Child Wellbeing Practitioner / Educational Mental Health Practitioner
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families are currently recruiting a Child Wellbeing Practitioner or an Educational Mental Health Practitioner. This is an opportunity to join two highly respected and rapidly growing teams.
Role: Child Wellbeing Practitioner / Educational Mental Health Practitioner
Start date: November 2021
Salary: £29,000 to £34,000 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
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’s Schools Division has a substantial track record of delivering training and services into schools with national reach and reputation. The Centre has long standing and established relationships with schools across London and also schools in the borough of Brent. This is an exciting new opportunity to work in Clinical Help in Schools across the Schools Outreach Team and the Brent Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team.
Brent – Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team
The Centre has a long standing and established relationship with Brent Council. The Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team (WEST) is a service commissioned by Brent Council focusing on improving the wellbeing of children and young people aged 4 to 18 years (or up to 25 years with a Special Educational Need or Disability) in identified vulnerable groups including children and young people with learning disabilities, at risk of exclusion, looked after children and those who are at risk of multiple vulnerabilities such as child sexual exploitation, gang affiliation and domestic violence. The service offers brief evidence-based individual and group interventions for children with mild to moderate needs and their families.
The work will be a mixture of face-to-face work in community settings (predominantly schools) and home-based virtual appointments. Some attendance at meetings and supervisions may be required at the Brent Civic Centre and at the Anna Freud Centre.
The Schools Outreach Team
The Schools Outreach Team (SOT) is a school- based service, which is bought in by schools across London. The practitioner is based in the school for half a day or a whole day per week across the academic year providing a range of support. The practitioner can provide individual, family and/or group support as well as consultation, supervision and training for school staff. We work closely with the school to provide a flexible and accessible service and referrals come directly from the school.
We are currently recruiting a Child Wellbeing Practitioner or an Educational Mental Health Practitioner. This is an opportunity to join two highly respected and rapidly growing teams.
The roles will be suited to those individuals with skills and experience working directly in schools and with hard-to-engage populations who may have withdrawn from education and their local community. Applications from practitioners due to complete their training in 2021 would be strongly encouraged.
The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and would actively seek to increase the diversity of the Brent Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team and the Schools Outreach Team.
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.
For an informal discussion, please contact:
– Dr. Jyoti Pooni, Clinical Psychologist/Service Manager – Brent WEST, on 07436701798 or
– Dr. Cyra Neave, Senior Clinician – Schools Outreach Team on
Contract duration: 12 months fixed term (in the first instance).
Closing date for applications: Midday (12pm), Friday 29 October 2021.
Notification of interview: Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday 10 November 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.
Interviews: Interviews will be held on Monday 15 November 2021.
How to apply
For more information about this role and to apply, please go to annafreud.org/vacancies/
We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.