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Module Leads - MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications

Job Title: Module Leads - MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
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Salary: Salary: £37,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience) FTE per annum pro-rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Reference: AF102
Contact Email: Recruitment@annafreud.org
Job Published: June 14, 2021 11:46

Job Description

Module Leads - MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications

Location: London

Application Deadline: 23 June 2021 12:00

Vacancy Type: Fixed Term/Part Time

Contract Duration: 12 months in the first instance

Hours per week and working pattern: 130 hours per annum (please view the job documents for each Module Lead post for more details)

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. The Centre collaborates with UCL in offering a unique portfolio of postgraduate programmes in child and adolescent mental health, covering both clinical training and research, ranging from certificate to doctoral levels.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

This two-year full-time MSc programme (previously called Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology) was recently restructured to bring it up to date with current research and clinical practice. This programme continues to have a predominant psychoanalytic approach and provide a comprehensive understanding of child development. However, students will now be able to apply their learning in a supervised clinical placement normally in the Early Years Service at the Centre, a two-year parent-infant observation, as well as conducting a substantial two-year research project. The programme will have a strong focus on early child development and parenthood (prenatal to 5 years of age) and how the early years impact later development in adolescence, adulthood and becoming a parent. Psychoanalytic theories will be studied alongside contemporary research in developmental psychology and neuroscience, as well as different approaches to contemporary clinical practice. In this way, we hope to start a meaningful dialogue between psychoanalysis and other disciplines, allowing cross-fertilisation and consideration of the relevance and application of psychoanalysis and other theories in multiple settings in today’s world. The MSc will have an intake of around 15 students each year (a total of 30 students when Year 1 students and Year 2 students are running concurrently).

We are currently recruiting for several roles (please see table below) for this MSc programme. We are looking for experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individuals. Full Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for all the Module Lead posts are available to download on this page, and other relevant opportunities related to this MSc programme (Course Tutor and Seminar Leader) can be found at: www.annafreud.org/vacancies/.

Interested applicants can apply for more than one post. Please indicate which Module Lead post(s) you are applying for in the supporting statement section of your application form. 

Early Child Development I 

Salary: £37,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience) FTE per annum pro-rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme. Working hours: Total of 130 hours per annum – Term 1 only.

Module will consider different aspects of child, parent and parent-child relationship, focusing on: pre-natal/pregnancy; transition to parenthood; newborn (up to one month); and infancy (up to six months).

Early Child Development II 

Salary: £37,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience) FTE per annum pro-rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme. Working hours: Total of 130 hours per annum – Term 2 only.

Module will consider different aspects of child, parent and parent-child relationship, focusing on: infancy (up to one year); toddlerhood (up to 3 years); and pre-school (up to 5 years). 

Early Child Development III

Salary: £37,000 - £50,000  (depending on experience) FTE per annum  pro-rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme. Working hours: Total of 130 hours per annum – Term 3 only. 

Module will look at the impact of early years development and parenting on later stages of life such as latency, adolescence, young adulthood and the process of becoming a parent.

Prevention in Mental Health

Salary: £37,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience) FTE per annum pro-rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme. Working hours: Total of 130 hours per annum – Term 3 only.

Module will introduce the concept of preventive mental health, focusing on 1) general promotion of mental health, identifying protective factors and coping mechanisms and 2) selective preventive interventions in high-risk groups.

Multidisciplinarity and Multiple Perspectives in Early Years

Salary: £37,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience) FTE per annum pro-rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme. Working hours: Total of 130 hours per annum – Term 3 only. 

Module will look at important networks in early work, liaising between health visitors, GP, therapists, nurseries, social workers, child psychotherapists, parent-infant psychotherapists etc.

Parent-Infant Observation

Salary: £37,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience) FTE per annum pro-rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme. Working hours: Total of 130 hours per annum – over two academic years.

The main purpose of the post is to ensure the successful delivery of the parent-infant observation seminars across the two years of the programme and the work discussion groups in Year 2.

Post-holders will be primarily based at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH, although some work might be done remotely.

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. 

Closing date for applications
Midday (12pm), Wednesday 23 June 2021.

Notification of interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 24 June 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.

Interviews
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30 June, Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 July 2021.

How to apply
Please click on the 'Apply now’ button to view the full Job Description, Person Specification and to apply.
We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.