Research Assistant in Child and Youth Mental Health (BB-77E51)
Found in: Neuvoo UK
Duties and ResponsibilitiesSocial prescribing relieves pressure on NHS services by helping patients find community activities to improve their health and wellbeing. However, to date, it has mainly targeted adult populations where it has shown improvements in mental health. This is set to change with the rolling out of 1000 new link workers, with some focusing on children and young people.We are looking for a research assistant to help advance the best ways to roll out social prescribing for children and young people. Reporting to the Co-PIs, the successful applicant will join a dynamic team in UCL, a leading UK university with an international reputation for clinical psychology research. The post-holder will be based in the Evidence Based Practice Unit.The post-holder would work to achieve the aims of the project: 1) Explore the pros/cons of different routes to social prescribing for children and young people, and2) Explore the barriers and facilitators to the link worker model of social prescribing.Duties and responsibilitiesYou will be part of a small but vibrant team and will work on successful completion of a UKRI Emerging Minds funded project under direction of the Co-PIs. You will play a key role in the recruitment and interviewing of stakeholders.This post is full time initially but we have scope for flexibility to consider part time/job share working. The role is fixed term for 3 months with the possibility of an extension.
We are looking for someone with a degree in psychology or related field who is interested in child mental health research and has excellent organisation and people skills.You will need to be a skilled communicator who is able to work effectively in a team and contribute to the management of a large and complex project.You will understand ethical conduct in research and how to work empathically within these guidelines. We actively encourage applications from candidates from backgrounds under-represented in psychology.
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