Healios • Home based, United Kingdom

Assistant Autism Assessment Practitioner

Remote-first – with Co-working space

A little flex time

Job Description



POSITION: Permanent, Full Time & Part Time (minimum of 22.5 hours per week)

LOCATION: Fully remote

SALARY: £30,000 - £35,200 FTE


Founded in 2013, Healios is a leading specialist digital healthcare company working to empower patients and families affected by mental health, autism and ADHD conditions to support long-term outcomes and wellbeing. Our mission is to bring exceptional healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Healios is pioneering the world’s first digitalisation of NHS Mental Health Trust outpatient services, covering multiple complex specialist assessment and psychological intervention services. By digitising entire clinical pathways, we enable children, adults and their family members to receive and seamlessly transition between clinical services from the comfort of their home.

You can find out more about us by clicking here!


Our Neurodevelopmental Clinical team is the biggest in the UK and our aim is to provide high quality diagnostic assessments by administering ADOS and ADIR as well as in some areas, offering post-diagnostic support to help children, young people and their families understand their diagnosis.


The Assistant Autism Assessment Practitioner position requires an individual who is skilled at autism diagnostic assessment and interventions and who is committed to delivering the best outcomes for neurodiverse children, young people, adults and their families. The successful candidate will be a member of an MDT and will deliver part of the autism assessment alongside providing support, advice and interventions to service users and their families. They will receive close supervision and support from their team manager and clinical leads. Key aspects of the role are:

  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with relevant professional codes of practice and Healios policies and procedures

  • To actively contribute to multi disciplinary team meetings, working with others to reach a diagnostic conclusion

  • Manage / investigate concerns / incidents / quality issues and provide reports

  • Effectively communicate with neurodiverse children, young people and adults, families, internal and external staff

  • Work within the framework of your regulatory body, and ensure professional registration is maintained

  • Meet service objectives and key performance indicators

  • Contribute to audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service

To be successful in this role, below is what we would need from you:

  • ADOS and/or ADI-r trained and experienced

  • Experience of working as part of an MDT

  • Experience of delivering support/interventions to neurodiverse children and/or adults

  • Ability to undertake risk assessments and develop risk plans

  • Real passion for supporting people to improve their lives

  • A desire to become part of a collaborative environment and share knowledge and learning for the benefit of all

  • A curious mind-set that underpins your continuous drive to challenge the status quo for achieving better outcomes

  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carer and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS

  • Flexibility to support our mission of bringing healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere

  • A commitment to ethical practice and adherence to the highest standards of safeguarding of adults/children

  • A professional home working environment

  • Wifi connection. Minimum of 2 mbps up and download speed


    • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays and closure days)

    • Birthday Leave

    • "Life Leave" - 2 days of extra leave to take when things you can't plan for happen

    • Contributory Pension Scheme

    • Fully personalised flexible benefits package including; Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, EAP Service, Critical Illness Cover, employee discount and savings portal, Cycle to Work Scheme, Tech Scheme and Wine Club!

    • Enhanced family friendly policies

    • Flexible, home based role

    • Company laptop, monitor and keyboard, plus an allowance to purchase additional equipment

    • CPD/Growth day per year, plus personal development allowance to invest in your growth

    • Bespoke Healios Training, including schedule of monthly CPD for clinicians

    • A collaborative culture where curiosity, creativity, experimentation and innovation are fostered

    • A highly motivated and energetic team bringing a wide range of talents, experience and knowledge to solve complex challenges

    • Autonomy to shape and design world leading clinical pathways that harness the power of combining technology with evidence-based interventions and a human touch

    • Opportunities to grow and further develop your professional interests

    • A culture that challenges the status quo in pursuit of providing exceptional healthcare and an unrivalled experience for the clients and families we support


As part of our pre-employment checks, all employees of Healios will be asked to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Dependent on your role within the business, this will either be an Enhanced or Basic. A Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check may also be required. You will be asked to provide two professional references as a minimum.

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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – phased transition, where employees will be able to return to their role on 50% of their contracted hours for 3 months and receive full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – Two weeks full pay
Adoption leave – Matched with Maternity & Paternity
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Teambuilding days

We asked employees of Healios how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done
Working at Healios

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

15% Male - 80% Female - 2% Non-Binary

Office locations


Funding levels

£7 million
What employees are saying

"I have more flexibility in terms of working patterns at Healios than I've ever had before. This has given me the opportunity to find a way of working that actually works for me."

Anonymous Healios Employee

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Healthtech & Healthcare companies – 3rd

Most flexible Healthtech & Healthcare companies – 3rd

Industry awards 2022