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Principal Educator - Autism
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Agenda for Change 8b: £47,562 - £58,799 pro rata
Part time 0.4WTE (15 hours per week)
Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity up to March 2019
Who We Are
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.  Further information on the Psychology Directorate is available 'here'.
What You Will Do
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Psychology Directorate within NHS Education for Scotland.  Following on from the publication of the Scottish Strategy for Autism, and the establishment of the national ASD Reference Group, we are seeking an experienced and highly motivated practitioner to deliver a portfolio of national educational initiatives focussed on Autism (child and adult).  This role will focus on work with children and young people, but will also provide the opportunity to work collaboratively with a colleague across a wider age range.
The post provides an opportunity for practitioners with experience in Psychological Interventions to take a leading role in a programme of work at national level.   This will include promotion and further development of The NHS Education for Scotland Training Framework: Optimising Outcomes and the associated Training Plan for ASD.   The postholder will be expected to contribute to the development of training across all themes of the Framework:
  • Identification, Screening, Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Management, Support & Intervention
  • Autism Across the Lifespan
Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills are essential, as is engagement in partnership working with a range of stakeholders. In addition the post-holder will be committed to multi-professional and inter-agency approaches to education and healthcare, and will be able to demonstrate flexibility and high-level diplomacy skills.
What You Will Bring
The successful applicant will be an innovative and highly motivated health or social service practitioner (qualified to Masters level or equivalent) and have significant experience of clinical practice in the field of Autism, teaching / training, facilitation and working in a healthcare / social care/ education environment.
The base for the post with be Edinburgh or Glasgow but is important to note that it will be necessary for the successful applicant to attend a significant number of meetings in each city.  The post will require travel throughout Scotland, and occasionally to other UK countries.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Keith Bowden keith.bowden@nes.scot.nhs.uk
This post is available as a fixed term contract or as a secondment opportunity up to March 2019.  Please express a preference in the Personal Statement section of the application form.  Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.
If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the Job Information Pack which includes a copy of the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.
Please be aware that the NES online application system will not be available on Saturday 17 June 2017 due to essential system maintenance - it will not be possible to work on your application in the live system, or to submit your application form, on this date.
26 June 2017
To be confirmed
Please contact us at recruitment.hr@nes.scot.nhs.uk