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The Children's Society

Mental Health Service Manager

Job Type



North East



£34,837 - £38,706

Posted Date

25 May 2022

Newcastle Office

Closing Date

30 May 2022

We are currently looking for experience mental & emotional health managers who are familiar with working towards a whole school approach to ensure children and young people of school age have access to good quality mental and emotional health support.

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.

This role sits within our Youth Impact directorate, which works to provide support for children who need support.

A key part of this role will be your ability to:

Lead & Manage the Mental Health Support Team on a day to day basis as well as providing the supervising practitioner role offering day to day supervisory support to the team

Enable a safe quality evidenced based service the team will require development and there will be specific work to ensure robust integration across early intervention pathways working alongside community partners and education settings.

Deliver evidence based interventions with children and young peopld in educations ettings with mid to moderate emotional and mental health problems.

In order to be considered for this post you will have to demonstrate that you already have:


- Qualified in CBT or currently completing CBT course that meets the Minimum Training Standards as defined by BABCP,BPS etc.


- A recorded registered qualification in one of the following nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy, Child Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or within psychological therapy

Work-based Knowledge

- Demonstrable experience of working in CYP emotional wellbeing and mental health services
- To be trained and competent as a manager and education mental health services
- Skills and experience of working with children, young people and families around a range of emotional. Mental health/behavioural/additional health/developmental needs
- Excellent understanding of common mental and emotional health issues that children & young people face, informed by current research and evidence bases.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more young people.

For an application pack please visit the web site

or telephone

The Childrens Society Recruitment team on 020 7841 4400

For an informal discussion please contact Youth Programme Practice Manager

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Monday 30th May 2022. Interview date to be confirmed.

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