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Research Assistant: Internship ‘What happened next’ Project 21 hours a week Unpaid Number of positions: two

Contract 2nd April 2012 to 28th September 2012 Closing date for applications 09:00 Thursday, 22nd March 2012 Notification of Interview Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than 17:00 Friday, 23rd March 2012. Due to the volume of applications expected we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates Interviews Interviews will be held on Monday, 26th March 2012 Application Packs Application packs can be downloaded from www.annafreud.org Once completed, please return the application form electronically, together with the monitoring form to: vacancy@annafreud.org Important: Please name your application form as follows: Surname, First name RA WHN-AF i.e. Smith, John RA WHN -AF. Thank you

The Anna Freud Centre (AFC) supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. We are looking for two motivated Research Assistants to help analyse and evaluate the outcome of recommendations for maltreated children by the AFC and NHS Whittington Health Family Assessment Service (FAS). The ‘What Happened Next’ Project is examining the well-being of children after care proceedings. The primary purpose of the role is to be trained to be reliable on a comprehensive child adaptation measure and apply this to coding reports and transcript data as well as entering data from behavioural measures and applying appropriate statistical methods. This work aims to develop an important area of Looked After Children research. The Research Assistants will be working as part of a team and under the supervision of Julia Badger, Research Officer and Gerry Mulcahy, Project Manager. An enthusiastic, flexible approach and willingness to learn are important in making the most of this experience. The successful applicants should demonstrate sensitivity and maturity and maintain confidentiality. Seminars can be attended at the Centre, given by members of staff on a variety of topics – a valuable learning experience for anyone interested in psychology, psychotherapy and research. The posts will be based at the Anna Freud Centre, 12 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SU. The Anna Freud Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.


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