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  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £32,676 - £37,297, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 015865
  • Closes: 25th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Description

CYP-IAPT is an acronym for the Child and Young People’s Programme for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. It is a service transformation programme led & contracted by Higher Education England (HEE) of which a large part is training for managers, supervisors and clinicians who are implementing CYP IAPT. King’s College London (KCL) has been part of the collaborative (with University College London (UCL), Anna Freud Centre (AFC) & other HEIs in the country to deliver training courses for some years.

Building on CYP-IAPT, King’s offer a number of courses in evidence based practice, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Practice, to students who are part of the Government’s Recruit to Train (new workforces) scheme in which employers are funded to increase the workforce and send their new staff on these evidence based schemes.

The CYP IAPT New Workforces Co-ordinator will work as an assistant to the CYP IAPT Programme Directors and as part of the CYP-IAPT team at KCL supporting these courses which are the Child Wellbeing Practitioner Training (CWP) and the Education Mental Health Practitioner training (EMHP). (See course descriptions below).

  • This role requires close working with provider services, schools, regional and national HEE and other stakeholders
  • Coordination and development of the network supporting the establishment of these new teams and the links with the HEIs, including links between the HEI and the education system.
  • Supporting links with the schools, organising network events and facilitating feedback between the new teams and the clinical teaching staff in Kings to support the development of the MHSTs and the training course.
  • Liaising with the settings where the students are working.
  • Supporting the organisation of focused skills workshops offered as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including MBCT
  • Assisting with student recruitment.

The CWP Programme started in 2017 to train graduate entry practitioners to the Child and Young people mental health workforce. It is a key part of the Government’s Forwards plans which set out to increase the workforce. The students for the course are recruited by partnerships within the CYP-IAPT Collaborative and will be employees of these partnerships.

EMHP is the latest programme developed in 2019, which includes the development of Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) within schools. These teams will address the needs of children and young people by:

  • delivering, under supervision, high quality brief outcome focused evidence based interventions & guided self-help for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems;
  • help children with more severe problems to access more specialist services;
  • work with and within schools to have better access to specialist mental health services;
  • build on, but not replace, initiatives already in schools.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract to 31st December 2021.

This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the Course Directors to build and coordinate the networks required to support RtT(Recruit to Train), CWP, EMHP trainees and the MHSTs, proactively encouraging active engagement from a diverse range of key stakeholders from across the Education and Health sectors.
  • Assist with liaison between the HEIs & AFC and project teams to ensure alignment of the courses and the implementation of RtT, CWP and EMHP initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain an active website and social media presence, including video and audio interviews and recordings, to promote the network and encourage engagement.
  • Support the Course Directors and academic collaborators to organise and deliver successful network events, including workshops and conferences.
  • Provide on-going support and advice for the MHSTs and the clinical tutors on the development of this new service.
  • Provide ongoing administrative support and preparation of documents for the Course Directors
  • To understand the use of POD – an online tool for gathering and analysing experience and outcomes data for meaningful and responsible use by young people and clinicians in clinical work – and liaise with the POD Project Manager at Anna Freud Centre (AFC)
  • Collate reporting data to be shared with HEE and other stakeholders; working with the CYP IAPT research worker on the research portfolio
  • Ensure that all members of the network are kept up to date with progress and developments across network activities & support integrated working between teams delivering trainings at KCL, UCL & AFC
  • Being the first point of contact for partnership leads managing RtT, CWP and EMHP teams; and CWP/EMHP sites
  • Attend and/or organise steering group, workforce strategy & network meetings, workshops and interagency events, taking minutes & action where required.
  • Organise site visits to support and assure implementation, ensuring that site issues & liaison are followed up and appropriately dealt with; take minutes at site visits.
  • Maintain contact with the other New Workforce Development teams across the country and share insights and problem solving; in particular building relationships with AFC staff regarding recruitment.
  • Support the Department and Faculty leadership in fostering a stimulating, innovative & inclusive cultural environment across the Faculty enabling students and staff to thrive and develop, raising awareness of diversity and inclusion.
  • Support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course organisation.
  • This job description reflects the present requirements of the post, and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder. It is expected that the post holder recognises this, adopting a flexible approach to work and willingness to participate in training.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Good first degree in Psychology, Education or related degree (2:1 or above)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, confidence and ability to communicate, deal with and build good working relationships with a network of senior professionals & multiple stakeholders
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel) & ability to build and maintain appropriate templates and databases
  • Good digital skills, including any combination of the following – website development, use of social media, video and/or audio recordings
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong document writing skills to high standard of accuracy
  • Experience in organising and supporting teaching delivery
  • Experience of building an effective network across complex organisations, engaging and supporting senior professionals & multiple stakeholders
  • Proven relevant experience gained within Higher Education, NHS or public/third sector
  • Experience of organizing and managing event/steering group/strategy logistics; taking minutes and following up action; preparing high standard documents & databases
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team, and manage a varied workload with conflicting priorities
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias

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