Project Manager – Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

The Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Programme is part of the development of a new workforce for children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing services at the Anne Freud Centre.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is the leading national charity supporting young minds through innovative therapeutic practice, training and research. Our vision is a world in which children, young people and their families are effectively supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.The Project Manager CWP post sits in the Workforce Development Team within the Education and Training Division at the Centre.

Purpose of the postThe key objectives for this post are:• To support the recruitment of trainees to the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Programme, being delivered through the Centre by UCL to build capacity and capability across the CYP mental health workforce;• To work with the Workforce and Course Leads at UCL in ensuring the robust delivery of the CWP Programme;• To ensure that the CWP Programme is accountable and demonstrates clear outcomes;• To support the auditing of the CWP Programme at UCL.The Centre has moved to a hybrid model of working. From January 2022, staff will be required to work onsite for up to 40% of their working hours at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross, London (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH).Please email 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 durationContract type: Fixed Term – 1 year Maternity leave coverContract duration: 12 months in the first instanceClosing date for applicationsMidday (12pm), 21st JANUARY 2022Notification of interviewShortlisted applicants will be notified no later than 26th JANUARY 2022Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.InterviewsInterviews will be held on 31st JANUARY 2022The Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Programme is part of the development of a new workforce for children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing services and is a collaboration between UCL and KCL Universities and the Centre. It builds on the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Programme and the work of the London South-East Learning Collaborative with membership of over 110 providers and commissioners of children and young people’s mental health services across NHS, Local Authority, Voluntary and Independent sectors working in London the South-East of England.The CWP Postgraduate Certificate is delivered across London and the South-East by UCL and KCL and it is a training on brief, focused evidence-based interventions in the form of low intensity support and guided self-help to young people who demonstrate mild/moderate anxiety, low mood, and common behavioural difficulties.The CWP Programme receives funding from NHS England and Health Education England. In implementing this Programme, the aim is to improve mental health services through better evidence-based practice, better collaborative practice, authentic participation and co-production, and better use of feedback and clinical outcomes across all services.

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