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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/06/2022.

Band 4 Autism Care Coordinator

Job Reference: 313-A-22-120982-SG1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£22,549 - £24,882 *subject to banding*

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you energetic, hardworking, and motivated?

Are you passionate about supporting autistic people to get the right support at the right time, and ensuring their voice is heard?

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us in a new role as our Autism Care Coordinator working in the Learning Disability & Autism Collaborative within Leicestershire Partnership Trust. This role is crucial to improve the outcomes of autistic adults across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

You must be able to work both independently and as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. The role will include overseeing the Dynamic Support Register (DSR) ensuring effective communication across health and social care including with patients and families.

You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to independently problem solve, have excellent administrative skills, and demonstrate the Trust Values in everything you do.

Main duties of the job:

This new role is key in our plans to enable autistic people to get the right support at the right time to live happy, healthy lives in the community. You will work with practitioners both internal and external to the organisation to improve outcomes for autistic adults who need extra support by acting as a recognised point of contact to co-ordinate services, arranging and taking notes of Multiagency Meetings (MAMs), making necessary referrals, advocating and navigating the person to the appropriate services providing additional information and signposting to advice, guidance, and local support networks to enable greater understanding, choice and control.

Why join us?

  • You will be part of a supportive, innovative management and leadership team, helping us to transform our mental health services to deliver the best care
  • You will have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounted shopping, recognition schemes and various other packages you can draw from to help support your work-life balance
  • We understand that you have a life outside of work and therefore we offer a range of agile and flexible working opportunities for our staff
  • You will receive support – both emotional and for your ongoing continuing professional development to grow with us and enhance your skills
  • You will also benefit from on-site parking.

The post holder will be expected to maintain confidentiality and adopt a positive attitude towards staff, patients, and relatives at all times. A full induction and ongoing support will be provided to the successful candidate.

For more information please contact Laura Smith07769 882851.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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