Practice Tutor- Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) Programme
Hours: 7 hours per week (364 hours across the year).
Salary: £38,000 to £45,000 per annum, FTE depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme.
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. The course entails six modules. One group of 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 Practice Tutor will enable trainees to develop practice skills in delivering mental health interventions in educational settings and will also facilitate dialogue between educational and mental health perspectives in supporting children and young people in schools. The post-holder will be required to bring to the attention of the Deputy or Programme Director any concerns relating to the trainee’s academic work or general welfare, they will also be required to mark the trainee assignments and attend marking workshops.
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, one year in the first instance.
Closing date for applications Midday (12pm), on 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 Wednesday 18th August or Friday 20th August 2021.