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£30,000 – £31,500 a year
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Full-time or part-time (28-35 hours per week, across Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00). Flexible working is possible – five positions available.

The Anna Freud Centre is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families. More information about the Anna Freud Centre is available on our website:

We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

We are currently recruiting for five Wellbeing Practitioners to join the Ealing Early Intervention Service, which is an exciting partnership between London Borough of Ealing and the Anna Freud Centre. Practitioners will operate at all times from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects the diversity of Ealing and ensures all work is sensitive to the needs of a range of ethnic, cultural and religious groups, is gender sensitive, anti-discriminatory and values diversity. The service works with children, young people and their families presenting with mild to moderate mental health needs. The service offers brief evidence-based individual and group interventions to address mild to moderate wellbeing needs largely using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-informed and mentalization approaches. Work is also conducted jointly with existing professionals where young people present with more complex needs to strengthen the skills and competencies in the multi-agency network. The work takes place on an outreach basis in schools, family homes and other community venues as well as being conducted virtually.

The roles are suited to individuals with skills and experience of working directly in school/community settings and who are passionate about delivering high-quality evidence-based interventions on a time-limited basis. The post-holders will use their clinical skills in assessment and delivery of evidence-based interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing needs. Practitioners will work in partnership with families and professionals to address the needs of children and young people in Ealing. They will also deliver consultation, training, and workshops to non-mental health staff, such as teachers and social workers with other clinicians and practitioners in the service.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of our thriving Clinical Help offers in the Schools Division. There are five positions available as a result of this new partnership and support through clinical supervision will be offered. The Wellbeing Practitioners will work therapeutically to deliver evidence-based interventions to children, young people and their families, using routine outcome measures in therapy. Successful candidates will have completed relevant training to effectively deliver evidence-based interventions for children and young people (e.g. as Child Wellbeing Practitioners or Educational Mental Health Practitioners). They will demonstrate experience and knowledge of working with children and young people with emotionally-based school avoidance (EBSA) in schools/community settings where there is complexity, including Looked After children and young people. Please refer to the Job Profile for all the role requirements.

Please email with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.


Hybrid (a mixture of home/onsite working): the post is based within premises at London Borough of Ealing and occasionally at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH). The Ealing sites are Greenford Service Centre (Oldfield Lane South, Ravenor Park, Greenford UB6 9LB) and Ealing Primary Centre (573 Greenford Road, Greenford UB6 8QJ). The work will be a mixture of face-to-face work in community settings with office and virtual appointments.

Contract duration


Closing date for applications

Midday (12pm) Monday 27 February 2023.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Tuesday 28 February 2023. During shortlisting, applicants are anonymously assessed using the criteria visible in the Job Profile. Please note: due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.


Interviews will be held on:

  • Thursday 2 March 2023
  • Friday 3 March 2023
  • Monday 6 March 2023
  • Tuesday 7 March 2023


How to apply

Please visit to register an account and apply online.

We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.

Please note that successful candidates will receive an Anna Freud contract and not an Ealing Council contract.


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