Hours: Part-time (seven hours per week, 0.2 FTE); working on Tuesdays
Salary: £38,000 to £55,000 (dependent on experience) FTE per annum, pro rata
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFC) supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.
The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme that aims to improve Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and develop the workforce. Both the Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) and Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) are national, funded programmes. The programmes have been introduced in response to government strategy seeking to support mental health needs in children and young people by training a workforce of new practitioners to offer evidence-based interventions for low to moderate intensity anxiety, low mood and behaviour problems within a variety of community and school settings.
In collaboration with UCL as the degree awarding body, the AFC is undertaking a major recruitment exercise to support the delivery of both programmes for 2019/2020 with several roles currently available for experienced individuals to join the Postgraduate Studies team.
The postholder will be expected to facilitate practice tutor groups, contributing to the training and support of EMHP trainees in a variety of ways in order to develop their learning and practice. The Practice Tutor will also be expected to undertake marking, personal tutoring and make other similar contributions to support the delivery of the programme. You may have a successful background in teaching, SEND, pastoral or safeguarding arenas. You may be an experienced therapeutic practitioner, teacher or school leader who has worked in mainstream schools, pupil referral unit or alternative provision with children with SEND or have worked within a pastoral team coordinating intervention for children with SEMH.
The post-holder will be based at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.
The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Contract duration : One year in the first instance
Closing date for applications
: 23:59, Thursday 27 June
Notification of interview : Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday 3rd July
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates
: Interviews will be held on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July
We are unable to accept CVs
The Anna Freud Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.