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Child Therapist (Team Manager) x2

Team Manager (Family Therapist)

Hours of work: Term Time (40 weeks), 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Location: Hackney & Tower Hamlets

Role Overview

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.

Please see the full job description for further details.

How to Apply

There are 2 roles available, interviews will be held via Zoom as suitable candidates apply and this advert will close once all positions have been filled. Please don’t hesitate to make your application by submitting your CV along with a covering statement which clearly demonstrates how you meet the person specification by selecting 'Apply for this job' (we will be reviewing shortlisted candidates closely against the person specification). We look forward to receiving your application!


UP are committed to the safeguarding of children and all roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

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 an initial discussion about the role, or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact

If this role is not the right fit for you but you are interested in our work, please submit a speculative application