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Children's Wellbeing Practitioner Supervisor
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF42581

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 28/09/2022

Job live date: 16/09/2022

Salary: £32,348 - £42,155 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences

Division: Psychology

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed Term to End June 2023

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and committed Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) to join our team in a senior clinical role. This post is ideal for a CWP who is equipped to advance into a supervisory role on the strength of a demonstrable track record of delivering evidence-based, brief, CBT-informed interventions to children and young people with anxiety and depressive disorders. This role is based within the ANDY Research Clinic at the University of Reading.

This post will involve providing clinical supervision to qualified CWPs, Trainee CWPs, and being appropriately accountable for their clinical work. Supervision will include direct/remote observation of qualified CWPs/Trainee CWPs conducting assessments and delivering evidence-based brief interventions. Supervision will also involve supervisees observing the supervisor conducting clinical work. Through formal supervision, the post holder will support qualified CWPs/Trainee CWPs to integrate their academic and theoretical training on child and adolescent mental health with the practice of delivering evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression. The post holder will also oversee the day-to-day activity and supervision of postgraduate placement students and manage their own clinical caseload.

You will have:

  • A recognised CWP qualification at Postgraduate Certificate level or higher (Level 7 qualification for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) AND wide-ranging post-qualification experience of working as a CWP delivering evidence-based, brief, CBT-informed interventions to children and young people with anxiety and depressive disorders
  • A recognised qualification in low-intensity psychological intervention supervision at Postgraduate Certificate level or higher OR sufficient post-qualification experience to be eligible to access supervision training (in most cases this will mean at least 2 years post-qualification experience).
  • The ability to provide effective supervision for practitioners delivering brief psychological interventions to children and young people with anxiety and depressive disorders.
  • Experience of carrying out diagnostic assessments with children and young people (e.g., ADIS, K-SADS).
  • Knowledge of child protection issues, safeguarding, and other relevant legislation and the ability to assess and manage clinical risk.

Contact role:

Clinic Director

Contact role:

Office Manager

Contact name:

Dr Ray Percy

Contact name:

Amy Lomas

Contact phone:

0118 378 4682

Contact phone:

0118 378 4682

Contact email:

Contact email:


Interview Date: TBC

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.​​​​​​​

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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