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Neurodevelopmental Practitioner - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Chichester, England
£35,392 - £42,618 pa
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job overview

Chichester Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS) have an exciting new role, inviting applicants from clinicians who have an interest in Neurodiversity to support our ATS Service Users who have or are suspected to have neurodevelopmental needs in addition to mental health issues. This new neurodevelopmental practitioner will complete assessments and interventions for a reduced caseload of service users and will also support their ATS colleagues by providing episodic co working, consultation and expertise, alongside supporting the roll out of training to the wider service. The post holder will be based and line managed within an ATS and play a key role in linking with the Transforming Care Autism Team (TCAT) staff. TCAT are a small assessment and consultation tertiary MDT that supports Sussex Partnership clinicians with admission avoidance, and facilitating discharges for autistic people. The is a great opportunity for the postholder to work alongside this highly specialist, innovative team who are passionate about improving the lives of autistic people in mental health services. TCAT will support the post holder to develop into the specialist link role through providing supervision, training and shared learning experiences. The role will more broadly enhance the community team approach and effectiveness with this cohort of people open to community teams and as clinically indicated align with TCAT.

Main duties of the job

You will be a member of the ATS multi-disciplinary team, providing consultation, advice, support to ATS colleagues in delivering reasonable adjustments to support the person in our care towards their recovery journey. You will also provide specialist assessment and interventions to a reduced caseload of adult service users with identified or suspected neurodevelopmental and mental health needs. Duties will include linking with TCAT to support individuals in the least restrictive interventions that meets their clinical and safety needs.

We aim to be an inclusive employer and particularly welcome applications from clinicians who are neurodivergent . The SPFT neurodivergent staff network advocates, supports and celebrates staff who may be neurodivergent.

This post offers the Trust's £8,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Working for our organisation

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire. We're really fortunate to work in some of the most beautiful spots along the South Coast.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside and enjoy the natural beauty the county has to offer. With a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always somewhere new to visit and new experiences to be enjoyed.
  • Embrace the city life and visit Brighton, or even travel to London in 90 minutes for a day trip or weekend break
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure outside of your working day

We'd love you to join an organisation that is rated 'good' overall by the Care Quality Commission and most importantly, 'outstanding' for caring. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients and service users is our top priority. 70% of staff highlighted the flexible working opportunities offered at the Trust as a key point for satisfaction at work.

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of service users by undertaking the following duties:

To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk. To develop alongside the service user their care plan.

To offer specialist clinical assessment and advice where required.

To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers. To regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of profession specific and local multi-professional services.

To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.

To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.

To act within the relevant professional code of conduct at all times.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Marylinda Gororo -

(We are happy to arrange informal visits)

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered professional either; Community Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist or Social Worker
  • Completion of Practice Educator Course
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Essential criteria
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



Allied Health Professions

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Social Work

Healthcare Support Workers 

Support Services

Check out our latest video below where we hear from our inspiring nurses why Sussex Partnership is such a great place to work.

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