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Team Manager, Therapeutic & Emotional Support Service
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/20/135985
  • Published: Tue 20/10/2020, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,863 - £56,075 (plus possible relocation package up to £8,000 - Terms & Conditions will Apply)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Team Manager, Therapeutic & Emotional Support Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen in TESS to appoint a new Team Manager to join our multi-disciplinary therapy team.  

THE SERVICE: The Therapeutic Emotional Support Service (TESS) is our in-house emotional wellbeing service for Birmingham’s children in care, children on the ‘edge of care’ and young people who have left care.  Our focus is to promote the health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and to support those who have responsibility for their care.  We offer our service via a therapeutic model approach grounded in the relationship-based tradition and heavily influenced by systemic, strengths based and restorative approaches.

THE ROLE: You are invited to join our specialist City-wide emotional wellbeing service to support a multidisciplinary team of therapeutic social workers, an art therapist and clinical psychologists in their delivery of a valued relationship based service to promote a positive working culture that maintains high standards of practice - and empowering others to do the same.

Your role will be to manage and co-ordinate the delivery of a TESS consultation and therapy-based service and to work closely with our Children in Care and Care Leavers teams to contribute to the planning and delivery of a comprehensive package of support. You will also support the TESS team to offer carers the advice, guidance and therapeutic service needed to promote the development of nurturing parental relationships for our most vulnerable and complex children.   

If you are innovative, positive, dedicated and able to embrace change and challenges, we would like to invite you join our team.   


  • Substantial post qualifying experience of therapeutic work with children and young people with emotional and mental health problems and their families.
  • Experience of assessment and planning interventions with children and young people with emotional and mental health problems and their families.
  • Substantial experience of successfully managing within constraints.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting and in partnership with other professionals/agencies.
  • Experience of providing supervision in a therapeutic and social work context.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with colleagues/partners, both individually and in project context.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills and apply them.
  • Able to cope with pressure of work and its impact on self and others.