Autism Assessment Practitioner

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POSITION: Full time & part time (minimum of 3 days), Permanent 

HOURS: Flexible - weekday and weekend hours available.

LOCATION: Home based

SALARY: £41,500 - £48,500 FTE

CLOSING DATE: 30th September 2021



Healios is a leading health solutions provider, bringing the whole family together to maximise long-term outcomes and wellbeing. Here at Healios our mission is to bring exceptional healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere. We pride ourselves on our high quality autism assessments, which we deliver on behalf of our NHS partners.

Our clinicians work as part of a home-based multi disciplinary team, delivering NICE compliant neurodevelopmental assessments. Our clients benefit from being able to engage with an experienced professional team from the comfort of their own home.

We are a highly motivated and energetic team bringing a wide range of talents, experience and knowledge to the service. Our clinicians have the benefit of leadership, supervision and training from experts in the field of neurodevelopment.


The 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 a MDT, and will deliver part of the autism assessment alongside support, advice and interventions. 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 
  • Manage / investigate concerns / incidents / quality issues and provide reports
  • Effectively communicate with neurodiverse children, young people and adults, families, internal and external staff
  • Act as a professional role model at all times
  • Work within the framework of your regulatory body, and ensure professional registration is maintained
  • 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
  • Contribute to audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service

Management, Supervisions and Leadership

  • To act as a ‘buddy’ and support new Healios staff
  • Support the development of junior staff
  • Deputise for Team Lead under the direction of the Service Manager if appropriate

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 and safe safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults 
  • Undertake risk assessments and respond appropriately to risk concerns
  • Act as risk and safeguarding lead for the team
  • 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 services 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
  • Opportunities to shape & design world leading clinical pathways that harness the power of combining technology with evidence-based interventions & a human touch
  • Opportunities to grow & further develop your professional interests
  • A culture that challenges the status quo in pursuit of providing exceptional healthcare & an unrivalled experience for the clients & families we support
  • 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
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Energetic and motivated culture with regular staff events
  • Opportunities to work on exciting and transformative innovations
  • CPD courses and ongoing training
  • Service and company away days  




  • First level nursing qualification/registration RN; or First level qualification in OT, social work, psychology, speech and language therapy
  • Registered with a statutory body (NMC, HCPC, ACP, BABCP, UKCP or BACP)
  • ADOS or ADI-r trained and experienced 
  • At least 1 years experience in autism diagnostic assessments
  • 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 communication skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team 
  • Commitment to improving the experience of neurodiverse individuals


  • ADOS and ADI-r trained
  • Experience of delivering mental health assessments and interventions
  • Safeguarding level 3 trained Experience of working in a NHS service

Research & Development


  • Experience of contribution to evaluation, audit or research

Management, Supervision and Leadership


  • Experience of training/developing others


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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