Job Description

Our service has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Recruit to Train Trainee, part of the Health Education England (HEE) funded Recruit to Train Programme in partnership with the Anna Freud Centre, University College London, and Kings College London. The post-holder will be training on the Children & Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Therapy Course and carrying out clinical work in our service to complement their studies and use their newly developed skills.

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic mental health practitioners to work and train within our service in IPT-A (Interpersonal Psychotherapy – Adolescents). The training post will equip the post-holder to provide interventions for young people & families using evidence-based intervention consistent with the course they are attending. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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.

This intensive training post will equip the post–holder to provide interventions based on CYP-IAPT care principles and also an evidence-based intervention consistent with their training course. 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.

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 ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital 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.

At UCLH, we have a real ‘One Team’ ethos, and our values – safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

The psychological medicine department is a well-resourced multi-disciplinary team that offers mental health and psychological support to many patients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings at UCLH. We are a supportive team of people with many opportunities for specialist supervision and work-based support.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

For more informationregardingthe main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.