Sessional Children and Young People’s Autism Assessor


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The Retreat Clinics York is currently seeking a sessional clinician to provide face to face children and your people’s autism assessments.

As an experienced registered professional with autism assessment training and experience you will be responsible for the assessment process of young people who require assessment to ascertain if they would meet the criteria for a diagnosis of autism.

You will

  • Undertake ADOS, ADIR assessments predominately face to face with children, young people within our service.
  • Write up assessment reports in a clear and concise manner, working to timelines for completion of assessments and submission of reports.
  • Ensure high quality interaction and assessment of children/adults and families referred to the service.
  • Form part of the MDT for discussion and quality assurance of report

You must have…

  • Professional Registration and qualification relevant to role (NMC, SWE or HCPC)
  • Post registration experience working within a service with children and young people with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • An ability to undertake assessments and confidence in delivering feedback on assessment outcome to individuals and family members.
  • ADOS or ADIR Trained.
  • Ability to deliver face to face assessment at our dedicated Children’s Service in York.


  • Clients are triaged through by a senior clinician before being matched to a clinician. You are able to accept or refuse cases without prejudice.
  • Unlimited access to clinic space on our historic site. Clients are greeted by our administration team and able to wait in our comfortable waiting area.
  • Responsive support from our clinical leads, as required.
  • Access to quality clinical record management systems to support safe practice, and access to IT support for any queries you may have.
  • Administration support to allow you to focus purely on your clients.
  • Free mandatory training if you have not completed this elsewhere.
  • The option to join one of our clinical network forums where you can meet with other clinicians working in the organisation.
  • Access to amenities onsite, including free parking, a library and kitchen, with free tea and coffee available.
  • Access to our clinician office and desktop PCs, to complete your notes, do additional reading, or connect with other clinicians.
  • Support from our talented administrators, enabling you to concentrate on your clinical work.

If you would like further information about the role, please contact Lucy Baldwin, Head of Service, Children and Young People


Closing date for applications: 9th June 2024