Anna Freud Centre - Course Tutor (ALIP with CYP)

Course Tutor – Adapting Low Intensity Practice with CYP (and families) with neurodiversity including ASC/LD 

Hours: Part-time: 14 hours per week. Must be available to work on Thursdays during term-time, with some flexibility for the second day either on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, dependent on candidate availability and interest in undertaking work on more than one programme.

Salary: £50,000 to £51,500 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme

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.

Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme led by NHS England. Our courses are funded by Health Education England and trainees are staff from the NHS, Local Authority and voluntary organisations who are part of the CYP IAPT collaboration. Our exciting, new Postgraduate Diploma Senior Wellbeing Practitioner (SWP) programme will be delivered part-time over a two-year duration and will begin in January 2023. The SWP programme aims to offer a career pathway for current Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) and Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) to develop into more senior roles within their services. The delivery will be a mixed-mode, including both online/remote and some in-person teaching. The aim is to extend practitioners’ clinical skillset by providing specialist training in a broader range of presentations, as well as supervisor training for low-intensity interventions, and the programme comprises of four modules (please view the Job Profiles for module descriptions).

We are recruiting for a Course Tutor for the SWP programme team, who will join the Workforce Development Programmes pathway within our continually growing Postgraduate Studies Department in our Education and Training Division. In the first instance, the Course Tutor will lead on Module 3 and Module 4 (summarised below). As this is a new programme, content is being developed and additional time allocation has been factored in for preparation in the first academic year. Therefore, duties attached to this role will be extended in the second year of delivery to support Year 2 of the course, as well as potential to support other workforce development programmes.

Module 3: Enhanced Practice in Early Intervention, aims to expand the scope and breadth of the conditions that CWPs and EMHPs can work with. Specifically, practitioners will

develop an understanding of, and interventions for, advanced anxiety presentations such as OCD, Social Anxiety; Trauma-Informed practice principles and approaches as well as other difficulties such as those relating to school attendance.

Module 4: Adapting Low Intensity Practice with CYP (and families) with neurodiversity including ASC/LD, will help practitioners develop an understanding of the core features of autism spectrum conditions and learning disabilities (ASC/LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated conditions. They will acquire knowledge of relevant legislation, social models of disability and practice as well as learn to deliver effective low intensity interventions with this client group.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates with specialist experience and expertise working in the child and adolescent mental health field and neurodiversity, alongside experience of developing and/or delivering teaching-related content. The main responsibilities will include the development and delivery of teaching, coordinating module assessments, including marking, as well as facilitating Practice Tutor Groups where students will develop their clinical knowledge and practice.

The SWP programme is a fantastic development for the low-intensity workforce and the goal is to provide high-quality, evidence-informed teaching. It is an exciting time to join the newly forming SWP programme team, as the Course Tutors will play a key role in the development and shaping of the programme. In addition, there will be opportunities to work across various workforce development programmes at the Centre. As the team and programme develops, there may also be potential for a Deputy Programme Director position to become available in due course.

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): staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours, at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH). Staff will be expected to be present for in-person teaching days and other planning-related meetings.

Contract duration


Closing date for applications

Midday (12pm), Monday 30 January 2023.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 2 February 2023. Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.


Interviews will be held w/c 6th February 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.

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