Associate Trainer, We Can Talk

We are looking for associate trainers to help us improve the confidence and skills of staff who support young people who attend hospital in a mental health crisis. 

If you have extensive experience of supporting children and young people in mental health crisis and currently work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) OR an emergency department or other acute setting AND are looking to help make everyone’s experience better – this is the job for you! We’re looking for both experienced CAMHS clinicians and equally experienced acute colleagues (with an interest in mental health, rather than any specialist qualifications) to help us change the future for every child and young person who attends hospital due to their mental health.

We Can Talk uses engagement and education to increase the skills and confidence of acute hospital staff in understanding and supporting children and young people’s mental health. We currently support more than 50 hospital sites to deliver face-to-face training,  equiping hospital staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to provide high quality care to children and young people presenting to hospital in a mental health crisis. Training is delivered by teams of three – a CAMHS clinician, an acute clinician and a Young Advisor with lived experience. We want to ensure young people are at the heart of training and educating staff in acute organisations.

In the last 3 years We Can Talk has trained over 2000 members of hospital staff and we are now entering an exciting phase of growth, supporting up to an additional 50 hospitals in the next year. We are therefore looking to expand our pool of associate trainers to collaborate equally with our Young Advisors and form teams of trainers linked to a specific geographical area (these can be found in the supporting documents and preference must be identified within your supporting statement). 

If you have the passion and drive to help us change cultures and behaviours within organisations and improve the experience for children and young people in crisis, then please ensure you read the supporting information in the job pack and apply!