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Children Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Training Post

 

3 posts

 

Full Time, Fixed Term, 1 year. 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

 

Band 4

 

Base – Tavistock Centre, and either Seven Sisters Primary School or Haringey Tuition Centre.

 

An exciting new development has arisen as result of a government initiative to provide preventative interventions to children and young people who do not meet the normal thresholds for CAMHS or will not engage with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

 

Alongside working towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice at the Anna Freud Centre and Kings College, you will work in the Child and Family Directorate 3 days a week. The direct clinical work will be based in either Seven Sisters Primary School or Haringey Tuition Centre under the supervision of a CWP Supervisor, and there will be close links with the specialist multi-disciplinary CAMHS teams.

 

Seven Sisters Primary School and Centre is a community school in the heart of Tottenham serving children from 0-11. The school is deemed to be one of the most deprived schools in the country, with more than 70% being eligible for FSM. The school has a high level of need and is heavily invested in the wellbeing of it’s pupils.

 

Haringey Tuition Centre is an integrated service for students whose medical needs make it impossible for them to attend mainstream school. It also provides an interim service for students in mainstream schools whose medical conditions cause them to require further support. The service also provides places and individually tailored programmes for students unplaced in mainstream school, such as young people requiring initial assessment who are recently arrived to the country and those that who are disabled or have special educational needs.

 

 

The Tavistock and Portman Children Young People and Families Directorate and is a thriving multidisciplinary service which offers clinical services in a range of settings including community clinics, schools and GP practice, and works closely with Haringey Local Authority provisions. The Tavistock has a national and international reputation as a training centre, and provides an excellent environment in which trainees can have successful and rewarding clinical placements.

 

The training programme is part of the Children and Young Persons Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) London & South East Learning Collaborative. The overall aim of the CWP programme is to provide specific training in evidence-based treatment techniques that can be delivered within brief or low-intensity interventions for mild to moderate emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people.

 

Following the training, Camden CAMHS have opportunities for permanent CWP positions at band 5.

 

To be shortlisted you will need to have a minimum of a second class university degree and previous experience of working with young people with mental health difficulties.

 

Please note: You will need to make a dual application to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and also to the university. Please follow the instructions in the attached UCL Application Guidance for the university application.

 

If you have any questions about the programme or the application process, please in the first instance email Annie Murphy at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families cwp.admin@annafreud.org

 

If you have questions about the clinical side of the position, please contact Rachel James on rjames@tavi-port.nhs.uk

 

 

Closing Date 19th February 2018

 

Interview Date 28th February 2018

 

Start Date April 2018 – training starts on 19th April 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you have any questions about the programme or the application process, please in the first instance email Annie Murphy at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families cwp.admin@annafreud.org

 

If you have questions about the clinical side of the position, please contact Victoria Blincow on vblincow@tavi-port.nhs.uk

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