Project Lead

University of Reading - School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team at the Charlie Waller Institute. This post is funded by the Child and Young Person Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme. The main aim of the post is to support the introduction of Psychological Well-Being Practitioners (PWPs) into NHS Child and Adolescent services. PWPs deliver brief, low intensity psychological interventions to children, young people and parents. They are part of the multi-disciplinary CAMHs team.

The post holder will work closely with NHS CAMHs and the CWI team to support trainee PWPs in their new role and to provide training and support to supervisors and clinical leads in CAMHs The post will involve planning, organising and contributing to training and supervision, supporting other staff, and liaising with external and internal stakeholders. The role offers a wide range of opportunities to develop your career.

You will have:

  • Experience in delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy specifically in relation to children and young people.
  • A detailed understanding of the CYP IAPT transformation programme for CAMHs.
  • Understanding of a range of low intensity evidence based interventions for CYP.
  • Excellent clinical skills reflected in an ability to engage with children and young people clients and to link the science and practice of evidence based psychological therapies.
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor and excellent feedback from supervisees.
  • Confident communication skills in a range of settings.
  • Ability to use the full range of MS Office packages.
  • Excellent organisational ability.

Informal contact details
Contact role: CYP IAPT project manager
Contact name: Ruth Henderson
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Director of Training
Contact name: Pam Myles
Contact email:

Closing date: 17/12/2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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