School observation clinician

For child ASD assessments we set out to observe all children in school. The school
observation is considered alongside a developmental history and an ADOS-2 to form a
diagnostic opinion.

It is one part of our NICE guideline compliant multi-disciplinary team
diagnostic assessment for children.

We are looking for clinicians to fulfil this school observation role as part of the assessment
pathway. It is an opportunity for clinicians to work on our diagnostic pathway if they are not
yet formally trained in the ADI-R or ADOS-2. Following the observation, you will then
contribute to the multi-disciplinary team diagnostic decision.

You may set the parameters for the counties you are willing to complete school observations
in. A typical school observation consists of a morning or afternoon visit with:

– Observation of the child in classroom during structured time
– Observation of the child at break during unstructured time
– A ‘tour of the school’ to allow one-to-one time with the child
– An interview with a teacher or member of staff who knows the child well

You will be providing assessments for self-funded private clients and occasional individually
commissioned assessments by public bodies and other establishments. Excellent written
and verbal communication skills, professionalism, and reliability are essential.


  • Case consultation and support from lead clinical psychologist
  • CPD and training opportunities
  • Regular, reliable and consistent work and payment
  • Flexible work plan
  • Full administrative support
  • Triage system for new bookings
  • All assessment kit, computing tools (e.g., emails, videoconferencing, patient note
    system) and other expenses provided for

Qualifications and experience

  • Professional qualification as a psychologist, psychiatrist, paediatrician, nurse, speech
    and language therapist or occupational therapist
  • Registration with the HCPC, GMC or NMC
  • Experience in working on diagnostic assessment pathways for ASD
  • Ability to travel and confident driver

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