Assistant Autism Assessment Practitioner

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POSITION: Full Time & Part Time, Permanent

LOCATION: Home based

HOURS: 9am - 5pm (flexible 8am-8pm and/or weekends available)

SALARY: £30,000 - £34,000 per annum

CLOSING DATE: 31st August 2021



Founded in 2013, Healios is a leading specialist digital healthcare company working to empower patients and families affected by mental health, autism and ADHD conditions to support long-term outcomes and wellbeing. Our mission is to bring exceptional healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Healios is pioneering the world’s first digitalisation of NHS Mental Health Trust outpatient services, covering multiple complex specialist assessment and psychological intervention services. By digitising entire clinical pathways, we enable children, adults and their family members to receive and seamlessly transition between clinical services from the comfort of their home. By blending the best of technology, design, specialised clinical expertise and a personal human connection, Healios is transforming the experience of how care is accessed and received to help patients and families lead a better quality of life.

We are a workplace that knows our people are our most important asset. We are committed to making Healios a place where employees can be themselves, do their best work, and thrive. We’re a culture of innovators and achievers and we’re happiest when we’re creating the future. We are an organisation that empowers our exceptional talent to make a real difference not only in reshaping how mental health and neurodevelopment services are delivered across the UK, but also in the lives of those individuals and families who need our support.


The Assistant Autism Assessment Practitioner position requires an individual who is skilled at autism diagnostic assessment and interventions and who is committed to delivering the best outcomes for neurodiverse children, young people, adults and their families. The successful candidate will be a member of an MDT and will deliver part of the autism assessment alongside providing support, advice and interventions to service users and their families. They will receive close supervision and support from their team manager and clinical leads. 

The key aspects of the role are: 


  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with relevant professional codes of practice and Healios policies and procedures 
  • To actively contribute to multi disciplinary team meetings, working with others to reach a diagnostic conclusion
  • To undertake high quality autism assessments and provide interventions 
  • Effectively communicate with neurodiverse children, young people and adults, families, internal and external staff 
  • Act as a professional role model at all times 
  • Meet service objectives and key performance indicators

Policy/Service Development

  • Act in accordance with Healios policies 
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national policies and issues in relation to neurodevelopmental differences and mental health 
  • Share innovation and ideas with the team lead and service manager

Research & Development 

  • Be aware of new developments within the area of specialism 
  • Attend training where needs are identified 

Management, Supervisions and Leadership 

  • To act as a ‘buddy’ and support new Healios staff 

Education, Learning and Personal Development

  • Maintain active continuing professional development throughout your practice 
  • Take an active part in consistency assurance activities 
  • Share any training needs / gaps with your line manager

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults 

  • To adhere to the principles of effective safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • Undertake risk assessments and respond appropriately to risk concerns 
  • Complete Safeguarding Children training Level 3

General Duties of all post holders

  • To undertake any other reasonable duty, which is appropriate to the role, when requested to do so by Senior Staff 
  • To be familiar with and comply with all service and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines 
  • To be aware of and work towards the service’s strategic goals


  • A collaborative culture where curiosity, creativity, experimentation and innovation are fostered
  • A highly motivated and energetic team bringing a wide range of talents, experience and knowledge to solve complex challenges
  • Autonomy to help shape and design world leading clinical pathways that harness the power of combining technology with evidence-based interventions and a human touch
  • Opportunities to grow and assist your professional development


  • Real passion for supporting people to improve their lives
  • A curious mind-set that underpins your continuous drive to challenge the status quo for achieving better outcomes
  • At least 3 years’ experience in autism diagnostic assessment and work as part of an MDT
  • ADOS or ADI-r trained and experienced
  • Experience of delivering support / interventions to neurodiverse children and / or adults
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments and develop risk plans
  • Experienced in safeguarding assessment and procedures
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure as part of a team
  • Commitment to improving the experience of neurodiverse individuals
  • A can-do, open attitude demonstrating agility, breadth of thinking and a desire to work as part of a successful team
  • A passion to deliver a service that goes above and beyond
  • Drive; enjoys a challenge, proven ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results
  • Values aligned to the Healios values, philosophy and mission of delivering exceptional healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere 


  • Experience of delivering mental health assessments and interventions 
  • Experience of working in an NHS service


  • Flexible, home based role where you can practice from the comfort of your own home or office
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays and closure days) plus a day off for your birthday
  • Option to purchase additional leave of up to 2 weeks
  • Enhanced Maternity package – which includes an additional benefit of a 3 months phased return to work paid at full salary
  • Laptop 
  • Company pension scheme
  • Energetic and motivated culture with regular staff events
  • Opportunities to work on exciting and transformative innovations 
  • CPD courses and ongoing training
  • Company away days  


As part of our pre-employment checks, all employees of Healios will be asked to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBScheck. Dependent on your role within the business, this will either be Basic, Standard or Enhanced. You will also be asked to provide two professional references as a minimum.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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Home based

United Kingdom
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Our teams might work remotely, but you’ll always feel connected at Healios. We work hard, laugh and share ideas – all while striving to improve lives.

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