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Intervention Specialist

Employer: One-Eighty Children's Charity

  • Reference: 180C/17/27106
  • Published on: Wed 01/02/2017 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 10/03/2017 15:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours:
  • Salary: Up to £23,000 + 15-20 days holiday
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: West London (Hounslow and neighbouring areas)

Social Worker / Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner / Therapist / Psychologist / Other psychological skills worker- One-Eighty London

Position Title: Intervention Specialist

Location: West London (Hounslow / Brentford), UK

Responsible to: Team Leader, One-Eighty London

Hours: Full time and part time available. Part time role is flexible – either 3 or 4 days per week equivalent (24 to 32 hours)

Salary: £21,000-£23,000 pa pro rata depending on experience (+ personal expenses, training allowance, 15-20 days holiday)

Application Deadline: Friday 10th March 2017 – Closing 3pm

Interview Dates: End of March 2017

Starting Date: April 2017


One-Eighty is a psychology behaviour support charity aimed at re-integrating vulnerable children and young people back into an educational provision suitable for their needs. This is carried out in London by supporting them through periods of educational transition, and targeting specific behavioural issues that are negatively impacting both the young people and their families. As a psychology service, we use evidence based interventions to impact emotional health and to change behaviours. Experience of using evidence based interventions in previous work settings is preferred. The candidate can have experience working with either adults or children or both.


This role will require you to efficiently and confidently support the design and delivery of innovative interventions aimed to facilitate positive behavioural change in the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people and families in West London. Your role will involve leadership of other team members and you will receive training in order to do this. A competent undertaking of the role will entail a continual reviewing and evaluating of the effectiveness of the process in order to ensure that the intervention is generating sustainable outcomes. Further, to ensure that the support and intervention offered is holistic you will also be required to engage with other professionals and agencies as well as work closely with the young person’s family, school, and community. The end result will be an effective and holistic intensive intervention plan delivered with professionalism, passion, and sensitivity.

In addition to one-to-one support, the role will also require you to sometimes lead group sessions of between 6-10 young people of low to mid vulnerability. Activities will include, for example, the therapeutic use of art and interactive media-based discussions.

You will be working as part of a larger team, but will also frequently be on your own conducting assessments and interventions. It will be a crucial part of the job that you are able to build positive relationships not only with the young people, but also with school staff and other professionals connected to the children and families.


We are looking for someone who is visibly passionate and enthusiastic about supporting young people, helping them to progress and fulfil their potential. You must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the capability to be creative and use your initiative, as different needs arise.

It is important that you can display patience and commitment in light of the understanding that behavioural change may not happen immediately, whilst remaining persistently determined and focused on achieving our goals. You will be adaptable and have the ability to think quickly on your feet.


  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy, psychology graduate / Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), Social Work, sociology, social anthropology, education, youth work or related subject; A teaching qualification is also highly regarded.

  • Experience of leading teams /groups;

  • An ability to effectively engage and connect with teachers, students, and families;

  • Experience working with emotionally charged patients / clients;

  • A clear organised and methodological approach to work;

  • Evidence of strong analytical and research competencies; and

  • Competent use of MS Office Software.


  • A track record of effective support to high vulnerability people;

  • A track record of supporting those with mental health challenges;

  • Good knowledge of existing behaviour support programmes and current government/non-government family support schemes;

  • Additional professional qualifications suited toward this field of work (i.e. ‘Team Teach’, ‘Strengthening Families’); and

  • A Full UK driving licence and access to a car


If you think that you could thrive in this key role of responsibility and creativity as part of a dynamic forward thinking team – then use the online application form provided by Jobs Go Public on this page. You can also download more information by clicking on the attachment documents listed on this page.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications consent for us to make personal checks based on the information you give us on your CV. By applying you also confirm you have no criminal convictions, or that any convictions have been clearly identified in your cover letter. If your application is successful, by law you will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check.

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