Permanent Full time (Flexible working arrangements are considered, compressed hours, term time only contracts)
Salary: Soulbury Scale A 3-8, plus up to 3 SPA points.
The advertised salary is for full time work, the salary for part time will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Previously awarded SPA points will be honoured
Enfield Educational Psychology Service is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and innovative Educational Psychologist (EPs) to a friendly and committed team.
Enfield EPS has a history in promoting and supporting children/young people’s emotional well-being and mental health and is a key partner within the London Borough of Enfield, alongside CAMHS, the NHS CCG and Public Health.
Enfield EPS offers a well-regarded traded offer to schools and promotes a consultation model of service delivery in supporting settings’ graduated response. Enfield views ‘consultation’ as working in collaboration with others to reach a shared understanding of the child/young person’s needs and what can enable their progress. Where appropriate, direct psychological assessment and/or intervention with the child/young person and discussions with parents and staff/partners may be contracted.
All EPs provide advice as contribution to the EHC Needs Assessments. The EPS is a partner in supporting the SEND strategy, which strives to promote a person centred / outcome focussed approach through implementation of the preparing for adulthood agenda. We value our partnership with the Our Voice Parent Forum, a stakeholder for our service in relation to service developments and recruitment and selection.
We have a welcoming and skilled team that are dedicated to providing a high-quality psychological service to children and young people in our communities. We offer:
- A structured induction;
- Excellent peer support, including a structured consultant led peer group supervision (on offer twice a term);
- Structured line management, professional supervision and appraisal;
- Continue professional development and training opportunities;
- Regular team meetings and structured team events, including joint learning days with CAMHS;
- Excellent ICT facilities (remote access laptop and smart phone) and accommodation;
- Opportunities to develop specialist interests;
- Enfield EPS & SEWS is committed to developing future leaders and managers and offers training opportunities and experiences in this area. The Council offers training programmes and there is a corporate agenda to develop future leaders of public services, e.g. Women into Leadership.
Minimum requirements: Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (the latter only applies to qualified EPs). The post is subject to a DBS.
The successful applicants will be required to visit settings in Enfield and outside of the borough.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date : Midnight 31st January 2020
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Interview date :TBC
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Suzy Francis (Principal Educational Psychologist/Head of Service Educational Psychology and Emotional Well Being) firstname.lastname@example.org, Dennis Guiney (Senior EP) email@example.com or Sarif Alrai (Senior Educational Psychologist) firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8379 2000.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Sue Adams on 020 8132 1026 or email@example.com. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.
This role requires that you upload your supporting statement and CV as one document. Please ensure that you address in your supporting statement how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
Your supporting statement and CV should be uploaded as 1 document in the "CV/Work History upload" section of the online application form.
Our standard guidance through this application will state that your CV will not be visible to the manager at application stage. However, please note as the manager would like an expression of interest attached to your CV as your application to apply for this role, your CV will be visible to the manager as soon as it has been submitted. As we operate a process of name blind recruitment you do not need to include your name on your CV.