YPAS Recruiting Experienced Practitioners for Parenting Training

Post: Parenting Practitioner (training post)

Salary: £22,937 (NJC scale 6; point 26)

Contract: Fixed-term (1 year). Secondments will be considered

Hours: 35 hours per week

The Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS) is seeking to recruit professionally qualified practitioners who have experience of working with the mental health and emotional well-being needs of children, young people and families. This is an excellent opportunity that will allow for the undertaking of funded academic training and salaried for a one year period.

As part of Liverpool’s transformation planning and workforce development objectives of Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYPIAPT) Liverpool’s CAMHS partnership is striving to increase access to evidence-based parenting interventions.

YPAS is a Liverpool based Youth, Information, Advice and Counselling Service, established in 1966. The charity provides a wide range of support and therapeutic interventions to address the mental health and emotional well-being needs of children, young people and families.

The training posts are aimed at Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Mental Health Nurses with 3 years post qualified experience to work as parenting facilitators, co-delivering 14 week parenting programmes across three Liverpool based Community Hubs.

The one year course will be split between training and clinical work. Subsequent to the successful completion of the fixed term training contract, applicants will be in a position to apply to vacant posts at YPAS.

The course provides a thorough and robust theoretical base with particular focus on the protocols with the soundest evidence. In addition to providing practical, intensive and detailed skills training to facilitate skill development to a defined standard of competency, the course aims to increase trainees’ knowledge base of theory and research in parenting training and promote a critical approach to the subject.

It aims to equip trainees to become skilled, creative and independent parenting training practitioners who appropriately value and adhere to treatment protocols with fidelity.

Closing Date: Friday 4 November 2016, 12noon

Interviews: Wednesday 9 November 2016

Post commences: 12 December 2016

Training commences: 9 January 2017

For an application pack, email recruitment@ypas.org.uk or for further information, contact Valerie O’Donnell, Senior Operational Manager, on 0151 702 6083 or email val@ypas.org.uk.

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