Course Tutor - Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) Programme
Hours: 10.5 hours (546 hours per year or 1.5 days per week).
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 per annum, FTE depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families 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 Centre works in close partnership with a wide range of service providers, voluntary sectors and academic bodies including UCL to support the delivery and award of its postgraduate programmes.
The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.
This one-year postgraduate diploma course is part of the child mental health workforce development programme. The course started in January 2019 to train graduate entry practitioners to the child and young people mental health workforce. It is a key part of the Green Paper proposals to establish mental health workers in schools to increase the workforce set out by the government in 2025.
The content of this diploma course is guided by a National Curriculum and the course has six modules.
One group of three modules on the course will train practitioners to provide brief/low intensity interventions for children, young people and parents with common psychological problems or mild to moderate severity. The three common presentations that practitioners will be trained for are anxiety, low mood/self-harm and common behaviour problems.
A second group of three modules will focus on (1) learning about how to work in an educational context, (2) working with common problems in educational settings and (3) delivering group-based programmes as part of prevention of emerging mental health needs. This teaching will include the delivery of group interventions and psychoeducation workshops.
Alongside their training, EMHP trainees will work in the schools linked to the site in which they are employed.
The Course Tutor will lead and be responsible for teaching a significant proportion of three of the programme’s six modules. The Course Tutor may also facilitate a practice tutor group of up 10-12 trainees, will mark trainee assignments and take part in other course related activities such as personal tutoring.
Applicants will have a recognised qualification in a core mental health profession of Clinical Psychology, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapy or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. They will also have a sound knowledge of child development and theories of child and adolescent mental health together with experience working with children, young people, and families with psychological/emotional difficulties in a mental health service and/ or educational setting.
The post-holder will be home-based during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic then once social distancing restrictions ease will be based at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.
Please email Recruitment@annafreud.org if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship licence.
Contract duration: Fixed term, maternity cover for 6 months in the first instance.
Closing date for applications: Midday (12pm), Monday 9th August 2021
Notification of interview: Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday 11th August 2021.
Please note, due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.
Interviews: Interviews will be held on Monday 16th August 2021