:
The Lorna Wing Centre for Autism, Essex is looking for a highly motivated and creative psychologist with proven skills in the diagnosis and assessment of people with autism spectrum disorders, to join our multidisciplinary team and further develop their own expertise in this area and contribute to the new service development initiatives for people with autism.
You will be able to communicate in a highly skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and recommendations for people with complex presentations of ASDs and will support the Head of The Lorna Wing Centre with the implementation of clinical governance initiatives.
You must have at least 1 -2 years experience of post qualification psychological work with children, young people and /or adults with a range of psychological needs and complex presentations, particularly experience of specialist psychological assessment working wwith children, young people and/or adults with ASDs.
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, Essex is located on the Enterprise Campus, Chigwell and is a diagnostic and assessment centre for children, young people and adults with possible autism spectrum disorders. The Lorna Wing Centre- http://www.autism.org.uk/services/diagnosis.aspx Enterprise Campus- http://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/anderson.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.
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