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Home Based Clinical Lead / Principal Psychologist – ASD Assessment Service

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Salary: £59,325 - £70,298 dependent on experience at this level

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Career Level C / NHS 8b

Location: Midlands

Home based with travel into the midlands

Full time 37.5 hours a week or part time 30 hours / 4 days per week considered

We are open to an informal discussion around flexible working

This service is part of our Community Partnerships Division who this year had their CQC rating as good.  Below are some of the comments from service users our services support:

“Changed my life and staff were incredible, faultless, supportive, skilled, lovely and polite”.

The therapy that has been provided with was like “no other I had received in 30 years”. 

We have different community services based all around the UK so if this role / location isn’t quite right for you but you are a Qualified or soon to Qualify Psychologist or Therapist looking for your next career move please send your CV to or call 07827856634 for an informal discussion around the opportunities and development we can offer.

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

Community Partnerships, St Andrew’s Healthcare

We have an exciting opportunity within our Neurodevelopmental Services for a Clinical Lead who can support us with setting up and leading the development of our new Autism assessment and intervention service. Currently, most of these services are being delivered online but there we be a requirement to travel into the community within the midlands. Travel to the Northampton will also be required for attendance to team meetings and supervision.

Successful candidates will have experience working at Principal level and have extensive experience in leading and developing as service within ASD assessments as well as leading and developing an MDT of skilled neurodevelopmental assessors. The candidate will have extensive experience in neurodevelopmental assessment and in the NICE approved diagnostic tools such as ADOS-2, DISCO, ADI-R or DIVA-5. 

Although this role would be home based, the post holder will be required to travel into the community within the midlands so full driver’s licence is desirable.

In order to be eligible, you will need to be registered with HCPC and have experience leading and developing an ASD diagnostic service.

Our Community Partnerships currently offer a range of services including, a busy private therapy clinic, an Expert Witness Service, Diagnostic Assessment Clinics (ADHD and ASD) and a Complex Treatment Service for Military Veterans. Whilst this is a full-time permanent role, there would be the opportunity for the successful candidate to potentially work in other services once the new service is up and running smoothly.

The Role

This Clinical Lead role will suit an experienced Principal level Psychologist or Principal Psychologist looking to progress into a Consultant level role on apart time basis. The role will partly draw upon the clinical expertise of the applicant when working directly with patients, and partly involve leadership responsibility for the clinical running of MDT diagnostic team.

The team will consist of individuals drawn from psychology, occupational therapy, SALT and administration support and will work closely with the Clinical Team Lead for Neurodevelopmental services.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Service Director and Associate Director of Psychology to set up the service operationally and clinically and remain accountable for delivering against the contractually agreed KPI’s as the project progresses.

Due to the emphasis on delivering services digitally, the successful applicant will need to have substantial experience in conducting online Autism assessments as well as being able to train and support staff in being able to deliver high quality assessments in this way.

The post holder will report to the Service Director and receive clinical supervision and mentoring from the Associate Director of Community Partnerships.  They will also be able to take advantage of the extensive CPD opportunities that St Andrew’s offers.

About You

You will be professionally qualified Principal or Consultant Psychologist and have extensive experience in leading and developing an ASD assessment service in the community.  You will have experience of managing people, particularly multi-disciplinary teams.


If this sounds like you then we’d love you to apply here.  If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about this role please contact James Farrelly on 07827856634 or