Integrated Autism Service Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Neath Port Talbot Hospital
Neath Port Talbot
£40,420 to £48,515 per annum
21/03/2018 23:59

Welcome to ABM University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.    

Croeso i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl sy’n rhannu ein gwerthoedd: gofalu am ein gilydd, cydweithio a gwella drwy’r amser.

ABM University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.


The Integrated Autism Service (IAS) is a pioneering new service for children and adults with autism across Bridgend, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot helping to drive up standards and deliver support services of the best quality to the people who need them. This new service is part of a national drive to improve services for those with autism and their families, parents and carers in Wales and will be a valuable addition to the range of other existing support services available across the Western Bay region. 

The regional IAS is being delivered via the Western Bay Health and Social Care Collaborative - a partnership initiative between the ABMU Health Board and Councils in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. Its aim is to create a flexible service that eliminates existing barriers to support and bring about positive outcomes for people of all ages who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Some of the key functions of the IAS will be to provide timely diagnosis for adults, support across the lifespan before a person reaches crisis-point, and to offer information, advice and support to service users and their families. The overall drive for the service nationally is to increase awareness and understanding of autism in all aspects and it will also deliver a training and development programme for people with autism, their families, parents and carers and for professionals in order to help improve people’s confidence and personal wellbeing. Ultimately, it will be a service for people with autism who do not have access to core services and currently ‘fall between the cracks’ of service provision.

This is an exciting opportunity for a professional who has the relevant clinical experience, management skills and drive to lead the establishment of the new IAS, which should be operational Autumn 2018. The post-holder would work closely with the newly established Neuro-development teams for children and develop links across the region with a wide range of service providers such as Education, leisure, employment and Third sector whilst strengthening relationships with providers of ‘core services’. The post-holder will also operationally lead developments within the service and coordinate roles and responsibilities of staff, ensuring appropriate lines of communication and forums are in place to provide effective and professional decision making.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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