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Trainee Systemic Family Practitioner (CYP IAPT)

THE ROLE - Full-time (37 hours per week) / 12-month fixed-term contract / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website

Our service has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Trainee Children and Young People’s Systemic Family Practitioner (CYP IAPT Recruit to Train Practitioner) . The postholder will train on a Postgraduate Children & Young People Mental Health Therapy course and carry out clinical work as an employee in our service. You will work within the Brighton and Hove Children and Young People's Wellbeing service, which is a service delivered in partnership between YMCA DownsLink Group and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This will equip the post-holder to provide interventions for children, young people or families using evidence-based interventions based on CYP-IAPT care principles and also interventions consistent with the Systemic approach.

Please be aware that you must be successful in your application for this trainee role to also receive a place on the course, and vice-versa. ***You must apply to the course at the same time as this job*** Please read our Application Guide document for important information on application requirements and the application process.

This role is based on site, you will work in the service for at least 2.5 - 4 days of the week whilst attending the training programme for the remaining 1 - 2.5 days.

ABOUT YOU - We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic mental health practitioners to work and train within our service. You will have at minimum a second-class bachelor’s degree from a UK University or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject. Applicants with relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will also have a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject from a UK university or equivalent. Applications may be considered from those who do not have a registerable professional training if you have at least 3 years’ experience in a CAMHS or an equivalent setting. The ideal applicant will also have at least two years' experience of working with children / young people in a mental health setting.

CLOSING DATE - 1 October 2023 at midnight, with a proposed interview date of 6 November 2023

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact and

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK

An inclusive workplace - We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve. We particularly welcome applications from People of Colour and minoritised white communities, people who are LGBTQU+, and people with disabilities and neurodiversities because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Accessibility - If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form. If you are not local, we can post these to your preferred address. If you require these documents in another format, please let us know.

For more information on our efforts to build an inclusive workplace, and how we can support you with your application, please see the application pack.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).