Unlocking Potential deliver high performing therapeutic programmes and education provision for children and young people with SEMH needs. We work in collaboration with families, communities, and other partners to ensure that children and young people access the interventions they need in order to thrive.Mission
We work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potentialValuesTrust
We build trust by being honest, transparent, and accountable in the way we work with children and young people, staff, and partners and by providing services and programmes whose outcomes are measurable and evidenced based.Collaborative
Relationships are at the heart of our work. We prioritise communication and collaboration with partners, families, and communities, believing that by working together we create more effective and holistic outcomes for children and young people.Empowering
We co-create opportunities for our children, young people, parents/carers and staff to actively participate in decision-making that influences change. We promote the voices of children and young people in our organisation and the wider community.Nurturing
We provide a nurturing approach based on safety and space for creativity, exploration, and growth. We support and care for our children, young people, and staff to realise their potential.Impact
We are committed to measuring our impact through a data driven method in order to develop our programmes and make a greater difference to the lives of children, young people, and their parents and carers.About The Schools Programme
We are recruiting for Team Managers who will join our Schools Programme, a school based therapeutic service which benefits the whole school community. The programme provides high-quality support to children and families affected by social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).
The programme currently works in primary schools across London boroughs, and we have a multi-disciplinary team including: Psychotherapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists, who provide flexible, timely and targeted interventions to improve emotional wellbeing and help children to thrive.
We work in partnership with children, parents and carers, and staff playing an important role in each school's pastoral system in the knowledge that working together benefits the child.
To find out more about our work please visit the Unlocking Potential website.Position
- Hours: Full Time (5 days per week) or Part Time hours (2, 3 or 4 days) available. Term Time working (based on 40 weeks per year)
- Location: The successful applicant will be based in Putney, Brent or Wandsworth with occasional travelling to our London Head Office for meetings.
- Salary: Equivalent to £35,700 full time salary. Actual pay for pro-rata for working based on 5 days & term-time only (inclusive of paid holiday allowance): £27,461.54
We are seeking a dedicated individual who is passionate about helping children achieve their full potential to join our Schools Programme.
In the role of Team Manager, you will draw on your experience as a qualified therapist alongside your excellent organisational and relationship management skills to effectively coordinate and lead the service, working flexibly and responsively within your school. You will be the bridge between the service and the school, working closely with the school's staff (e.g. senior leadership, teachers, safeguarding leads, inclusion team etc) and attending multi-agency meetings.
Your responsibilities will include managing referrals and assessments, liaising with parents and carers, maintaining accurate records, and monitoring and evaluating the impact of the service. You would also deliver some short-term 1-1 and/or group interventions, lunchtime clubs and 'Speak UP' within your school and, one day per week, you would deliver 1-1 therapy to children in a different school to maintain your clinical practice.Requirements
Please view the full job description for further information regarding the responsibilities of this role and the Person Specification.
- Closing date: Monday 13 December 9am
- Interview date: Wednesday 15 December
- Please make your application by submitting your CV along with a supporting statement (max 2 A4 pages) which clearly demonstrates your suitability for the role and how you meet the key criteria set out within the person specification criteria (we will be reviewing shortlisted candidates closely against the person specification)
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, and this position will require an Enhanced Disclosure with Barred list check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
- Our children and families and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and we value the unique contribution that each individual can bring to UP. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive team is vital to our work, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background.
- For further information, an informal discussion, or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- We have opportunities in Putney, Brent and Wandsworth. Please visit the UP website for more information