Senior Therapist and Trainer – Early Years and Prevention

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is looking for a Senior Therapist and Trainer who will work within the Early Years and Prevention (EYP) Department within the Centre’s Clinical Division.

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 values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.The Senior Therapist and Trainer will work within the Early Years and Prevention (EYP) Department within the Centre’s Clinical Division. Part of their work will include provide direct clinical input to families with children aged under 5 through various psychological therapies, including but not limited to mentalisation-based treatment and VIPP. The post-holder will supervise and manage between 2-3 clinical staff (including Therapists, Assistant Psychologists and/or Trainees) whilst carrying their own caseload. They will actively contribute to and support various CPD and postgraduate training projects within the EYP Department, depending on their expertise and interests. Furthermore, the role will offer opportunities to collaborate and support the EYP evaluation team, as well as the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research (ChAPTRe) and Evidence-Based Practice Unit (EBPU) research teams to undertake research and service evaluation projects.The successful candidate will be an experienced Psychologist or Child/Adult Psychotherapist with clinical expertise in the parent-infant relationship, perinatal mental health, and some experience in facilitating and supervising individual and/or therapeutic group work. Post-qualification continuing professional development related to infant mental health and the perinatal period is essential for this role. The successful candidate will demonstrate over two years’ experience in therapeutic work with children and families and have a good understanding of psychoanalytic frameworks in clinical practice. A qualification or training in clinical supervision would be desirable although not an essential requirement.The Centre has moved to a hybrid model of working. From January 2022, staff will 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). Clinicians are currently attending face-to-face appointments when necessary.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.

Full-time (35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00 – flexible working considered)

Contract durationPermanentClosing date for applicationsMidday (12pm), Tuesday 15 February 2022.Notification of interviewShortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 17 February 2022.Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.InterviewsInterviews will be held on Tuesday 22 February 2022.How to applyFor more information about this role and to apply, please go to are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.

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