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£28,837 – £31,539 a year

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The UCLH Department of Child & Adolescent Psychological Medicine / Services, Paediatric & Adolescent Division are looking to recruit 3 trainee Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners to continue to improve children and young people’s mental health services for patients being treated at UCLH.

The training forms part of the service transformation initiative delivered by Health Education England as part of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYP-MH) programme.

This post is within the Paediatric & Adolescent Division, Department for Child and Adolescent Psychological Medicine / Services.

You will contribute to the existing provision of psychological interventions to children and young people receiving treatment at UCLH, and their parents where relevant.

This is a fixed-term training role within the Child and Young Persons Improving Access To Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP-IAPT). The post-holder will work within the Dept of Children & Young People’s Psychological Medicine / Services within the Paediatric & Adolescent Division, providing interventions whilst undertaking a programme of training for this role. The post- holder will work in the service for at least 2.5-3.0 days of the week using the newly developed skills whilst attending the training programme for the remaining 2.0-2.5 days. This is a novel setting for use of CYP-IAPT and we are excited to be able to offer and appraise it’s effectiveness in an acute hospital setting to better meet the needs of CYP being treated in hospital.

The post holder will be required to work closely with other members of the administrative team and clinical teams, including managers, administrators, nursing and medical staff, allied health professionals and support workers.

The post holder will be required to liaise with a range of staff internally and externally across the Trust and with partner and external organisations.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population.

We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

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HEE are also expecting to implement a new rule regarding beneficiaries of their training year funding. We recommend you read this if you plan to apply to future trainings.

Training commences January 2023

Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification before applying for the role.

Please note that an application to University College London Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice needs to be made alongside your application to UCLH Department of Child & Adolescent Psychological Medicine/Services, Paediatric & Adolescent Division.