• Part Time
  • London

Website Unlocking Potential

Team Manager (Child Therapist)

Hours: Part Time, 4 days (30 hours + unpaid breaks). Term-time only (40 weeks)

Location: Inner London

Salary: £24,273.84 (inclusive of paid holiday) paid equally over 12 months. Equivalent of £35,000 full time salary

Unlocking Potential is a London based charity, we work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potential.

We are recruiting for a Team Manager 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.

About the Role:

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.

The full job description can be found on our website: Team Manager (Child Therapist) – Unlocking Potential (up.org.uk)

Hours: Part Time, 4 days (30 hours + unpaid breaks). Term-time only (40 weeks)

Location: Inner London Primary Schools

How to apply:

To apply for this role please submit:

A supporting statement (max 2 A4 pages). This should clearly demonstrate your suitability for the role, and how you meet the key criteria that has been set out within the person specification (we will be shortlisting candidates closely against the person specification).
Closing Date: 12pm on 23rd April 2021.   Interviews: 27th April 2021.


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, or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact: hr@up.org.uk
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About Unlocking Potential:

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.

Our Mission

We work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potential.

Our Programmes

Our services combine best practice from the fields of education, clinical excellence, career development and community organising to ensure that every child and young person can excel:

The Corner School

A special independent primary school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs. We work closely with local authorities to ensure that we can provide exceptional provision to children who require intensive, high quality specialist support to make excellent progress. It is our belief and mission that every child can learn and enjoy a fulfilling school life, regardless of their social, emotional and mental health needs.

The Schools Programme

A therapy service in primary schools across 5 London Boroughs. This service aims to ensure that children who have social, emotional or mental health needs, have access to trainee and qualified professionals to provide timely support.  Clients are aged between 4 – 11 years old, and are referred to our service by their school. We offer brief and long-term work, and also provide support for parents and carers.

Roundwood School and Community Centre

An Alternative Provision for secondary school age children with an onsite community centre, based in Harlesden, Brent, which opened in Jan 2021.  UP provides a Integrated Youth Offer that comprises therapy, mentoring family support work and employability support for our older young people.

To apply for this job email your details to sasha.chipperfield@up.org.uk.