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Educational Psychologist

Salary details: £39359 - £48211

Organisation
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Reference
REC/19/00284
Salary Details
£39359 - £48211  
Additional Allowances
Essential Car User
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
07 June 2019
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Soulbury Scale A3-A8 plus Inner London allowance and up to 3 SPA points 

We have an exciting opportunity for two reflective and resourceful educational psychologists within our hard-working, supportive, friendly and eclectic team in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, providing a service to a range of schools, children’s centres and early years settings.

As a service we are highly regarded by schools and have a strong focus on developing and refining our practice and extending the portfolio of services we offer. We work within a holistic framework based on process consultancy with an emphasis on working with teachers and other staff to develop interventions that work for them in the context of their situation, their school or setting, their classroom and their class group.  We also have a dedicated Early Years EP service working with our Nursery Schools, Children’s Centres and PVI settings.

Schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have access to excellent support services and the EP service is funded to provide educational psychology support to Children’s Centres and Area SENCOs, Autism Outreach Team and the Virtual School.

The Educational Psychology Service is located within the Inclusion, Learning and Achievement division of the Children’s Services department, based at The Woolwich Centre in the heart of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are a partly traded service offering

  • consultancy, assessment and intervention in relation to children causing concern
  • work with parents and carers
  • ELSA training and supervision
  • training, development programmes and coaching for school and setting staff
  • organisational consultancy for schools and early years settings.

We offer a balanced model of statutory and non-statutory work.  Through our traded service schools have taken the opportunity to use their EPs to deliver a wide range of project work and training, including attachment and learning, work discussion/consultation groups, staff workshops, identification of SEMH needs and multi-family therapy groups.

You will benefit from:

  • Opportunities to develop your practice as a CBT or VIG practitioner
  • An annual service CPD programme
  • Protected time for clinical supervision and CPD
  • Centrally located, environmentally friendly accommodation
  • Excellent transport links
  • Flexible working
  • Remote working
  • Free parking space and car mileage allowance as an essential car user

Applications are welcome from both qualified and experienced EPs and those in their final year of training. Applicants must also be registered with the HCPC, or expect to be on completion of their training.

If you would like to discuss this post informally, please contact Mike Sutoris (Principal Educational Psychologist) on 020 8921 4818 or e-mail michael.sutoris@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about working in our service, please contact Karen Freeman (Psychology Support Officer, 020 8921 4818 or e-mail karen.freeman@royalgreenwich.gov.uk ) who will put you in touch with one of our current Trainees or newly/recently joined EPs.

 

Interviews: Friday 14th and Monday 17th June 2019

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.